Prof. Rita Akosua Dickson, an accomplished Pharmacist, was appointed Vice-Chancellor of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in August 2020, making history.
She became the University’s first female president since its inception in 1952.
Many praised her for breaking the mold and paving the way for other ladies to strive to greatness and seek positions traditionally held by men.
Her outstanding leadership of the school appears to have tremendously influenced female students to seek leadership through the Students Representative Council (SRC), the organization that represents and advocates for the welfare of students.
Yvonne Osei Adobea was elected SRC President of the KNUST SRC in July 2023, making history yet again. She is a third-year Sociology student who stepped up and debunked the idea that the SRC presidency is only for men.
Her election has been widely praised by many, especially high-achieving females like the first female Vice Chancellor of a university in Ghana, Prof Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang. The former Vice Chancellor of the University of Cape Coast wrote:
“I warmly congratulate Miss Yvonne Osei Adobea, President-elect of the KNUST SRC, on your resounding victory.
I take joy, pride and inspiration in your achievement as the University’s first-ever female SRC President; more so in your resilience and tenacity towards this goal, as a second-time contender against difficult odds.
I wish you the very best in your administration. Continue to be an example for all of us. CONGRATULATIONS!!!”
Thousands of congratulatory messages have been pouring in following her historic achievement as KNUST’s first female SRC President.