Dr. (Mrs.) Eureka Emefa Ahadjie Adomako
In a short but colourful ceremony, Dr. (Mrs.) Eureka Emefa Ahadjie Adomako, a Senior Lecturer of the Department of Plant and Environmental Biology was on Saturday, 26th January, 2018 installed as the 17thWarden of the only all-female Hall of Residence in the University, Volta Hall. Dr. Adomako takes over from Mrs. Christy Badu whose tenure of office ended in October, 2018.
In her acceptance remarks, Dr. Adomako was grateful for the support she had received and advocated for cooperation from the various offices of Hall to help discharge her duties efficiently and effectively. She promised to administer the Hall in line with the University’s strategic plans and strengthen the cooperation between the Junior Common Room (JCR) and the Senior Common Room (SCR).
In outlining her plans and vision for the Hall, Dr. Adomako indicated that the Volta Hall Resource Centre will be completed to serve as a haven for female academics with young families. She indicated that the Resource Centre will also serve as an avenue to promote gender equality.
In addition to the above, the newly installed Warden hinted of the creation of an Aerobics Centre which would also promote fraternization among members. She further assured of providing a serene environment effective for studies.
The ceremony also served as the launch of Volta Hall’s 60th Anniversary with a year-long celebration comprising activities such as Health Walk and Fun Games, Volta Hall Alumnae Lecture, Homecoming and Thanksgiving Service.
Present at the ceremony were Mrs. Mercy Haizel-Ashia, Registrar, Prof. Perpetua Dadzie, University Librarian, Mrs. Christy Badu, immediate past Warden and Acting Director, Academic Affairs, Prof. Godfred Bokpin, Acting Dean of Student Affairs, past wardens, fellows and alumnae of the Hall.
Profile Dr. Eureka Emefa Ahadjie 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: 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 Academic Board, Member of 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.