Very Rev Augustus Harry Awortwi

Very Rev Augustus Harry Awortwi is an Old Student of Adisadel College in Cape Coast. He holds a Degree in Physics and Mathematics from the University of Cape Coast. He also has a Certificate in Science Education from the University of Leeds, UK.

Very Rev Awortwi lectured at Kumasi Advanced Technical Teacher’s College, (K.A.T.T.C.), now University of Winneba, Kumasi Campus, and was a Vice Principal of Wesley College of Education, Kumasi. He was the Municipal Director of Education in Koforidua, Eastern Region and retired from the Ghana Education Service as the National Coordinator, Best Teacher Award Scheme. He was also the Director, Whole School Development (WSD) Unit, of the Ghana Education Service. He has served as the National Secretary of Conference of District Directors of Education (CODDE) from 1999 to 2001.

Very Rev Awortwi has participated in International Seminars and courses held at University of Sheffield, UK, University of London, UK, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Boston, USA. He has also travelled widely to attend local and international conferences and seminars. He has been a member of the International Board of International Junior Science Olympiad (IJSO).

He is a Life Member of the Bible Society of Ghana and has been a Member of the Governing Council of the Christian Service College now Christian Service University College. He has served on the Board of Governors of Osei Tutu Senior High School. 

Very Rev Awortwi has addressed Congregations and groups in the UK, USA and in many Regions in Ghana. He retired from the Methodist Church in 2016 after serving in Churches in the Accra Diocese and Kumasi Diocese of the Methodist Church Ghana. He is presently attached to the Ebenezer Methodist Church, as a Supernumerary of the Methodist Church Ghana.

He is now a Director of the New Image Foundation, a body which offers free Youth and Marriage Counseling Services in the country.

Mrs Sophia Gifty Awortwi MV

Mrs. Sophia Gifty Awortwi is a product of Wesley Girls’ High School and University of Cape Coast with a Biological Science (Education) Degree. She was appointed the National Co-ordinator for Science, Technology and Mathematics Education (STME) Clinics for Girls Programme in 1997. In 2001, she was appointed the first Director of the Science Education Unit of the Ghana Education Service. She holds a Certificate in Senior Level Women in Management Course from the Ghana Institute for Management and Public Administration (GIMPA).

Mrs. Awortwi has been a member of several bodies including the National ICT for Accelerated Development (ICT4D) Implementation Committee and the NEPAD e-schools Initiative Consultative Group of experts of the NEPAD Secretariat of South Africa. She is a member of the National Forum for Harnessing Research, Science and Technology. She was the Vice- President and then President of the Conference of Directors of Education (CODE) from 2004 to 2009.

Mrs. Awortwi has travelled widely to attend many local and international conferences and seminars. She was appointed the Secretary-General of the International Junior Science Olympiad (IJSO) from 2009 to 2011. She has many publications to her credit and has authored six books.

Currently, Mrs. Awortwi is a member of Board of Opoku Ware Senior High School, Kumasi, The Morning Star School Limited, Accra, Glory Vel School, Kumasi and the Methodist Women Training Institute, Kumasi.  She is a member of Council and Counsellor of Christian Service University College, Kumasi and a Director of the New Image Foundation which offers free Youth and Marriage Counselling Services. Mrs. Awortwi also serves as the Director of Programs at the Otumfuo Osei Tutu II Charity Foundation.

In recognition of Mrs. Awortwi’s dedication to work over the years and her avid interest in Environmental Science and Science Education at large as well as her significant contribution to safeguarding and preserving the Environment and Humanity, the Republic of Ghana, in 2015, conferred on her the state honour of THE MEMBER OF THE ORDER OF THE VOLTA (MV).