Seven (7) KNUST lecturers have been inducted into the Ghana Young Academy (GhYA) of the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences (GAAS) at a one-day workshop on science communication for better dissemination of research results. In all ten scientists were inducted out of which seven were from KNUST.
The inductees were Dr. Marian A. Nkansah and Dr. Godfred Darko from the Department of Chemistry, Dr. Edmund Ekuadzi and Dr. Priscilla Mante from the Department of Pharmacognosy.
Others were Dr. Kwabena Owusu Danquah, Department of Medical Laboratory, Dr. Christopher Antwi from the Department of Animal Science and Dr. Vincent Logah from the Department of Crop Science.
In February 2013, the GAAS with sponsorship from the Royal Society and Pfizer organized a Young Scientists Forum, which heralded the formation of the GhYA in 2014 with the induction of three foundation members namely Dr. Christian Agyare from KNUST, Dr. Patrick K. Arthur and Dr. Augustine Ocloo from University of Ghana-Legon.
The GhYA is the ‘youth version’ of the GAAS, which serves as the mouthpiece for young scientists in Ghana and a bridge between young and old scientists. Launched in May, 2014, GhYA is connected to the network of National Youth Academies (NYAs) and the Global Young Academy (GYA).