Famous Professors from Ghana

List of notable or famous professors from ghana, with bios and photos, including the top professors born in ghana and even some popular professors who immigrated to ghana. If you're trying to find out the names of famous ghana professors then this list is the perfect resource for you. These professors are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known professor from ghana is included when available.

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  • Aaron Mike Oquaye
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    Rt. Hon. Aaron Mike Oquaye, (born April 4, 1944) is a Ghanaian politician and is the Speaker of the Parliament of Ghana. Oquaye was sworn in as the Speaker of Parliament on 7 January 2017. A member of the New Patriotic Party, he was the Member of Parliament for Dome-Kwabenya from 2005 to 2013. He was Ghana's High Commissioner to India from 2001 to 2004, then Minister of Energy from 2005 to 2006 and Minister of Communications from 2006 to 2009. He served as the Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament from 2009 to 2013.
    • Age: 78
    • Birthplace: Ghana
  • Albert Kwadwo Adu Boahen (May 24, 1932 – May 24, 2006) was a Ghanaian academic, historian, and politician. He was an academic at the University of Ghana from 1959 to 1990, since 1971 as a professor. As a politician, he notably was a candidate in the 1992 Ghanaian presidential election, representing the main opposition New Patriotic Party.
    • Age: Dec. at 74 (1932-2006)
    • Birthplace: Oseim, Ghana
  • Ama Ata Aidoo
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    Ama Ata Aidoo, née Christina Ama Aidoo (born 23 March 1942) is a Ghanaian author, poet, playwright and academic. She was the Minister of Education under the Jerry Rawlings administration. In 2000, she established the Mbaasem Foundation to promote and support the work of African women writers. Some other sources by Megan Behrent Brown University and Africa Who's Who 3rd edition stated that she was born on 31 March, 1940.
    • Age: 82
    • Birthplace: Ghana
  • Professor George Panyin Hagan (born 1938), is a prominent academic and politician in Ghana.
    • Age: 85
    • Birthplace: Accra, Ghana
  • Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang
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    Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang

    Jane Naana Opoku Agyemang (born 22 November 1951 in Cape Coast, Ghana) is a former Minister for Education in Ghana. She was appointed in 2013 by President John Mahama after the 2012 Ghanaian general election and served until January 2017 when the Nana Akuffo-Addo administration was elected to power. She is a member of the National Democratic Congress.Professor Opoku-Agyemang, former Vice-Chancellor of University of Cape Coast, Ghana, was the first female Vice-Chancellor of a state University in Ghana. She assumed duty on 1 October 2008, succeeding Emmanuel Addow-Obeng.
    • Age: 71
    • Birthplace: Cape Coast, Central Region, Ghana, Ghana, Africa
  • John Evans Fiifi Atta Mills (21 July 1944 – 24 July 2012) was a Ghanaian politician and legal scholar who served as President of Ghana from 2009 to 2012. He was inaugurated on 7 January 2009, having defeated the ruling party candidate Nana Akufo-Addo in the 2008 election. Previously he was Vice-President from 1997 to 2001 under President Jerry Rawlings, and he stood unsuccessfully in the 2000 and 2004 presidential elections as the candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC). He is the first Ghanaian head of state to die in office.
    • Age: Dec. at 68 (1944-2012)
    • Birthplace: Tarkwa, Ghana