School Advisory Board
Dr. Charles Annor-Frempong
Dr. Charles Annor-Frempong is a professionally trained and accomplished educator, agriculturist and an international development worker with over 30 years of experience to his credit. He completed his first degree from the University of Cape Coast in Ghana in 1980 where he was awarded a B.Sc. in Agriculture concurrently with a Diploma in Education. He then pursued and Obtained a Master of Science degree in the Management of Agricultural Knowledge Systems from Wageningen Agricultural University, Netherlands in 1986. He finally obtained a Ph.D. from University of Pretoria, South Africa in 2013
He started his working career as a teacher and taught in a primary school as pupil teacher, later as a professional teacher in secondary schools in Ghana and Nigeria. He subsequently lectured in a Ankpa College of Education in Nigeria during 1982-85 where he rose to become the Head of the Agricultural Science Department. Dr. Annor-Frempong joined his alma mater, the School of Agriculture, University of Cape Coast as a Lecturer in 1989 as a Lecturer. He resigned and joined the World Bank as an Agricultural Specialist in 1993 and took an early retirement in 2016 to fulfill his passion of service to the community by founding the Charles Wesley Academy Foundation.
As an accomplished agricultural and rural development professional with over 30 years of extensive national and international experience in teaching and development work, working with and providing advice to national and local governments, nonprofit and community organizations, local leaders and the private sector to address challenging agricultural development, land administration, rural institutions, natural resource, value chains and agribusiness issues in a range of countries in Africa and East Asia. He has travelled extensively across all continents except Australia.
Dr Irene Annor-Frempong
Dr Irene Annor-Frempong is the Director for Research and Innovation at The Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA).
She is an Animal Scientist with strong focus on Research Methodology and has over 20 years of rich and wide experience as a research scientist, research manager and educationist. Prior to joining FARA, she worked in research institutes including; FAP Research institute, Rekenholtz- Zurich in Switzerland and at the IVO, Zeist in the Netherlands and as a Senior lecturer and coordinator of research in universities and tertiary education institutions in Ghana, Nigeria and Lesotho.
In FARA, Dr Annor-Frempong has led the development and coordination of continent-wide programs including the programs on ‘Strengthening the Capacity of Agricultural Research and Development for Africa’ (SCARDA) and the ‘Universities, Business Research in Agricultural Innovation’ (UniBRAIN) as well as ‘Africa Human Capital for Science, Technology and Agri-preheurship for Food security’ (AHC-STAFF) programme. She is currently leading the development and operationalization of the continental framework on the ‘Science Agenda for Agriculture in Africa’ (S3A).
Dr. Annor-Frempong serves on a number of Boards and Steering Committees of continent-wide and global initiatives including the World Bank ‘Africa Centres of Excellence’ (ACE) program and the Consultative Advisory Group on Partnership for Skills in Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology (PASET). She is a Technical Committee member of the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) and member of a number of professional bodies with several refereed papers in reputable journals to her credit.
A Ghanaian by birth, Dr Annor-Frempong holds a PhD from the Veterinary School, University of Bristol, UK an MSc in Animal Production Science from Wageningen University and Research in the Netherlands, BSc. (Hons) Agriculture and Diploma (Education) both from University of Cape Coast, Ghana.
Dora Agyeman Kwakye
Dora Agyeman Kwakye is a Professional teacher who has risen through the ranks to the position of Regional Manager of Education for the Methodist Schools in the Eastern Region. Ms Kwakye graduated from University of Education Winneba with a Bachelor of Education in Social Studies and a Master’s degree from the same University in Human Rights. She has taught in various educational establishment and in particular, Osiem Methodist Primary, Maase Methodist Junior High School, Effiduase Junior High School, and Asokore Methodist Primary School upon her completion of her initial teacher training at Abetifi Training College in 1982. She also taught Social Science at Oyoko Methodist Senior High School where she was also the Guidance and Counselling Coordinator. She was later appointed as the Human Resource Officer at the Methodist Education Unit where she rose to the position of Deputy Regional Manager and later the substantive Regional Manager. Now the Regional Manger of Methodist Schools in Eastern Region from 2014 to date.
Daniel Kofi Agyeman
Daniel Kofi Agyeman is an educationist with special interest in children’s education, and youth training and career development. He has over 30 years working experience as senior manager in private business, government sector, and non-governmental organisation.
As a development worker with ActionAid, he has travelled extensively globally working with the poor and excluded especially in Africa. He always looks forward to extending such achievement to other young people in society.
Daniel is the founder of a family business, WTL Ventures Limited which is in the hospitality and travel industry. Currently the CEO of this organisation he is in charge of good governance and ensures accountability of all resources; builds relationship within and outside the sector, and also fundraise to support the growth and sustainability of the organisation