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Prof. Agyare appointed as Provost, KNUST College of Health Sciences


  5 Août      19        Santé (7354),

   

Kumasi – The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and
Technology (KNUST), has appointed Professor Christian Agyare as the
new Provost of the College of Health Sciences.
The new Provost until his appointment, was the Head of Quality
Assurance and Planning Unit, and also Vice-Dean of the Faculty of
Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences of the University.
His appointment took effect from August 01, 2020, and he replaced Prof. Yaw Adu-Sarkodie.
Prof. Agyare, adjudged the Best Researcher at KNUST and also winner of the ‘Young African Researcher Award’ in 2016, has to his credit more
than 150 publications.
These include 80 papers in International Peer-review Journals, 60
articles published in Conference Proceedings and has co-authored 10
Book Chapters.
He was one of three new Provosts sworn into office at the recent
investiture of Prof. Rita Akosua Dickson as the 11th Vice-Chancellor
of KNUST – a programme that had in attendance the President, Nana Addo
Dankwa Akufo-Addo, and the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, who is
also the KNUST Chancellor.
The rest are Prof. Ben Kwaku Branoh Banful, Provost, College of
Agriculture and Natural Resources, and Prof. Charles Marfo, Provost,
College of Humanities and Social Sciences.
Prof. Agyare, a product of Prempeh College, Kumasi, attained his
Bachelor of Pharmacy (BPharm) and Master of Pharmacy (MPharm) degrees
from KNUST.
He obtained his doctorate from University of Muenster, Germany and an alumnus of German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).
The new Provost was appointed a Lecturer at KNUST in 2003 and promoted to Senior Lecturer and Associate Professor in 2011 and 2016,
respectively.
His research areas and interests include search for antimicrobial,
wound-healing and anti-inflammatory agents from medicinal plants and
natural products.
He also researches on antibiotic resistance in animals and humans. He has been a post-doctoral fellow at University of California San
Francisco, California and the Novartis Institute for Biomedical
Research, Boston, USA.
Prof. Agyare has considerable experiences in university teaching and
collaborative research, international relations and outreach services
delivery.
He is a Fellow of L’Oreal-UNESCO for Women in Science Foundation.
Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, while congratulating the newly-appointed
Provosts, said they should bring their knowledge and expertise to bear
to advance the cause of the various Colleges.
“Throughout my tenure as Chancellor of this University, I have had
several encounters with some of you and I have no doubt about your
managerial capabilities.
“Most of you have gathered a wealth of experience in administering
this University in various capacities over a long period of time and
as such, are fully aware of the road map this University had carved
for itself, clearly stipulated in the University’s Strategic Plan
(PLAN 2K25),” the Asantehene noted.

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