Rev. Fr. (Prof.) John Kwaku Opoku

Associate Professor

Dept: Religious Studies
Dept. of Religious Studies

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Research Areas/Interests

Religion, Spiriutality, Health, Ethics...~more


John Kwaku Opoku was born at Tepa and is a Catholic priest in the Catholic Archdiocese of Kumasi. He is also a senior lecturer at the Department of Religious Studies in Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Kumasi-Ghana. He has a BA in the study of Religion and Sociology (Legon, Ghana); MA in Intercultural Theology from Radboud Universiteit, Nijmegen; Master of Bioethics from the Medical Colleges of Radboud Universiteit, Nijmegen, Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium), and the Universities of Basel and Padova, in Switzerland and Italy. His areas of specializations are Pastoral Theology and Bioethics and PhD in Theology (Radboud Universiteit, Nijmegen). He has co-authored six books and other several academic articles in both local and international journals. He is the Dean of the Amakom deanery in the Catholic Archdiocese of Kumasi and a member of the College of Consulters of the Metropolitan Archbishop of Kumasi. He is a visiting lecturer at St. Gregory the Great Provincial Major Seminary in Kumasi-Ghana. He is a member of the European Centre for Research Training and Development (ECRTD), United Kingdom. He is the head of the UNESCO Chair in Bioethics, Ghana Unit.

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