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David Ohene-Amoako: Breaking Barriers as Graduate Students Association President at the University of Saskatchewan

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In a landmark achievement, David Ohene-Amoako has been elected as the president of the Graduate Students Association for the academic year 2024-2025 at the University of Saskatchewan, marking a significant milestone in the institution’s history.

He becomes the second black student of African descent, and the first from Ghana, to hold this esteemed position, following in the footsteps of Kenyan student Jackson Mugerwa, who served in 1996.

David’s journey to this leadership role is a testament to his unwavering dedication and exemplary leadership skills.

Born into a modest home and raised within the Church of Pentecost, Ghana (PIWC Kwadaso/Saskatoon COP), David has always been a staunch advocate for cultural diversity and the cultivation of robust communities conducive to growth.

His educational journey commenced at the Minnesota International School, now known as Bestway International School, Kwadaso. He later attended Wesley Day Senior High School in Kumasi, which subsequently transitioned to Kumasi Wesley Girls High School.

It was there that he founded and is the current president of the Past Students Association, known as the Wesleyan Family.

David continued his academic pursuits by earning a Bachelor in Music Education at the University of Education, Winneba-Ghana.

His early professional experience included serving as the Regional Administrator at the Ashanti Regional Education Office from 2010 to 2012, and later advancing to the role of Regional Coordinator for the Student Representative Council (SRC) from 2012 to 2016.

Driven by a profound passion for education and leadership, David pursued a Master of Philosophy in African Art and Culture at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), where he served as the organizing secretary for the KNUST Graduate Students Association.

He is currently pursuing doctoral studies in Art and Culture at the University of Education, Winneba, while also working towards a Master’s in Music Education at the University of Saskatchewan, Canada.

David’s extensive leadership training includes mentorship from the Regional Student’s Representative Council of Ashanti and the Association of Past SRC Executives and Coordinators (APEC-Ashanti).

His contributions to the National Union of Ghana Students as the head of Regional SRCs have further solidified his leadership credentials.

As the newly elected president of the Graduate Students Association at the University of Saskatchewan, David Ohene-Amoako brings a wealth of experience and a vision for fostering a more inclusive and supportive academic community.

His election is not just a personal triumph but also a symbol of progress and representation for African students in higher education.

David’s journey is a powerful reminder of the impact of dedication, hard work, and the importance of diverse representation in leadership roles.

His story continues to inspire students and educators alike, as he embarks on this new chapter in his distinguished career.

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