Prof. George Kankam

Prof. George Kankam

Council Chairman

Biography

Prof. George Kankam, was educated at the University of Cape Coast, Ghana, where he obtained B.A (Hons) in History and Diploma in Education in 1987. He worked as a Teaching Assistant and also as a Graduate Assistant at the Faculty of Education, University of Cape Coast from 1987 to 1990. He also taught as a Tutor at Mfantsipim School Cape Coast from 1989 to 1993. He possesses extensive experience and expertise in General Education, Teacher Education and Guidance and Counselling.  He holds a PhD. degree in Teacher Education from University of Hull, UK.  He also has an M.A. degree in Teacher Education from University of Sussex, U.K and an M.Phil. degree in Guidance and Counselling from University of Cape Coast, Ghana.  He has held several positions and served on numerous committees at the University of Education, Winneba.  He was the Head of the Psychology and Education Department from September 1998 to August 2001, the Deputy Director, Institute for Educational Development and Extension (IEDE) from September 2007-2008; Director, Counselling Centre from September, 2008-August 2010, the Director, Centre for Educational Policy Studies September 2010-August 2014, Dean, Faculty of Educational Studies September 2014-August 2015, Ag. Principal, College of Languages Education Sept. 2015-Sept. 2016.   He has published extensively in reputable refereed journals locally and at the international level.   Some of his recent books are:  A Guide to Action Research for Colleges of Education and Universities; Multigrade Teaching for Primary School Teachers in Ghana; Action Research (Distance Education Material) written for Institute for Educational Development and Extension (IEDE); and Principles and Practice of Guidance and Counselling.  Prof. Kankam has been involved in designing and organising In-Service Education and Training programmes [INSET] for Basic School Teachers, Tutors of Senior High Schools and Tutors of Colleges of Education in Ghana.  He has also been involved in organising training workshop for Lecturers of the University of Ghana, Legon, the Ghana Medical School and the West African Health Organization (WAHO). Prof. Kankan designed the IN-IN-Out Teacher Education Programme for the Colleges of Education in Ghana. He was also the Consultant who developed the National Teachers’ Standards for Pre-service and In-service Teachers at the Pre-Tertiary level in Ghana. Prof. Kankam was the Lead Curriculum Co-ordinator for the four universities (University of Education, Winneba, University of Ghana, Legon, University for Development Studies and the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology), that developed the New Teacher Education Curricula for the Colleges of Education in Ghana. He has also been doing consultancy work for the Ministry of Education and the Ghana Education Service, T-TEL Ghana. and JICA Ghana.  Prof. Kankam was a Member of the Council of the University of Education Winneba from September 2012 to September 2016. He is a Board Member of the National Teaching Council and the Ghana Government Nominee on the West African Examinations Council. He is currently the Dean, School of Graduate Studies University of Education, Winneba.  He is a British Council Scholar and also a Fulbright Scholar.