Ghana: UG Council Appoints Prof. Codjoe Provost, School of Schooling, College of Ghana
The College of Ghana (UG) Council has appointed a former Director of the Regional Institute of Inhabitants Research (RIPS), Professor Samuel NiiArdeyCodjoe, as Provost, School of Schooling, College of Ghana for a three-year tenure of workplace, topic to renewal.
Prof.Codjoe, a world-renowned inhabitants scientist has had an intensive analysis and instructing profession, spanning over 25 years at each UG and internationally.
As Provost, School of Schooling, he’s accountable for the Faculty of Persevering with and Distance Schooling, Faculty of Schooling and Management, Faculty of Info and Communication Research, Takoradi and Kumasi Metropolis Campuses and 11 College of Ghana Studying Centres in Accra, Kumasi, Takoradi, Sunyani, Cape Coast, Wa, Tamale, Koforidua, Bolgatanga, Ho/Tsito and Tema.
The School of Schooling additionally has mentoring duties for six Schools of Schooling in Ghana: Accra, Enchi, Evangelical Presbyterian at Amedzofe, Peki, Gbewaa in Pusiga, Mount Mary in Somanya and likewise accountable for organising the Annual New 12 months Faculty at UG.
Sharing his imaginative and prescient for his new position with the Ghanaian Occasions in Accra, Prof.Codjoe mentioned he would intention to, amongst others, enhance and broaden the space training and sandwich programmes, enhance analysis, and likewise produce annual reviews on the state of the media in Ghana, and organise a rating system for media in Ghana.
Prof.Codjoe obtained his Bachelor of Arts (Hons) diploma in Geography and Useful resource Improvement and Examine of Religions in 1989 and labored with the Inhabitants Affect Venture throughout which he engaged in a number of advocacy, sensitisation and dissemination actions on household planning, adolescent reproductive well being, dangerous conventional practices together with widowhood rites, baby servitude (Trokosi), and baby marriages.
He obtained Grasp of Philosophy diploma in Human Geography from College of Oslo, Norway 1998, PhD diploma in Geography (Main) and Soil Science (Minor) in February 2004 on the College of Arithmetic and Pure Sciences, College of Bonn, Germany, and likewise holds postgraduate diploma certificates in lots of fields of endeavours.
Prof. Codjoewas promoted to the rank of Senior Lecturer in 2008, Affiliate Professor in 2011, and Professor in 2015. He served as Deputy Director of RIPS in 2011-2012, and Director from 2012 to 2018. He additionally served within the capability of Appearing Director of RIPS (August 2018 – September 2018). As well as, Prof. Codjoe has served on nearly all of the statutory committees of UG.
He has served as Principal Investigator and Co-Investigator of 21 main funded worldwide and nationwide initiatives which have attracted a complete of about USD 37 million in analysis funding.
He has mentored and supervised three Analysis Fellows; 9 Put up-Doctoralcandidates; 23 PhDs; seven Experiential Learners; 15 MPhil candidates; and over 40 MA college students. His mentees are working as lecturers and senior scientists in main world establishments.
He has co-authored publications with scientists from varied disciplinary backgrounds within the following areas: (i) Inhabitants Well being; (ii) Urbanisation; (iii) Vitamin; (iv) Inhabitants and Surroundings; (v) Inhabitants and Land Use/Land Cowl; and (vi) Local weather Change.
As a part of intervention programmes for his African Analysis Centre of Excellence Venture, sponsored by the Worldwide Improvement Analysis Centre (IDRC) of Canada, two fish smoking amenities to enhance fish preservation in Ussher City, Accra, had been constructed, and waste disposal gear (dump vehicles, tricycles), and waste bins for natural and inorganic waste separation in about 800 households in James City, Accra, in the direction of managing local weather change and well being challenges had been offered.
The mission additionally constructed a 144-metre drain in Agbogbloshie, Accra, to ease the perennial floods skilled locally, flood dangers and related well being outcomes. Lastly, he has established community-based local weather change golf equipment in the direction of elevated group consciousness and dedication to sustaining clear environment.
He’s married to Mrs Gertrude Addai-Codjoe for the previous 29 years, and they’re blessed with 5 kids, Marilyn Adjoa, Carl NiiSersah, Kelvin NiiArdey, Brian NiiBaah and Kaitlin NaaAyikuorkor. His hobbies are soccer, tennis, and motorcar racing.