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Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences

Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences
Logo
Abbreviation GAAS
Formation 1959
Purpose Science funding in Ghana
Location
  • P.O.Box KD 1178, Kanda - Accra, Ghana
Region served
Ghana
Official language
English
President
Francis K.A. Allotey
Main organ
General Assembly
Website GAAS

The Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences (GAAS) is an arts and science institution of Ghana, based in the capital Accra. It was founded in November 1959 by Kwame Nkrumah with the aim to promote the pursuit, advancement and dissemination of knowledge in all branches of the sciences and the humanities.[1]

Contents

  • History 1
  • Mission 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

History

The Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences began its life as the Ghana Academy of Learning,[2] and was formally opened on 27 November 1959 by Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, at the Great Hall of the University College of Ghana, who became its first president along with Nkrumah. It was merged with the National Research Council in 1963 to become the Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 1968 it was again split into (a) The Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences, which is a purely learned society, and (b) The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, which undertakes research of an applied nature related to national needs.[2]

Mission

The mission of the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences is to encourage the creation, acquisition, dissemination and utilization of knowledge for national development through the promotion of learning.[3]

References

  1. ^ "The Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences", The National Academies.
  2. ^ a b "Detailed information: Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences", International Council for Science.
  3. ^ "About", Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences.

External links

  • Official site


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