The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Energy and Natural Resources (UENR), Prof. Elvis-Asare-Bediako has been awarded as Chemistry Ambassador in Ghana for the American Chemistry Society (ACS). He would serve as a role model for the younger generation to encourage them to have an interest in the study of Chemistry at all levels of education.
This was unveiled on Monday, June 27, 2022, when some members of the American Chemistry Society (ACS) led by Prof. Ingrid Montes paid a courtesy call to the Vice-Chancellor at the Council Chamber ahead of the Chemistry Festival hosted by UENR.
The Founder of the ACS Chemistry Festival, Prof. Ingrid Montes, speaking before adorning the Vice-Chancellor with role, appreciated the contribution of UENR towards the convening of participants for the Chemistry Festival. She added that young people need to be encouraged to appreciate chemistry’s contribution to human life.
The Vice-Chancellor was elated by the honour done to him. He appreciated that chemistry plays a vital role in daily life and that cannot be underestimated. He further assured the University Management’s support towards the ACS and its activities for the youth.
Prof. Elvis Asare-Bediako is a Professor of Plant Virology from the Department of Crop Science, School of Agriculture, University of Cape Coast (UCC), Cape Coast, Ghana where he has been teaching courses such as Plant Virology, Plant -Virus Integrations, Pest Management, Food Microbiology and Immunology, Agricultural Microbiology, Fundamentals of Plant Protection and integrated Pest Management since 2004.
In a similar event, the Bono Regional Minister, Hon. Justina Owusu-Banahene was honoured with the same ambassadorial role making them two in Ghana.