The Principal of Komenda College of Education, Very Rev. Kwesi Nkum Wilson (PhD) has pledged his allegiance to serve diligently the people of Ghana and KOMENCO.
He disclosed this in his Induction Speech as the 10th Principal of Komenda College of Education during the Investiture and Induction Ceremony held on Thursday, 5th December, 2019 at the Complex Hall of KOMENCO.
The Very Rev. Kwesi Nkum Wilson (PhD), has a very rich background in Methodism and for that matter Christianity and education in Ghana. He serves as an advisor to the Guidance and Counselling Unit of the Ghana Education Service (GES), and is a member of the Technical Working Group (TWG) on the Safe School Project being undertaken by GES. He has run series of workshops for educational institutions in Ghana. In August 2019, he was the Speaker for a Public Lecture organised by the Ghana Psychological Association (GPA), at the British Council Hall, Accra. The title of paper presented was “Attaining Quality Education: Untying the Knotty Issues”
Very Rev Kwesi Nkum Wilson, has had extensive leadership experience right from childhood, during Sunday School times, through his schooling especially at Fijai where he was the Library Prefect, S. U. President, lead debater, up to the University of Cape Coast where he became the organiser of Ghamsu, President of UCC MOBA. In 2002, Rev Wilson was elected President of Graduate Students’ Association (GRASAG-UCC Branch). He was also the national Vice-President of GRASAG, a Member of the University of Cape Coast Governing Council (June 2002- June 2003). Chairman, Judicial Committee of the Graduate Students’ Association of Ghana (June 03-June 04). Co-opted Member, Committee on Mainstreaming HIV/AIDS and Development into the Curricular of the University of Cape Coast (2003) and Member, University of Cape Coast 40th Anniversary Planning Committee (2002)
At Osiem Circuit, Kwesi was the Circuit Choir President, MYF Vice President, Leader at Asiakwa and Harvest Committee Chairman among others. At the Trinity Seminary, Osofo Paa Kwesi was elected Assistant Secretary, Fellowship of Methodist Seminarians (May 2005- May 2006), Secretary, Galevo Hall (May 2005- May 2006), Secretary, Students’ Representative Council (May 2006-May 2007).
At Winneba, he was elected the Secretary, Fellowship of the Kingdom (Methodist Ministers), Winneba Diocese, 2013-2016. He was appointed the Assistant Journal Secretary (2011), by the Diocese as well as Letter Writer. Since 2016 Kwesi has been a member of the Methodist church Ghana Conference.
The Very Rev. Kwesi Nkum Wilson was among a group of 15 young men and women selected by the British Council to undergo Interactive leadership training activities in Mauritius in 2016 and it is instructive to note that all of them are now occupying responsible leadership positions in Ghana. He is a Certified Life Coach with International exposure. Kwesi is an alumnus of International Leadership Foundation (ILF)
In the Academia, Rev Wilson is a member of the following; National Executive Committee, Member, Ghana Counsellors Association, 2016, International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development (ISSBD), Senior Researcher: Education Research Network for West and Central Africa (ERNWACA) and Counsellors Association of Ghana (CAGH). Ghana Psychology Council-Gazetted Member (GPC: GPSY 00046-70-14/P), Ghana Psychology Associa-
tion (GPA/PF0040), African Early Childhood Network (AfECN) And Ghana Association of Writers (GAW).
He is an external Assessor/Examiner for a number of Universities and Technical Universities, as well as Accreditation Member for the National Accreditation Board (NAB) and Ghana Psychology Council. He was the Chairman for the Local Organizing Committee, 12THISSBD African Regional Workshop, November 2017 held at UEW. He chaired the University Chaplaincy Board for six years and a Member, Local Organising Committee (LOC), the 3rd International Multi-Disciplinary Conference (IMCfPS), organised by the GRASAG-UEW. Member: Ghana Education Service’s Technical Working Group (TWG), developing a Resource Package for the promotion of Safe Environment for teaching and learning in School. Member: Interim Executive Committee, Counsellors Association of Ghana (CAGH) 2016-date. Member: University Timetable Committee (Chaired on Various times). He has supervised over 150 undergraduate long essays, over 94 PGDE/M.Ed./M.Phil. and four PhD theses. He has published over 25 articles in Local and International Journals.
Rev Wilson recently participated in Conference on Educational Leadership: A Dutch-Ghanaian perspective. Organised by The Hague University of Applied Sciences and the Universities of Ghana Overseas Office (UGOO), 16-19th September, 2019, The Hague Netherlands as well as the International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development (ISSBD) research methodology skills training workshop held at the University of Zimbabwe (Harare) from 19-22nd August 2019
He is grateful to the Lord Almighty for how far he has brought him, the government of Ghana, and the Methodist Church of Ghana for the responsibilities reposed on him. The Presiding Bishop, Past Presiding Bishop, his lecturers at Trinity Theological Seminary. The Cape Coast and Winneba Diocesan Bishops, not forgetting the family he finds myself in, his parents the late Rev. Joseph Wilson ’B’ and Mrs Ivy Wilson. His wife and Children, his Siblings: the Wilson Family of Saltpond, the Baiden Family, the Crentsil Family and the Essamuah Families.
He is poised to deliver for action and that will yield results