The host of the Joy Super Morning Show Mr. Kojo Yankson, has lost his father Emiratus Prof. Kobina Yankson, a former Pro Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cape Coast.
It all started as a rumour on social media a few days ago, but Kojo Yankson has now confirmed that indeed the popular and renowned academician Emeritus and Professor of Zoology has passed on at 71.
According to an Obituary sighted on social media, Kojo Yankson has two other siblings, making them three children in all and that the final funeral rites has been slated for the 21st of March, 2021. All Covid-19 safety protocols will strictly observed.
The entire Joy FM, Adom TV and the Multimedia crew is expected to join in mourning with Kojo Yankson and the bereaved family.
The late Emiratus Professor Kobina Yankson obtained his BSc. (Ed), BSc. (Hons.) and MSc. degrees in Zoology from University of Cape Coast in 1973, 1974 and 1977 respectively. He also obtained a PhD in Zoology from University of Wales, Swansea, UK in 1983. He was a retired Professor from University of Cape Coast and the Editor-in-chief of the Journal of Fisheries and Coastal Management.
Prof. Yankson was a Fellow of Institute of Biology, Ghana, Member of African Academy of Sciences and past President of West African Science Association and Ghana Science Association.
He was a past Dean, Faculty of Science, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Director of Academic Planning and Quality Assurance at the University of Cape Coast. May his gentle soul rest in perfect peace.