First Name:•••••••••• Kwesi
Date of Birth:••••••••••th October •••••
Residence Status:•••••Permanent resident (Green Card)
Occupation: Educator, Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development
Name of wife:•••••••••• Cherry Iredy Ngandu
Occupation of wife:•••••Registered Nurse/Enrolled Midwife
Cell Number:•••••Cell: •••••
Having pursued a thorough study programme in Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development (S.A.R.D, ••••• - •••••) coupled with ••••• years of international work experience as an Educator, I have acquired the capacity to comprehend and make critical analysis of development issues. As an experienced Teacher, I have a wealth of skills in capacity building in terms of knowledge impartation. My other competences include good writing skills, good interpersonal rapport that fosters healthy human resource management, the ability to work long hours without supervision, and to cope with work in rural settings. I fit well into multicultural and interdisciplinary work teams and environments. Added to these, I have a very strong passion for development work that aims at alleviating human suffering and disadvantage through sustainable farming practices and livelihood diversification strategies.
POST GRADUATE STUDIES
Name of Institution: University of London in association with Imperial College of Science and Medicine
Qualification Obtained: MSc Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development (SARD)
Courses Pursued: Concepts and policies of SARD; Methodology for Inquiry into Rural Systems Appraisal; Management for Sustainable Farming Systems; Land Degradation and Sustainability; Project Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation (an economic assessment of agricultural projects in developing countries); Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) Management and Rural Development.
Period of Study: ••••• - •••••
Name of University:•••••University of Cape Coast, Ghana
Course pursued:•••••Biological Sciences
Subjects: •••••Zoology; Botany; Chemistry; and Education
Subjects majored in:•••••Zoology and Education
Undergraduate Research: Morphological studies on scales of TILAPIA ZILLI to assess the use of growth checks to determine the age of fresh water fish (••••• R K. U.C.C •••••)
Period of Study: ••••• - •••••
Name of Institute: Home Study College of Southern Africa-Cape Town, RSA.
Qualification Obtained: Diploma in Animal Husbandry
Course Content: Animal Anatomy and Physiology; Animal Nutrition; Animal Health; Animal Breeding and Improvement; Pastures and pasture Management; Poultry Production; Beef Cattle Production; Dairy Cattle Production; Sheep and Goat Production; Pig Production; Game Farming.
Period of Study: ••••• - •••••
School Level Duration•••••
Tamale Sec. School•••••GCE A-Level••••••••••
Yendi Sec. School•••••GCE O-Level••••••••••
A. CURRENT APPOINTMENT
Position:•••••Head of Science Department
Employer: Board of Governors, Chengelo International School, Mkushi, Zambia
Responsibilities: Supervision of Science Teachers; Coordinating the teaching of science at Junior, IGCSE and GCE A-level; Procurement of Science equipment and materials; Teaching Agriculture and Biology; Tutoring and mentoring male students; Conducting whole school morning assemblies; Planning and chairing meetings of the Science Department; Attending and taking minutes of Heads of Departments meetings; Member of Landscaping committee; Member of the Board of Governors Academic committee of Nkumbi International College; and Member of the Chengelo School Board of Governors sub-committee on Training Farm.
Station: Chengelo International School, Mkushi
Duration of Service:•••••September ••••• to August •••••
B. THIRD APPOINTMENT
Position: •••••Head of Agriculture Department
Employer:•••••Teaching Service Management, Botswana
Responsibilities: Member of College Management Team;
Resource fellow for agriculture and staff development workshops; Teaching of Agriculture; Designing teaching materials; Management of agricultural enterprises; Supervision of student research projects; Preparation of farm produce for Regional and National agriculture fairs; Induction of New members of staff; Member of the Students disciplinary committee; Member of the College Food committee;
Station: Moeng College
Duration of Service: February ••••• - January •••••
Contributions to Community: *Initiated and championed the establishment of a fruit tree planting project, in which three hundred and fifty (•••••) fruit trees were planted and managed to fruition between ••••• and •••••
*Small stock upgrading project:
Masterminded the upgrading of small stock, involving indigenous Tswana goats on a pilot project in Moeng College
C. UNEMPLOYED:•••••February ••••• to August •••••
Stayed in Gaborone, Botswana, on a job-hunt venture.
D. SECOND APPOINTMENT
Position:•••••Acting Head of Science Department
Employer:•••••Ministry of Education, Zambia
Responsibilities: Teaching GCE O-level Biology and Agricultural Science; Management of the Science Department; Designing of teaching materials; Management of Production unit; School Tuck shop manager; Induction of new members staff.
Station:•••••St. Canisius Sec School, Chisekesi, Zambia
Duration of service:•••••August ••••• to January •••••
Contribution to Community: Actively participated in managing of the Mission farm at Canisius Secondary School in Chikuni.
Position:•••••Teacher of science
Employer:•••••Ministry of Education, Ghana
Responsibilities: Teaching O Level and A Level Agriculture and Biology; Designing of teaching materials; Acting Head of Biology Department; Attending Staff meetings.
Station:•••••Apam Secondary School, Apam, Ghana.
Duration of Service•••••November ••••• to August •••••
ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL WORKSHOPS
••••• Agricultural Biotechnology:
An in-service workshop for Agriculture Teachers of Central Region held at Serowe College of Education, Serowe, Botswana, (July •••••).
A Teachers guide to the teaching of genetics as a new topic in the ••••• BGCSE syllabus held in Moeng College, Botswana, February •••••
••••• Ostrich production.
••••• Landscape design and Lawn management.
Watching documentaries on nature and development projects;
Reading scientific journals
Agriculture, NGO Management, Rural Development