First female chancellor of Women’s University in Africa

The first female chancellor of Zimbabwe’s Women’s University in Africa, Ghanaian Professor Naana Opoku-Agyemang, has pledged to support the university in advancing the dreams of the institution’s two visionary founders – Professor Hope Sadza and Dr Fay Chung – who took action to create a pathway for women to access higher education, reports Ghana Web.

Opoku-Agyemang said that the shifting terrain of higher education in Africa and the evolving economic order required that universities maintain a careful balance between knowledge and skills acquisition in curriculum review and delivery. Installed as the first female chancellor at the Celebration Centre in Harare, Zimbabwe, on 26 October, Opoku-Agyemang thanked the Women’s University in Africa for the honour bestowed on her.

In an interview with ZiFMNews, Opoku-Agyemang said she would continue to articulate the institution’s vision and translate it into action to ensure quality education for students. Dr Fay Chung, co-founder of the university, said the institution was pleased to be encouraging the spirit of pan-Africanism, diversity and African unity through appointing a Ghanaian chancellor after the previous chancellor who was from Zambia.
Full report on the Ghana Web site