Prof. Goski Alabi Adjudged Most Outstanding Female in Tertiary Education
… She calls for paradigm shift in education
Prof. Mrs. Goski Alabi, Consulting President of Laweh Open University, was last Friday adjudged the Most Outstanding Female in Tertiary Education in Ghana at the 6th Feminine Ghana Achievement Awards organised by The Business Executive, an event-oriented organisation.
The award is in recognition of her exemplary and outstanding contributions and achievements in tertiary education in Ghana.
Dr. Mrs. Alabi is a Full Professor of Quality Management and Leadership with a focus on Leadership and Management of Higher Education. Over the last five years, she has been spearheading Open and Distance Learning across the length and breadth of Africa. And COVID-19 has vindicated her stance on this mode of instructional delivery.
The event, held at the plush Accra Marriott Hotel located in the luxurious Airport City, opposite the Kotoka International Airport, was under the theme ‘ Implementation of Affirmative Action to Improve the Status of Ghanaian Women in the Era of covid-19.’
In an interview, Prof. Mrs. Alabi called for a shift in emphasis in education from certification to problem solving skills. She submitted that, for progress to be made, the focus of the country’s education should be on what she termed as useful and applied learning, that is, learning that addresses challenges of the society.
The event saw other 36 women being recognised and rewarded for their exploits in their respective fields. These included Abena Osei-Poku of Absa, Most Outstanding Female CEO; Dr Elsie Effah Kaufmann of University of Ghana, Most Outstanding Female in Science Education; Mrs Linda Yeboah, Most Outstanding Female Entrepreneur in Travel Management Services; Natalie Fort of TV3, Most Outstanding Female Media Personality; and Nafisa Quaidoo, Most Outstanding Female in Public Relations and External Affairs.
The Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection, Hon. Cynthia Mamle Morrison, received a honourary award for her contribution to the empowerment and advancement of women and children in Ghana.
Other honourary awardees are Anne-Claire Dufay, UNICEF Country Representative in Ghana; Claudia Turbay Quintero, the Dean of Diplomatic Corps and Columbia Ambassador to Ghana; Stephanie S. Sullivan, United States Ambassador to Ghana; Anne Sophie Ave, France Ambassador to Ghana; and Maria Elisa de Luna, Brazil Ambassador to Ghana.
(L-R): An awardee, Anne-Claire Dufay, Stephanie S. Sullivan, Annie Sophie Ave and Prof. Mrs. Goski Alabi.