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Quick Facts

Quick Facts

The Department has 230 Students, 16 Academic Staff (full-time and part-time), 1 Sabbatical and 1 Supporting Staff. Of the Academic Staff, 1 is an Associate Professor, 7 are Senior Lecturers, 7 Lecturers, and 2 Assistant Lecturers. One of the Senior Lecturers has applied for promotion to the rank of Associate Professor; 2 of the Lecturers have applied for promotion to the rank of Senior Lecturer; and the 2 Assistant Lecturers have submitted their papers for upgrading to the rank of Lecturer.

For the period under review the Academic Staff have conducted over 40 researches; produced 35 Peer Reviewed Journal Articles, 9 Books, 2 Book Chapters and 11 Conference Papers and Proceedings (See Quality Assurance Bulletin Vol. 12, 2015 for details).

The Academic Staff served on various committees at KNUST, in Ghana and outside Ghana.

Some Academic Staff, the Department and a Student received awards:

  1. Rev. J. E. T. Kuwornu-Adjaottor: William Shakespeare Research Award-2015 in Religious Studies, accredited by the International Agency for Standards and Ratings.
  2. Rev. Fr. John Opoku: Best Researcher – Runner-up, Royal Bank-CASS Award for the 2014/2015 Academic Year.
  3. The Department of Religious Studies: Best Department in Research in the College of Art and Social Sciences for the 2014/2015 Academic Year.
  4. Mr. Caleb AduAgyemang: Best Student in the Department of Religious Studies for the 2014/2015 Academic Year.

Dr. Karen Lauterbach of the University of Copenhagen, Centre of African Studies, gave a presentation of Research Methodology at a seminar for the Postgraduate students of the Department.

The Department organised a field trip for the students on February 26, 2015 to three religious institutions in Kumasi: the Ahmadiyya Mosque, Holy Spirit Church and Hare Krishna Temple, to promote religious tolerance. The Religious Studies Students and Associates organised a symposium on the theme, “Religion and National Development.”