The School of Biological sciences yesterday held the 4th edition of the K. N. EYESON lecture, an annual event that honours Emeritus Professor Kobina Ndzeba Eyeson for his contribution to the development of the School and the University of Cape Coast at large.
The Lecture which was on the theme: “Fostering Inter-Disciplinary Partnership in the Life Sciences: Prospects and Challenges in the Globalized World” hosted Professor Alfred Oteng of the department of Botany University of Ghana as the guest speaker.
Prof. Oteng, who is also an alumnus of the School of Biological Sciences and a student of Emeritus Prof K. N. Eyeson urged all researchers of the various disciplines of life sciences to foster interdisciplinary partnership in research.
He said this will solve the myriad of problems the life sciences as an umbrella science has been subjected to, creating the impression that the science has lost its future.
“So you will immediately see that fostering these relationships is very important. What I am saying is that, interdisciplinary partnerships which before, in our case, may not have been seen in the Life Sciences is a loss. In other words, I am supposing that these interdisciplinary partnerships and the others that come with it, is supposed to bring back the shine to the Life Sciences.”
Emeritus Prof. K.N Eyeson attended the St. Monica’s School (1942-44) Government Boys’ School (1952-51), Mfantseman School (1952-57) for his ‘O’ Level and ‘A’ Level examinations all in Cape Coast, and studied for the B.Sc. Honours degree in Zoology (1958-62) at the University of Ghana. He proceeded to the University of Leeds and between 1965 and 1968, obtained a PhD in Zoology, specializing in Comparative Endocrinology.
Emeritus Prof. K. N. Eyeson had gone through all the gamut of teaching in the University of Cape Coast: he was appointed Assistant Lecturer by the University in 1963, he was promoted to Lecturer (in 1965) and then a Senior Lecturer in 1972. By dint of hard work, he was promoted again to the rank of Associate Professor in 1978 and ultimately to Professor of Zoology in 1988.