- Ghanaian-born Professor, Ato Quayson, who now works at Stanford University has been appointed as the Head of Department
- The professor attended St. Theresa’s School in North Kaneshie and had his Ordinary and Advanced Levels GCE at Apam Secondary School
- He had his first degree at the University of Ghana and Ph.D. at the University of Cambridge in the UK
Professor Ato Quayson, a man born and bred in Ghana, has been appointed to the full headship of the Department of English at one of America’s top universities, Stanford.
According to a report by Ben Dotsei Malor, a Chief Editor at Dailies, UN News at United Nations, the Ghanaian professor will assume his new position as Chair of Stanford’s English Department from the fall of 2021.
Professor Quayson had his primary education at St. Theresa’s School in North Kaneshie, Accra, and did his Ordinary and Advanced Levels GCE at Apam Secondary School, in the Central Region.
After that, he bagged a First Class Honours degree at the University of Ghana, in English and Arabic and proceeded to the University of Cambridge, UK, where he completed his Ph.D.
From Cambridge, he went to Oxford University, where he held a Junior Research Fellowship at Wolfson College, before returning to Cambridge to become a Reader in Commonwealth and Postcolonial Literature in the Faculty of English from 1995-2005.
He was also Director of the Centre for African Studies and a Fellow of Pembroke College while at Cambridge.
In a similar report, Legit.ng reported that Lt Agatha Kpamina, a young female Ghanaian military officer of the Ghana Armed Forces made the nation proud after becoming the first African to complete a programme in Ft Benning, in Georgia.
In a post on the verified Twitter handle of US Embassy Ghana, it is indicated that Lt Kpamina graduated from the Infantry Officer Basic Course (IOBC).
A photo attached to the post saw Agatha being adorned with some laurels to mark her successful completion of the programme that no other person from an African country has been able to finish