Pro-Vice Chancellor of the University of Cape Coast Professor George K.T. Oduro is scheduled to hold his inaugural lecture today. The Lecture is an official ceremony to outdoor him and celebrate his scholarly achievement following his elevation to the rank of a full Professor.
Professor Oduro will be speaking on the topic: “Reposition University for National character Development: Does Leadership and Mindset Education Matter?” The lecture is expected to host a wide range of scholars from the university community and other sister institutions of higher learning.
Professor Oduro has been the Pro Vice Chancellor of the University of Cape Coast for the past two years after serving as the Director for the then Centre for Continuing Education and first Provost for the College of Distance Education from October 2013 to December 2015.
He has also served as a Director for the Institute of Educational Planning and Administration of the University of Cape Coast from August 2009 to July 2013.
As a former Chairman for the Takoradi Polytechnic Council, the Cambridge scholar supervised the implementation and drawing out of programmes for the smooth administration of the School.
Prof Oduro is widely known in the country for his stance on issues of national interest, especially education. His contribution cuts across the various political divides in the country.
Though he had no secondary education, Prof. Oduro managed to get to the Enchi Training College where he obtained the Teacher Certificate A to teach. After a while, he proceeded to the University of Cape Coast for his first degree in education. Graduating with a first class honors from the University of Cape Coast, he had a scholarship to study at one of the world’s celebrated Universities, Cambridge University in the United Kingdom for his MPhil in Institutional and Professional Development.
By dint of hard work and academic excellence, he had another scholarship to pursue his Ph.D. IN Educational leadership and Administration at the same University. His Ph.D. dissertation won the 2nd Prize of the British Educational Leadership and Management Society (BELMAS) BEST THESIS AWARD competition in 2004.
His leadership charisma was nurtured during his undergraduate days at the University of Cape Coast, serving as the President of the Students’ Representative Council of UCC and two time National President for the National Union Of Ghana Students (NUGS). At the University of Cambridge, where he had his Doctoral degree, he established the Ghana Students Association in Cambridge and served as its first President.
He is married to Dr. Georgina Yaa Oduro, a senior Lecturer at the Department of Sociology and Anthropolgy of the University of Cape Coast and blessed with four children.
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