“Ghana’s retrogressive Public University Bill”

Nana Akua Anyidoho and Akosua Adomako Ampofo, GSA members at the University of Ghana, explain why the Public University Bill (PUB) currently before government is a rollback of the hard-won academic freedom that Ghanaian academies have enjoyed for decades now. It echoes the GSA statement on the PUB: that it is unconstitutional, unnecessary, and harmful…

GAAS rejects proposed Public University Bill

“The Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences (GAAS) has rejected the government’s proposed Public University Bill. According to framers of the Bill, it seeks to harmonize the finances, administration and governance structure of Public Universities. But according to GAAS, the powers accord the government and its agencies too much power to meddle in the affairs…

“Lessons in Space” with Ato Quayson (podcast)

“If you enjoy podcasts, you’ll love Between, Across, and Through an academic podcast by the Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies at the University of Toronto. Last September, they released an episode entitled Lessons in Space with ASA President Ato Quayson, the founding Director of that Centre. Enjoy this 40 minute episode filled with warmth,…

Meet the 2019 GSA Research Grant Winners

LYDIA AMOAH (University of Ghana) Lydia Amoah is a graduate student at the Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana, Legon, with a background and research interest in Gender, Cultures and Development. Her PhD research topic is  “Queen mothers and conflict resolution among the Akan of Ghana: a study of the Asantehemaa’s court in Kumasi,…