The WISE Awards

Prof. Clifford Nii Boi Tagoe

Position: Former Vice-Chancellor of University of Ghana
Country: Ghana
Professor Clifford Nii Boi Tagoe is the immediate-past Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ghana, a position he held from October, 2006 to July, 2010.  Prior to this he held office as Dean of the University of Ghana Medical School and also Provost of the College of Health Sciences of the University of Ghana.   Over the years, he has served on numerous Boards and Committees of the University, and was a member of the University Council between 1995 and 1997.

Professor Tagoe holds a Bachelor’s degree in Medicine and Surgery (MB., ChB.) from the University of Ghana and PhD in Anatomy (1983) from the University of Leicester, UK.  As a professor of anatomy he has been a medical educator for over 25 years.  In the course of his academic career he has been at various times external examiner and held visiting lectureships/professorships at a number of medical schools at the Universities of Ibadan and Ilorin, Nigeria, University of Sierra Leone, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana and Tulane University, New Orleans, U.S.A.  

As Vice-Chancellor, he attended several Higher Education Conferences and presented papers on topics including ‘Provision and Financing of Higher Education in Africa’, ‘Some Aspects of Intra- and Inter-Regional Cooperation in Africa’ and ‘International Code of Ethics for Higher Education’.  He is the current President of the Anatomical Society of West Africa, a Member of the Council of the Association of Commonwealth Universities and a member of the Administrative Board of the International Association of Universities.  In 2008, the Government of Ghana conferred on him national honours, the Order of the Volta, for services to higher education in Ghana.