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KNUST’s Professor, Divine Kwaku Ahadzie Remains The First African to Win Real Impact Award

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KNUST’s Professor, Divine Kwaku Ahadzie Remains The First African to Win Real Impact Award

Professor Divine Kwaku Ahadzie of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUSTCentre )’s for Settlement Studies has won the Real Impact Award in the 2020 ‘Driving the Impact Agenda’ category.

The Real Impact Awards, organized by Emerald Publishing in the United Kingdom, aim to raise the profile of individuals, teams, and institutions committed to making a real difference through their research.

It also recognizes innovative approaches to achieving real impact, bridges the gap between research and practice by celebrating truly collaborative ways of working, and finally tells real impact success stories and celebrates those driving the debate.

His research interests include housing and the environment, specifically affordable housing solutions for informal settlements and the development of resilient communities for flood risk management.

He attended the then-Technology Secondary School in Kumasi, Ghana, for his secondary education (now KNUST Senior High school). In 1990, he earned a BSc in Building Technology from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.

Later, at the University of Manchester’s Institute of Science and Technology, he earned an MSc in Construction and Project Management (UMIST). He received his PhD in Construction and Project Management from the University of Wolverhampton in the United Kingdom.

Professor Ahadzie has over 70 publications to his name in highly regarded international journals, and he has contributed to three book chapters published by Routledge – Taylor and Francis, UK.

He is also a recognized publons.com academy reviewer, having reviewed over 80 manuscripts for top international journals all over the world. He has attended international conferences in London, Manchester, Brussels, Nairobi, Dar es Salam, Addis Abeba, Cape Town, Kara, Togo, and Abeokuta, Nigeria.

Prof Ahadzie received an outstanding reviewer award from the International Journal of Project Management in 2017 for his review services. He is very enthusiastic about research.

Source: www.KNUSTconnect.Com

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GES Goes On It Knees, Beg Parents To Forgive Them For Rescheduling Reopening Date For SHS

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GES Goes On It Knees, Beg Parents To Forgive Them For Rescheduling Reopening Date For SHS

Public Relations Officer for the Ghana Education Service, Cassandra Twum Ampofo has rendered an unqualified apology to parents and stakeholders for the Institution’s inability to communicate on time changes made in the reopening dates of form 3 Senior High School students.

“We at the GES want to render an unqualified apology to the parents and students, our key stakeholder the teachers and the general public for communicating to them late. We acknowledge the shortfall on our part and we are deeply sorry and…going forward, this won’t happen again,” she stated.

“We admit that we have no justification to have communicated the decision to them late…whatever decision it was, whatever reason whether good or bad should have been told to the parents…that is unfortunate and that is why we are apologizing,” she said, in an interview with JoyNews’ Evans Mensah.

Source: www.GhanaCNN.com

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Former KNUST Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Evans-Anfom Is Confirmed Dead

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KNUSTconnect.Com has gathered from reliable sources confirms that, former KNUST Vice-Chancellor is Dr. Evans-Anfom dead.

KNUSTconnect.Com has gathered from reliable sources confirms that, former KNUST Vice-Chancellor is Dr. Evans-Anfom dead.

He was the first to introduce “Matriculation” into the university entry ceremonies at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).

Dr Evans-Anfom was a former vice-chancellor of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) from 1967 to 19 73 and chaired many national committees and boards.

He was credited with inventing university matriculation events, which he implemented during his tenure at KNUST.

The celebrated surgeon, who was born on October 7, 1919, was the father of four children.

Evans-Anfom, FGA, OSG was KNUST’s second vice-chancellor from 1967 to 1973.

Awards and honours of Dr Evans Anfom

  • 1934: Listed on the Honour Board of the Salem School, Osu
  • 1968: Elected president of the Ghana Medical Association
  • 1971: Elected Fellow of the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • 1974: Honorary degree of Doctor of Science (Hon. D.Sc.), University of Salford
  • 1996: Honorary doctorate degree in literature (honoris causa) Hon. D.Litt. by the Akrofi Christaller Institute, Akropong Akuapim
  • 1983-1998: Chairman of the Inter-Church and Ecumenical Relations Committee of Ghana
  • 2003: Awarded honorary Doctor of Science degree (D.Sc.) by the KNUST
  • 2006: Decorated with the Order of the Star of Ghana

Source: www.KNUSTconnect.Com

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Nalerigu Nursing Training Students Heavily Scammed By BTF Flash Investment

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Nalerigu Nursing Training Students Heavily Scammed By BTF Flash Investment

Information reaching the News Desk of GhanaCNN indicates that some students at the Nareligu Nursing Training College in the Northern part of Ghana have been heavily scammed by a said Ponzi scheme.

Nalerigu is the largest town in the East Mamprusi Municipal Assembly in the North East Region of Ghana and well known for its nursing training college.

The source further shared that students numbering over 100 were scammed after they joined the new Ponzi scheme that goes by the name BTF Flash Investment.

A level 100 student at the college who broke the news to our correspondent, Abdul Salifu Salam further disclosed that some students have even fallen sick as a result of the scam since they used their money meant for upkeep in the said online ponzi.

It could be recalled that the Economic and Organized Crime Unit were in the news after they released a press statement warning Ghanaians to desist from joining such schemes.

Source: www.GhanaCNN.com

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