Dr. Paul Kwadwo Addo has about 22 years of experience in educational delivery in Ghana at both pre-tertiary and tertiary levels. He is currently the Faculty Registrar for the Faculty of Educational Studies, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana. Prior to this, he was a Senior Assistant Registrar at the Quality Assurance and Planning Unit, Vice-Chancellor’s Office. Paul also previously worked as Test Administration Secretary for the National Board for Professional and Technician Examinations in Ghana where he was responsible for quality assurance of examinations conducted by the Board. He has prior to that also worked as a Teacher in the Ghana Education Service.
Paul’s interest is in the area of leadership and management in higher education culminating in ways that seek to continually raise the standard of teaching and learning processes and total quality management.
Paul is a Fellow of the Ghana Institute of Management, Member of the British Educational, Leadership, Management and Administration Society, a member of the Institute of Public Relations, Ghana, and a member and National Editor for the Ghana Association of University Administrators.
Paul was part of the National Team constituted by the National Council for Tertiary Education (NCTE) to develop the Bachelor of Education curriculum for training teachers for Ghana as part of the Transforming Teacher Education and Learning (T-TEL) programme with support from DFID. He subsequently assisted to write the course manuals and materials for conducting professional development sessions for all colleges and teacher education universities in Ghana. He is also an Academic Auditor for National Accreditation Board of Ghana for inspection of quality practices and systems in Colleges of Education in Ghana. Again, Dr. Addo is a Team Inspector for National Inspectorate Board of Ghana charged with the responsibility of ensuring quality in education at the pre-tertiary level.
As a researcher, Paul was part of a team “National Quality Assurance Working Group (NQAWG)” which won $25,000 from CODESRIA Higher Education Leadership in Africa Program (HELP) in 2012 (BSE-CRT029/2012) to undertake a study; “Factors Promoting or Constraining the Development of Quality Assurance Practices in Higher Education in Ghana.” Dr. Addo is a reviewer for African Educational Research Journal and the Ghana Journal of Education: Issues and Practice. He teaches Educational Foundation (undergraduate level) and Quality Assurance in Educational Management (graduate level). He also reviews doctoral thesis proposals for the University of Western Cape, South Africa.
Paul has presented research/conference papers around the world and his poster paper (co-authored with Juliana Serwaa Andoh) “Developing the Critical Human Capital for Africa’s Development: An Evaluation of KNUST’s Virtual Learning Platform in Training Africa’s Next Generation” won the 2nd Best Poster at Going Global 2019 (British Council conference for leaders of international education) in Berlin, Germany.
As Educational Administrator, Dr. Addo’s over thirty (30) academic papers (memoranda/conference papers/ peer-review publications) have impacted management of education and led to the initiation of new policy directive at KNUST in particular and higher educational administration around the world.