Professor Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang
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Professor Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang

Professor Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang
Chancellor, Women’s University in Africa

Professor Jane Naana Opoku Agyemang is the Chancellor of the Women’s University in Africa and Ghana’s former Minister of Education. She was also the first woman to hold the position of Vice-Chancellor in Ghana, leading the University of Cape Coast (UCC) and currently the first woman to be selected as a Running Mate for a major political party in Ghana.


She serves as the President of the Forum for African Women Educationalists and a professor of Literature at the University of Cape Coast.


Professor Opoku-Agyemang holds a BA (Hons) in French and English, a Diploma in Education from the University of Cape Coast; A Diploma in Advanced Studies in French from the University of Dakar; an MA and PhD in Literature from York University, Toronto, Canada.


Professor Opoku-Agyemang has been twice a Fulbright scholar and is currently a member of the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences.


She was listed in the second publication of 100 Most Influential African Women in 2020 by Avance Media.