The head of the largest private university in Ghana will be visiting the Western Carolina University campus to present a lecture and speak to classes.
Kwesi Yankah, president of Central University, will speak on the topic “Between 9-11 and National Tragedies in Africa: Comparative Perspectives” at 3 p.m. Thursday, April 21, in Room 315 of A.K. Hinds University Center.
A world-renowned scholar on African proverbs, Yankah previously served as pro-vice chancellor (equivalent to provost) at the University of Ghana. A former professor of linguistics, he earned his doctoral degree at Indiana University.
Yankah’s visit at WCU is part of events associated with the university’s interdisciplinary learning theme “Africa! More than a Continent.” For more information about the April 21 lecture, contact Kofi Lomotey, WCU’s Bardo Distinguished Professor of Educational Leadership, at firstname.lastname@example.org.