Forty-one lecturers of Ghana’s two oldest public universities and a new entrant dominate the list of top 50 lecturers in Ghana.
In its latest monitoring work, the World Scientist and University Rankings 2021 ranked the lecturers for their research work and the impact on their various universities.
The University of Ghana has 25 lecturers in the top 50, the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) has nine, with the new entrant, the University of Health and Allied Sciences, Ho, having seven of its lecturers ranked among the top 50.
The others are the University of Cape Coast (UCC), three; the University of Education, Winneba (UEW), two; the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA, the Koforidua Technical University, the Ghana Technology University College and the Catholic University College, one each.
In all, a total of 706,043 scientists/lecturers from 187 countries and 11,518 universities were involved in the exercise, Ghana had 627 scientists/lecturers and 32 universities in it.
According to the rankings, Dr Dwomoa Adu of the University of Ghana, whose subject area is Medical and Health Science/Dentistry, placed first in Ghana, first in the university and 71st in Africa.
He, however, came out 9,522nd position among all lecturers in the world.
Prof. Fred Binka of the UHAS (Medical and Health Sciences/Epidemiology) came second in Ghana, first in his university, 83rd in Africa and 11,198th in the world.
Number three on the list in Ghana is Prof Seth Owusu-Agyei of the UHAS (Medical and Health Sciences/Epidemiology and Public Health.
He placed second in the UHAS, 105th in Africa and 12,602nd in the world.
The Vice-Chancellor of the UHAS, Prof John Gyapong, placed fourth in Ghana, third in his university, 111th in Africa and 13,938th in the world. His subject area is Medical and Health Sciences/Epidemiology and Public Health.
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