KNUST Produces the First Female Professor of Economics in Ghana

The Kumasi-based Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, KNUST has produced the first Female Professor of Economics in Ghana in the name of Grace Nkansa Asante. Her promotion to a rank of full professor is effective August 1, 2022.

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She holds a PhD in Economics from KNUST, a master’s degree from the University of Ghana Legon and undergraduate degree in French and Economics from KNUST. Professor Nkansa Asante is the current Vice Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences under the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. Her research and teaching profession sites in the area of Economic Policy Analysis, Monetary Economics, and Financial Economics.

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Prior to her tenure at KNUST, Professor Nkansa Asante contributed significantly as a research officer within the Governance Division of the African Development Bank in Abidjan. Beyond her academic pursuits, she is also an ordained Priest in the Anglican Communion, serving at the Archbishop Thomas Cranmer Anglican Church at KNUST.

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