Dr. (Mrs.) Eureka Ahadjie Adomako has been installed as the new warden of the only all-female hall on the campus of the University of Ghana, Volta Hall.
She becomes the 17th person to hold this office; succeeding Mrs. Christy O. Badu who served as Warden from January 2016 to October 2018.
Delivering her remarks at the ceremony, the Senior Lecturer in the Department of Plant and Animal Biology noted that the hall would soon have an aerobics centre to help members of the hall fraternize and build stronger relationships among themselves.
To help drive the University’s research as well as teaching and learning agenda, we will explore opportunities for strengthening the support network of our Fellows, all of whom contribute in no small way to these two strategic priorities. Already, discussions are underway with the sports directorate to establish an aerobics room for fellows.
This would be a good avenue for networking while enhancing Fellows’ well-being”
The former Quiz Mistress of the National Science and Math Quiz further added that a centre would soon be established to promote gender equality.
Dr. (Mrs.) Eureka Adomako explained that the centre would be a hideout for female academics who may want to briefly break away from family responsibilities
“We will intensify our efforts at raising funds to complete the Volta hall women’s resource centre [which is] inspected to be a hideout for female academics with young families who might want to briefly get away from the demands of motherhood to re-energize”
About Dr. (Mrs.) Eureka Adomako
Dr. Eureka Adomako holds a Master of Philosophy degree in Environment and Development from the University of Cambridge (January, 1997), a Master of Philosophy degree in Botany from the University of Ghana (December, 1999) and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Plant Science from the University of Aberdeen (November, 2008). She has the enviable reputation of being a three-time Commonwealth Scholar with the following awards under her belt: ODA Cambridge-Commonwealth Scholarship (October 1995- August 1996), Commonwealth Academic Staff Scholarship (October 2005 – September 2008) and Commonwealth Academic Fellowship for Post-doctoral Studies (October, 2010 – April, 2011).
She was also appointed as an Honorary Research Fellow of the School of Biological Sciences (University of Aberdeen) for the duration of her post-doctoral fellowship.
Upon joining the Faculty of the University of Ghana in 2003, Dr. (Mrs.) Adomako was assigned as Fellow of Volta Hall and has since been an active member of the Hall’s Senior Common Room. She has held several positions of responsibility such as Sports Tutor (2012-2014), President of the Senior Common Room (2011 – 2014) and Senior Tutor (2014 – 2018).
As Senior Tutor, she was a Member of the Hall Council, a Member of the Management Board and Chairperson of the Tutorial Board.
Other capacities in which she serves the wider University community include Member of the Academic Board, Member of the Residence Board, Chairperson of the Committee on Students’ Online Residential Registration, Academic Advisor and Member of the Graduate Committee of the Department of Plant and Environmental Biology.
Story by: Hendrina-Rose Bawa|universnewsroom.com