The Board of Trustees of Regent University College of Science and Technology has announced the appointment of Professor Nicholas N.N. Nsowah-Nuamah, Ph.D, FRSS, as the new President of Regent University College of Science and Technology. His appointment took effect from January 4, 2016.
Nicholas Nsowah-Nuamah is a Professor of Statistics, and until recently served as the Interim Vice Chancellor of Kumasi Technical University (formerly, Kumasi Polytechnic). He succeeds Rev. Professor Kingsley Larbi, who steps down as President of Regent, after over a decade of pioneering leadership at the helm of the University College, as its first President. Rev. Professor Larbi, the founder of Regent, will serve as the Chancellor of the University College.
From 2010-2016, Professor Nsowah-Nuamah served as the Rector for Kumasi Polytechnic, a centre of excellence for tertiary level training of technical and professional human resource with entrepreneurial skills.
He was born in Nkotumso, Dunkwa-on-Offin, a town in the Central Region of Ghana. He earned a Master of Science degree in Statistics (with distinction) from Odessa Institute of National Economy, in Ukraine and holds a Ph.D in Statistics, from Moscow State University in Russia.
Professor Nsowah-Nuamah has held various faculty and administrative positions at the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research at the University of Ghana and the Department of Statistics, including serving as a Full Professor of Statistics at the Institute and heading the Institute’s Statistics, Computing, Information and Communication Division.
Additionally, he has held faculty positions at the UN Regional Institute for Population Studies, the School of Public Health (both at the University of Ghana) and at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.
He has served as a visiting Professor at the Department of Statistics, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia. He has also served as an associate with the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Italy.
His areas of specialization are statistical modelling, statistical forecasting, data analysis and statistical capacity development.
Professor Nsowah-Nuamah is a Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society, UK, and a member of many international professional associations. These associations include the American Statistical Society, the International Statistical Institute, the International Association of Official Statisticians, the International Association of Survey, International Association for Statistical Education, and the International Society of Business and Industrial Statistics.
In May 2004, Prof. Nsowah-Nuamah became the Deputy Government Statistician in charge of Operations at the Ghana Statistical Service (GSS), where he assisted the Government Statistician in the routine management and administration of the Ghana Statistical Service, supervised the formulation implementation, monitoring and evaluation of projects, and supervised all the substantive divisions at the Ghana Statistical Service.
In 2006, he became the Acting Deputy Government Statistician, at the Ghana Statistical Service. During his tenure of office, the Ghana Statistical Service published and disseminated about 14 technical documents. He also instituted the monthly press releases of the Consumer Price Index (CPI) and the Producer Price Index, which was introduced for the first time in the country at GSS.
In 2010, Professor Nsowah-Nuamah was appointed the Rector of Kumasi Polytechnic. As the Rector, he was responsible, for organizing and conducting the financial and administrative business of the Polytechnic, as the Chief Executive Officer, Academic and Administrative head, and Chief Disciplinary Officer of the Polytechnic.
Professor Nsowah-Nuamah has received various forms of recognition from international bodies for his contributions. In 1996, he was included in the Marquis WHO’s WHO in the World. In 2007, he was awarded a Certificate of Honour (Senior Citizen) alongside various dignitaries, including His Excellency, J.A. Kufour, the former President of the Republic of Ghana at Dunkwa-Offin by the Denkyira Traditional Council.
He has authored 15 academic books, and published over 50 academic papers in various international journals.
He has served as a consultant for several projects undertaken by international organisations including ECOWAS, World Vision, International Labour Organisation, Department for International Development and UNICEF. He has been a resource person at various workshops across Africa and beyond. He has served on various national committees as well.
He previously served as the Chairman of the Regent University College’s Council since the inception of the University.
“Professor Nsowah-Nuamah joins the University with rich experience as a University Professor, Public servant, and a University Administrator”, said Rev. Prof. Emmanuel Kingsley Larbi, who is also the founding President of Central University.
“I am convinced he will play a leading role in the realisation of the strategic objectives of the University.”
His appointment will last for four years in the first instance and may be renewed for a further four years.
“I am very impressed with the good foundation the founder and first President of the institution has laid”, Prof. Nsowah-Nuamah said. “Regent started about 10 years ago, in rented facilities and through the selfless and dedicated work and leadership of Prof. Larbi, the University has matured, defied all odds, and moved to its current state-of-the-art campus.”
“Regent is blessed with dedicated, and duty conscious staff and faculty members. I have had the opportunity of meeting staff on a departmental basis, and these meetings have been great. I look forward to more of such insightful interactions.”
“I am excited to work with all members of the Regent community and beyond to take Regent to even greater heights, as we pursue the vision of attaining world class status as an institution of higher learning in science and technology, with God centred programmes for the transformation of the African continent and the world at large.”
The investiture of Prof. Nicholas N.N. Nsowah-Nuamah will be held on February 16, 2017. Further details will be communicated in due course.