The University of Ghana has been holding a series of virtual graduations in the last couple of days.
The graduations include those in the graduate school.
Kofi Sarpong Adu-Manu is the first person to graduate from the University of Ghana with a PhD in Computer Science.
Though he is making history, he was also a valedictorian at his graduation ceremony.
Get to know a little about him below:
Kofi Sarpong Adu-Manu received his Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree in Computer Science with First Class from the Valley View University in 2017 and Master of Philosophy (MOhil) degree in Comuter Science from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in 2013.
He joined the Department of Computer Science, Valley View University in 2008 and has risen through the ranks from Teaching Assistant, Senior Research Assistant, to Assistant Lecturer, Lecturer, and currently a Senior Lecturer. He is at the moment serving as the Head of Department of the Information Technology Department at VVU.
Kofi is a member of IEEE, ACM and serves as a Board Member of the Clute Institute, USA. His current research interests include Wireless Sensor Networks for environmental, monitoring applications, Cloud computing, Applications of IT in Education and Society, Data Warehousing and Data Cleansing and Programming.
Kofi has published twenty articles in high ranking journals, two book chapters and three conference papers whic have attracted a good nuber of citations.
He was one of the receipients of the University of Rochester PhD schilarshi award in 2015 to study in the university. He has received a research grant from the Carnegie Corporaion of New York through the University of Ghana to support early-career faculty research capacity development under its “Building a New Generation of Academics – BANGA Africa Project.
Kofi is a selfless leader, an inspiration to his colleagues and a mentor to many young people.
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