WORKING LIFE

Rev. Wilson started his working life in 1992 during his ‘A’ Level National Service at Assin Juaso in the Assin District. After his first degree, he taught at Mfantseman Girl’s Secondary School, Saltpond in 1997 whiles awaiting his National Service posting. Rev. Wilson taught at the SOS Herman Gmeiner School, Asiakwa (E/R) as a Special Needs Educator, School Guidance Officer and Social Studies Teacher (1997-2001). He had to resign from SOS in 2001 for further studies, and this is what Mrs Juliet Kono, the then Head of SOS Asiakwa wrote, “Mr Wilson is a self-motivated and self-regulated teacher who executes his duties on time, with noticeable mental agility and with marked originality” Whiles completing his M. Phil thesis he was employed as the Principal Administrative Assistant at the Counselling Centre of the University of Cape Coast (2003-4) having successfully completed his ministerial formation and commissioned into the ministry in 2007, he was posted to the Komenda College of Education as a Tutor and a Chaplain. It is instructive to note that in 2004 Kwesi turned down an offer of lectureship at the University of Cape Coast and finally resigned his position of Principal Administrative Assistant to respond God’s call into the ministry.

In 2008 he had two offers from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), as the Head of the Counselling Centre and the University of Education, Winneba (UEW) as a Lecturer. Upon sober reflections, prayers and consultations, Kwesi accepted the offer from UEW. Between August 2008-April 2019, Rev Wilson taught at the University of Education, Winneba and also served as a Counsellor in the Counselling Centre of the University. He was appointed at the University Chaplain for the period 2011-16, and 2017-18.

In January 2013, he was promoted Senior Lecturer at the Department of Psychology and Education and in 2016/17 Academic Year appointed as the Head of Department of Psychology and Education in the Faculty of Educational Studies. Very Rev. Wilson has in-depth experience with Ghana’s educational system. 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” The Very Rev Wilson is a member of the Educational Research Network for West and Central Africa (ERNWACA), International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development (ISSBD). He was the chairperson of the ISSBD 2017 African Workshop hosted by Ghana in 2017 at the University of Education, Winneba. He is also a Gazetted Member of Ghana Psychological Council, a member of Ghana Association of Writers (GAW) and finally the University Teacher’s Association of Ghana (UTAG). He is a co-recipient of the Forum of African Women Educators (F.A.W.E.) 2012 Gender in Africa Research Grant. He has co-authored a book on Counselling Skills and written on Preparing for retirement.