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Prof. Albert A. Addo-Quaye is a Professor of Agronomy and a seasoned educationist, agronomist, scholar, researcher and university administrator in Ghana. He can provide leadership and mentoring and demonstrate his multitasking abilities across all these and other related fields.
Prof. Addo-Quaye has many years’ experience in university management and administration. He is currently the President of Kings University College, Accra and was also the immediate past President of the Anglican University College of Technology, Ghana from 2014 to 2018. Prior to these appointments he held various academic management positions in other institutions. At the University of Cape Coast, he was Dean, School of Graduate Studies and Research; Dean of Students; Vice-Dean, School of Agriculture; Head, Department of Crop Science; Hall Master, VALCO Trust Fund Graduate Hostel and Senior Tutor, Casely Hayford Hall. He also served as Dean, School of Graduate Studies and Research; Dean, School of Business Management and Administration and Head, Department of Agribusiness Management at Central University, Accra.
Prof. Addo-Quaye was an Associate Professor and Professor of Agronomy, at the Department of Crop Science of the School of Agriculture, University of Cape Coast from 2005 to September 2012. Before that he had taught as a Senior Lecturer from October 1991 to September 2005. During Prof. Addo-Quaye’s years at the University of Cape Coast, he played several roles ranging from teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, to being member of various University Boards and Committees. He was the Chair of Convocation, Chair of the Board of School of Graduate Studies and Research, Chair of Institutional Review Board and Chair of an Ad hoc Committee for the Review of Academic Programmes, Policies and Regulations for Undergraduate Studies. Other boards and committees chaired by Prof. Addo-Quaye included the Committee on Reorganisation of Halls, University Disciplinary Committee on Computer Fraud of Examination Records, the Appeals Committee on Illegal Registration of Students and many others.
He has been a Chair/member of very strategic and decision making bodies of the various universities he has served in various important and highest positions including his current position as Board Chair of the Organisation Development Institute, Ghana, Member, Board of Regents, Kings University College, Accra, Member, Governing Council of St. Nicholas Seminary, Cape Coast, Government Nominee and Member of the Governing Council of Koforidua Technical University, Member, Interim Governing Council of Wiawso College of Education, Member, Ghana Education Reforms Review Committee, Member/Secretary, National Soybean Production and Utilization Coordinating Committee, Member, National Best Farmer Selection Team, and many others.
Prof. Addo-Quaye has over 36 years’ experience in teaching, research and development and extension in Crop Physiology, Field Crop Production and Management, Horticultural Crop Production, Integrated Farming Systems for the Tropics, Crop Quality and Post-harvest Physiology of Crops aimed at food security and sustainable food production. Others are Chemical Manipulation of Plant Growth and Development using plant growth regulators, environmental control of crop development and soil-plant-water relations, and plant nutrition and soil fertility. Prof. Addo-Quaye has also won research grants as Principal Investigator/Collaborating Scientist to execute institutional, national, EU, FAO, CIDA, AVRDC and World Bank sponsored agricultural projects in Ghana for over three decades.
Prof. Addo-Quaye has 48 peer reviewed publications and many unpublished conference papers and technical reports to his credit. He has also attended and participated in over 60 international and national conferences, seminars and workshops. He has been a reviewer of scholarly journals for a number of publishers. Notable among them are Journals of Science Domain Publishers, Journals of Premier Publishers, International Journal of Biodiversity and Conservation, Euphytica, Springer, African Journal of Agricultural Research and Journal of Business and Enterprise Development, University of Cape Coast.
Prof. Addo-Quaye won the International Atomic Energy Agency Fellowship Award in July 1991, the Israeli Government Fellowship Award in 1988 and the Commonwealth Academic Staff Fellowship Award in 1992 to 1993. He also won the African Educational Trust (Noel Buxton Fund, UK) in 1985 and the Commonwealth Post-Graduate Scholarship Award from October 1981 to December 1984. In November 2011, he was elected a Fellow of the African Scientific Institute, an institute based in Oklahoma, USA that recognizes the achievements of scientists and technologists of the black race world-wide. He has also been a member of other professional bodies including the Institute of Biology, London, African Crop Science Society, Ghana Institute of Horticulturists and the Ghana Science Association among others.
Prof. Addo-Quaye has also contributed immensely to educational development in other institutions in Ghana and West Africa. He served as External Examiner for the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, University of Ghana, Legon, College of Agriculture Education, University of Education, Mampong, Central University, Accra and the Universite d’Abomey Calavi, Benin. He was also the Chief Examiner for the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) in Agricultural Science and General Agriculture for many years.
Prof Addo-Quaye is a luminary in the higher educational spheres of Ghana and major contributor to changing the lives of many rural farming communities in Ghana and the African continent in general.