UCC appoints Prof. Moses Jojo Eghan as Provost of CANS

The University of Cape Coast (UCC) has appointed Prof. Moses Jojo Eghan as the Provost of the College of Agricultural and Natural Sciences (CANS).

This is the second term he will be serving as Provost for a span of three years.

About Prof. Eghan

Prof Eghan holds PhD and MPhil degrees in Physics from University of Cape Coast (UCC)and Bachelor’s degree (BSc. Hons) in Physics from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi.

Eghan is a Regular Associate of the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP). He was Honorary President of the Ghana Science Association (GSA) from 2017 to 2019. He is the liaison officer for Ghana for the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics; Associate Editor of African Physical Review (AfPR), a member of Ghana Institute of Physics (GhInsP); and member of University Teachers Association of Ghana.

He serves as external examiner for postgraduate theses (PhD and Masters) for academic institutions in Ghana, Kenya and Namibia. Over the years, he has also reviewed promotion applications of colleague faculty members from these universities as well and Ghana Atomic Energy Agency (GAEC). 

He served as a member of the National Accreditation Board (NAB) to provide expert review on the undergraduate and postgraduate Physics and Computer Science curricula of a number of Universities and Colleges in Ghana. He has also served as a project manager for the University on the GETFund Turnkey project (2006-2012) to refurbish and equip science laboratories in the University of Cape Coast and consults for other institutions.

He has served as a member of the Radiation Protection Institute Board and a representative of the Director of Education on the Winneba Secondary School Board. 

He was the Dean of the School of Allied Health Sciences (SAHS) of the College of Health Allied Sciences (CoHAS), University of Cape Coast (UCC) from 2016 to 2019 and was able to obtain accreditation for all the five (5) established departments. He has helped to initiate innovative activities and positioned the School as a focused and vibrant one by all indications.

With his administrative authority covering two thirds of the regular student population of the College of Health and Allied Sciences, he bore a huge responsibility of boosting the image of the College and the University in the training of Allied Health Professionals. He helped in securing funding for office equipment from local financial institutions to equip the Dean’s Office and offices of all the five (5) established departments in the school.

He is also credited with securing laboratory equipment from a philanthropist (Beautiful Creations Ltd) to help equip some of the school’s laboratories.

Prof. Eghan was the Vice Dean of the School of Physical Sciences (2015-2016) where he helped in restructuring administrative activities and in reviving the School seminars. 

He was Head of Department of Physics (2015-2016), Head of Department of Computer Science and Information technology (2010-2015) and the Coordinator of the Laser and Fibre Optics Centre (LAFOC) (2006-2010). As head of Computer Science and Information technology he initiated the first ever postgraduate programme in computer science in collaboration with Academic Without Boarders Canada (AWBC) and the French Embassy of Ghana.

 As an academic, he has lectured courses in his discipline at all levels in the University; he has also presented research papers at national and international conferences and published in reputable journals, both locally and internationally.

Prof. Eghan has served either as Chair or member on several statutory and ad hoc committees at Departmental, Faculty and University levels, including the Academic Board, Development Committee, ICT Board, Academic Planning Committee, Senior Common Room Committee, Departmental Registration and Examination officer. 

Source: Documentation and Information Section-UCC