PROF. P. K. ACHEAMPONG HONOURED
PROF. PETER KWABENA ACHEAMPONG, an Associate Professor in Agro-climatology, Climate and Development at the Department of Geography and Regional Planning of the University of Cape Coast has been honoured.
Prof. P.K. Acheampong as popularly known, joined the University of Cape Coast in 1988 as a Senior Lecturer after nine years of active service with the University of Benin in Nigeria as a Senior Lecturer in Meteorology. He has therefore served the Department of Geography and Regional Planning in particular and the University of Cape Coast in general for Twenty-four years, teaching Climatology and Biogeography to both undergraduate and graduate students.
He worked tirelessly and rose through the ranks to be promoted to Associate Professor in October 2003.
“…the Staff and Students of the Department appreciate your numerous contributions to the growth and development of the Department to its current status. The Head of Department and the entire members of staff and students salute you and say Ayekoo for your selfless contributions. Notable among them was your elevation to the high office as a member and Chairman of the National Committee for the Eclipse of the Sun in 2006, which the Department is very proud of. You distinguished yourself and raised the image of the Department and the University as a whole”.
The Geography and Regional Planning Department also appreciated the untiring efforts of the Professor in promoting the re-establishment of the defunct Meteorological Station behind the Central Library of the University, which was later handed over to the Central Regional Meteorological Office in Cape Coast. With such contributions the Professor according to the Department have indeed helped in no small way in the promotion of the subject of Climatology and Biogeography and the upliftment of the Department and the University as a whole.
…”On the basis of these immense contributions to the development of Geography at the University of Cape Coast, The Department of Geography and Regional Planning honour you gigantically for your selfless services”.
The Occasion coincided with the 50TH Anniversary Celebration of the Faculty of Social Sciences, International Conference Closing ceremony which took place on Friday, 12th of October, 2012.
Future Geographers say Ayekoo to Prof. P.K. for his immense contribution in transforming many young graduates of the department into better Geographers.