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Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences

Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences
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AbbreviationGAAS
Formation1959
PurposeScience funding in Ghana
Location
  • P.O.Box KD 1178, Kanda - Accra, Ghana
Region served
Ghana
Official language
English
President
Aba Bentil Andam
Main organ
General Assembly
WebsiteGAAS

The Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences (GAAS) is a learned society and an arts and sciences institution based in Accra, Ghana. 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]

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]

Notable Fellows

External links

References

  1. ^ "The Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences" Archived 2016-03-04 at the Wayback Machine., The National Academies.
  2. ^ a b "Detailed information: Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences" Archived 2015-09-22 at the Wayback Machine., International Council for Science.
  3. ^ "About" Archived 2015-05-25 at the Wayback Machine., Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences.