PROFILE OF 1ST PRESIDENT OF ANGLICAN UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY
The Late Prof. Mariam Ewurama Addy was educated at St Monica’s Secondary School in Mampong-Ashanti from January 1956 to June 1960 where she excelled in sports and obtained her ‘O’ and ‘A’ level certificates. She also attended the Holy Child Girls’ School in Cape Coast.
She earned her bachelor’s degree with first class honors in botany with chemistry from the University of Ghana, Legon. She later obtained a master’s degree and a doctorate in biochemistry from the Pennsylvania State University.
Ewurama Addy reached the rank of full professor of biochemistry at the University of Ghana, where she was not only the first female professor in the sciences at the university, but also in Ghana as a whole country.
She was the Founder and First Executive Secretary of Western Africa Network of Natural Products Research Scientists (WANNPRES), which was established in February 2002.
She had extensive experience in both basic and applied science, lecturing to undergraduate, post-graduate, dental and medical students at the University of Ghana, Legon and subsequently at Howard University College of Medicine in Washington DC.
In January 2008, Addy was appointed as the first President of the Anglican University College of Technology, a technology initiative in higher education.
Her autobiography, Rewards was published in 2011.
Ghana government appointed her an Officer of the Order of the Volta for her contributions to science and girl-child education.
During her life, Marian Ewurama Addy published 22 research publications pertaining to asthma, anaphylaxis, Type 2 diabetes, and hypertension in relation to herbal treatments.
Her research work in the medicinal biochemistry of herbal products made herbal medicine more popular and acceptable to the scientific community.
One of Dr. Ewurama Addy’s major contributions to Ghana, and anyone who watched it, was the National Science and Maths Quiz show.
She was the shows first Quiz Mistress and made many appearances to the schools and clubs competing in the competition.
The couple had two daughters, Naa Lamiley Addy-Sadowsky and Lamiokor Esi Addy.
She died of natural causes on 14 January 2014 at the Korle- BU Teaching Hospital in Accra.
Prof. Albert Ayikwei Addo-Quaye had his secondary education at the La Bone Secondary School, Accra and Mfantsipim School, Cape Coast. He obtained the BSc degree in Agriculture and Diploma in Education from the University of Cape Coast in 1979. He furthered his education at Wye College (now Imperial College at Wye), University of London, Kent, England. He was awarded the PhD degree in Agronomy in 1985.
Prof. Addo-Quaye is a Full Professor of Agronomy and has over 30 years’ experience in teaching, research and development and extension in Crop Physiology, Field Crop Production and Management, Horticulture, Integrated Farming Systems for the Tropics, Crop Quality and Post-harvest Physiology and Agribusiness Management.
He has participated in several local and international conferences, seminars and workshops where he has read papers and chaired scientific sessions. He has over 70 publications and presentations to his credit.
Prior to his appointment as President of Anglican University College of Technology, Professor Addo-Quaye held various academic management and administrative positions. He is a committed member of the Anglican Church and currently worships at the St. Joseph Anglican Church, Kaneshie, Accra.
He is married to Mrs. Priscilla Addo-Quaye and has two children and two dependants.