Assoc. Prof. Mrs. Patricia Beatrice Mireku-Gyimah

ACADEMIC DEGREES EARNED
  1. PhD English, 2010

  2. MPhil, Educational Planning and Administration, 1998

  3. Pg Dip (Aelcf): Diplôme d’Aptitude à L’Enseignement de la Langue et de la Civilisation Françaises, 1985.
     
  4. Pg Dip (Lcf): Diplôme de Langue et de Civilisation Françaises, 1985
     
  5. BA (Hons) English and French; Dip, Edu, 1981

  6. GCE "O" Level, 1976

 
INSTITUTIONS ATTENDED
  1. Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology (KNUST, Ghana), (2004 - 2010)

  2. University of Cape Coast (UCC, Ghana), (1993 - 1998)

  3. Universite de Bordeaux 3 (U de Bx III, France), (1984 - 1985)

  4. University of Cape Coast (UCC, Ghana), (1977 - 1981)

  5. University of Cape Coast (UCC), Cape Coast, Ghana (1976 - 1977) 
     
  6. Konongo/Odumasi Secondary School (KOSS), Odumasi, Ashanti Akim, Ghana (1971 - 1976)
 
PROFESSIONAL BODY MEMBERSHIP
  1. MWALS (Member, West Africa Linguistics Society) - 2017 -

  2. MISOLA (Member, International Society for the Oral Literatures of Africa) - 2012 - To Date
     
  3. MIRDI (Member, International Research and Development Institute) - 2010 - 2015
     
  4. MALA (Member, African Literature Association, USA, Life Member since 2009) - 2006 - To Date
     
  5. MLAG (Member, Linguistics Association of Ghana) -  2011 - To Date
     
  6. MGAW (Member, Ghana Association of Writers) - 2011 - To Date
     
  7. MGATE (Member, Ghana Association of Teachers of English) - 1998 - To Date
     
  8. MGAFT (Member, Ghana Association of French Teachers) - 1981 - 1985, 1989 - 1993, 2002, 2010 - To Date.
 
AWARDS
  1. GETFund sponsorship of 3-month Academic Visit to Selected UK Universities (as Foreign Travel Component of PhD Studies) - 2011
     
  2. GETFund Sponsorship for Doctoral Studies in English - 2004 - 2010

  3. Association of African Universities (AAU) Thesis Grant for MPhil Thesis on Distance Education in Ghana Universities - 1995
     
  4. French Government and Ghana Government Scholarship for French Pedagogical Course for Ghanaian Teachers of French - 1984 - 1985.

  5. Ghana Government Scholarship for Bachelor of Arts  Degree and Diploma in Education programme - 1977 - 1981

 
ACADEMIC RANKS HELD
  1. Associate Professor (2015 - To Date)

  2. Senior Lecturer (2011 - To Date)

  3. Lecturer (2008 - 2011)

  4. Technical Instructor (2004 - 2008)

 

AREAS OF SPECIALISATION

  1. English Language
  2. Literature in English
  3. African Oral Literature

 

OTHER PROFESSIONALLY RELATED EXPERIENCE

(i)

 

 

2012: Regional Leadership Training Programme for Senior Managers/Administrators of Universities (Senior Academic Leadership Training (SALT), at GIMPA, Accra, Ghana.

(ii)

 

 

2011: 3rd Inter-University Seminar on Doctoral Studies, KNUST, Kumasi, Ghana.

(iii)

 

2011: Academic Visit to Selected UK Universities: Cambridge, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), London.

 

 

 

(iv)

 

 

2000-2001: “Short Course in the English Language geared towards the Study of the Fundamentals of Metallurgical Engineering with Emphasis on Gold Ore Processing”, a Minerals Engineering Dept. Project/Consultancy with Assoc. Prof. W. K. Buah, Department of Mineral(s) Engineering, UMaT (KNUSTSM/WUC of KNUST), Tarkwa,  Ghana.

(v)

 

 

1981 to 2004: Graduate Teacher of English and French (GCE ‘O’, ‘A’ and SSS Levels), Tarkwa Senior High School (TARSCO), Ghana Education Service (GES) 

 

 

 

 

(b)

1992 to 1993; 1996 to 2004: Assistant Headmistress (in charge of Administration) 

 

(c)

1996 to 2004: Head, Department of Languages (English, French)

 

(d)

1982 to 1984: Head, Department of French

 

(e)

1981 to 1982: Graduate Teacher of English and French (National Service)

 

(f)

1991: Participant- National Orientation Course for Secondary School teachers towards the introduction of the Senior Secondary

School (SSS) system of Education in Ghana

(vi)

 

 

1989 - 2007 Examiner of English

(a)

1989 to 2007: Examiner of English, West African Examinations


 2000 to 2007: Team Leader of Examiners of English (WAEC)

CONFERENCES/SEMINARS/WORKSHOPS ATTENDED     

July 31 - August 5, 2017: 30th West Africa Linguistic Congress (WALC) and 10th Linguistics Association of Ghana (LAG) Conference, University of Education, Winneba, Ghana. I presented a paper on "Literary Devices in the Akan Folktale".

January 13, 2017: Linguistics Association of Ghana (LAG) Workshop, Valley View University, Accra, Ghana

May 25 - 28, 2016: 11th Biennial Conference of the International Society for the Oral Literatures of Africa (ISOLA), at University of Florida, Gainesville, Atlanta, USA. I presented a paper entitled “Story-telling as a Memory and Remembrance Activity in the Akan Tradition of Ghana, in West Africa”. 

August 2014: 3rd Biennial UMaT International Conference at University of Mines and Technology, Tarkwa, Ghana. Co-presented a paper titled “Anglicised Place Names in Ghana: The Case of Mining Towns”.   

July 29 - 31, 2013;  6th LAG Conference, University of Cape Coast, Ghana.

August 1 - 4, 2012; 2nd Biennial UMaT Conference, Tarkwa, Ghana.

June-July, 2012: 9th Biennial Conference of the International Society for the Oral Literatures of Africa (ISOLA), at University of Venda, South Africa. Co-presented a paper entitled “The Changing Audience of the Oral Performance in Africa: The Ghanaian Experience”. 

November,  2010: 3rd International Conference on Research and Development held at the Conference Hall, Miklin Hotels, East Legon, Accra, Ghana. Presented the paper entitled "Allusion in the Akan Folktale". 

August, 2010: 1st Biennial UMaT International Conference on Mining and Mineral Processing, Tarkwa, Ghana. Presented a paper titled “Advocacy for Preservation of the Ecological Environment through Characterisation in Akan Folktales”.  

April, 2010: 5th International Conference on Development Studies, Indoor Theatre, University of Abuja, F.C.T., Nigeria. Presented a paper titled “In the Boxing Ring: A Study of some Special Pleasure-Giving Words in the Akan Folktales".

March, 2007: 33rd Annual Conference of the African Literature Association (ALA), West Virginia University, USA. Presented the paper titled “Globalisation and Emecheta’s New African Woman in Second-Class Citizen.”

November, 2006: 2nd UEW Conference on Applied Linguistics, University of Education, Winneba, Ghana. Presented the paper titled "Soyinka as a Satirist: A Study of The Trials of Brother Jero and Jero's Metamorphosis”, 

October, 2006: 1st Departmental Seminar of the English Department of KNUST, Kumasi, Ghana in commemoration of 20 years of Professor Wole Soyinka as Nobel Peace Laureate in Literature. Presented the paper titled "Soyinka as a Satirist".

April, 2006: Intra Faculty Seminar of the College of Art and Social Sciences, KNUST, Kumasi, Ghana. Co-presented the paper titled “The Changing Roles of the Woman in the African Novel by Buchi Emecheta”.


PUBLICATIONS

Journal Papers

Mireku-Gyimah, P. B. (2016), “Story-telling as a Memory and Remembrance Activity in the Akan Tradition of Ghana, in West Africa”, International Journal of English and Literature Studies, Vol. 5, Issue 3, pp. 173-183.

Mireku-Gyimah, P. B. (2015), “Duality of Meaning of some English Words: What’s on the Minds of Beginner Mining and Related Engineering Students?”, Ghana Mining Journal, Vol. 15, No. 1, pp. 93-103. 

Mireku-Gyimah, P. B. and Mensah, A. A. (2015), “Anglicized Place Names in Ghana: The Case of Towns in the Tarkwa Mining Area”, The Extractive Industries and Society, Vol. 2, Issue 1, pp. 19-23.

Mireku-Gyimah, P. B. (2014), “Analysis of Errors in the English of Final Year University Students: A Case Study at the University of Mines and Technology, Journal of ELT and Applied Linguistics, Vol. 2 Issue 4, pp. 23-46.

Mireku-Gyimah, P. B. (2014), “Confirming the Validity of the Concepto-Mathematical Structural Model for the Akan Folktale”, European Journal of Social Sciences, Vol. 45, No. 4, pp. 381-407.

Mireku-Gyimah, P. B. (2014), “Performance and the Techniques of the Akan Folktale”, International Journal of English Language and Literature Studies, Vol. 3, Issue 4, pp. 311-340.

Mireku-Gyimah, P. B. (2014), “The Theme of Betrayal of Friendship in the Akan Folktales”, International Journal of English Language and Literature Studies, Vol. 3, Issue 1, pp. 29-56.

Mireku-Gyimah, P. B. (2014), “The Marriage of Anansewa as a Criticism of Ghanaian Society”, European Journal of Social Sciences, Vol. 41, No. 4, pp. 487-497.

Mireku-Gyimah, P. B. (2013), “Sutherland’s Creativity at Work: The New Family of Mr Ananse the Spider in The Marriage of Anansewa”, Current Research Journal of Social Sciences, Vol. 5, No. 5, pp. 177-184.

Mireku-Gyimah, P. B. (2013), “The Setting in Time and Organisation of the Akan Oral Narrative: A Case Study of Akan Folktales “, European Journal of Social Sciences, Vol. 37, Issue 1, pp. 40-49.

Mireku-Gyimah, P. B. (2013), “Soyinka as Satirist: A Study of The Trials of Brother Jero”, International Journal of English and Literature, Vol. 4, No.6, pp. 269-282.

Mireku-Gyimah, P. B. (2013), “Portrayal and Plight of Women in Akan Folktales”, International Journal of English Language and Literature Studies, Vol. 2, Issue 1, pp. 70-86.   

Mireku-Gyimah, P. B. (2012), “The Other Side of Kwaku Ananse of the Akan Folktales” GUMAGA International Journal of Language and Literature, No. 3, pp. 23-30.

Manieson, A. A. and Mireku-Gyimah, P. B. (2012), “The Changing Audience of the Oral Performance in Africa: The Ghanaian Experience”, Journal of Communication and Culture, International Perspectives, Vol. 3, No. 3, pp. 1-11.

McBoafo, F. A. and Mireku-Gyimah, P. B. (2012), “Cultural, Literary and Philosophical Significance of Gold in Ghana”, The International Journal’s Research Journal of Social Science and Management, Vol. 2, No. 4, pp. 141-146.

Mireku-Gyimah, P. B. (2011), “A Concepto-Mathematical Structural Model for the Akan Folktale Story”, European Journal of Social Sciences, Vol. 20, No. 3, pp. 401-415.

Mireku-Gyimah, P. B., Opoku-Agyeman, K. and Aning, J. (2011), “The Art, the Craft and the Changing Fortunes of the Praise-Singer among the Akans of Ghana”, Current Research Journal of Social Sciences, Vol. 3, No. 3, pp. 276-283.

Mireku-Gyimah, P. B. (2010), “The Relevance of Akan Folktales to the Exigencies of the Modern Era”, US-China Foreign Language, Vol. 8, No. 10, pp. 52-61.

Mireku-Gyimah, P. B. (2010), “In the Boxing Ring: A Study of some Special Pleasure-Giving Words in the Akan Folktales”, Journal of Arts and Culture, Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 6-10.

Mireku-Gyimah, P. B. (2008), “Do Students of Mining and Allied Engineering Programmes have any Problems in English?”, Ghana Mining Journal, Vol. 10, pp. 48-62.


Conference Papers

Mireku-Gyimah, P. B. (2010), “Allusion in the Akan Folktale”, Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Research and Development, pp. 87-105.

Mireku-Gyimah, P. B. (2010), “Advocacy for Preservation of the Ecological Environment through Characterisation in Akan Folktales”, Proceedings of the 1st Biennial UMaT International Conference on Mining and Mineral Processing, pp. 1027-1041.


Published Books 

Mireku-Gyimah, P. B. (2011a), 50 Akan Folktales from Ghana: English and Akan Versions, LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, Saarbrucken, Germany, 349 pp.

Mireku-Gyimah, P. B. (2011b), Deep and Surface Structures of Akan Folktales: Themes, Characters, Structures and Literary Devices, LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, Saarbrucken, Germany, 328 pp.

 

Chapters in Published Books 

Mireku-Gyimah, P. B. (2003), “Looking for a Job”, Unit 7 in Gateway to English for Senior Secondary Schools, Students’ Bk. 3, eds. Grant, N. and Dadzie, A. B. K., Pearson Education Ltd., Essex, UK, pp. 80-90.

Mireku-Gyimah, P. B. (2003), “Money Matters”, Unit 8 in Gateway to English for Senior Secondary Schools, Students’ Bk. 3, eds. Grant N. and Dadzie, A. B. K., Pearson Education Ltd., Essex, UK, pp. 91-102.

Mireku-Gyimah, P. B. (2003), “The World of Medicine”, Unit 11 in Gateway to English for Senior Secondary Schools, Students’ Bk. 2, eds. Grant, N. and Dadzie, A. B. K., Pearson Education Ltd., Essex, UK, pp. 143-157.

Mireku-Gyimah, P. B. (2003), “Drug Abuse”, Unit 13 in Gateway to English for Senior Secondary Schools, Students’ Bk. 2, eds. Grant, N. and Dadzie, A. B. K., Pearson Education Ltd., Essex, UK, pp. 130-142.

Mireku-Gyimah, P. B. (2002), “The Environment”, Unit 13 in Gateway to English for Senior Secondary Schools, Students’ Bk. 1, eds. Grant, N. and Dadzie, A. B. K., Pearson Education Ltd., Essex, UK, pp. 131-142. 

Mireku-Gyimah, P. B. (2002), “Time to Celebrate”, Unit 14 in Gateway to English for Senior Secondary Schools, Students’ Bk. 1, eds. Grant, N. and Dadzie, A. B. K., Pearson Education Ltd., Essex, UK, pp. 143-157.


(B) Unpublished Works

Mireku-Gyimah, P. B. (2007), “Globalisation and Emecheta’s New African Woman in Second-Class Citizen.” Presented at the 33rd Annual Conference of the African Literature Association, West Virginia University, USA, 17 pp.

Mireku-Gyimah, P. B. (2006), “The Changing Roles of the Woman in the African Novel by Buchi Emecheta”, Presented at the Intra-College Seminar Series, College of Art and Social Sciences, (CASS), KNUST, Kumasi, Ghana, 15 pp.

Mireku-Gyimah, P. B., Essel, A. and Kankam, I. (2006), Oral English for WASSCE Sets 1-4: Listening Comprehension Tests with Answers and accompanying CD/Cassette, Trio Edition, KS Printkraft Gh Ltd, Kumasi. 

Mireku-Gyimah, P. B. (1998), Distance Education in the Context of Tertiary Level Education in Ghana Universities", Unpublished University of Cape Coast, Ghana, 

Mireku-Gyimah, P. B (1980), “L’insertion des Exercices Structuraux dans Les Moments de la Classe de Langue”, BA Long Essay, University of Cape Coast, Ghana, 24 pp.


RECORD OF SERVICE

University Community

  1. 2017 - Head, Department of Technical Communication

  2. 2017 - Ag Head, Department of Management Studies

  3. 2017 - Member, Committee on Solution of Language Difficulties of Francophone Students  

  4. 2017 - Member, Committee on Preparation of a Recorder on Curriculum Development

  5. 2016 to date: Member, Committee on the Proposed New Technical Communication Programme    

  6. 2015 to date: Head, Centre for Communication and Entrepreneurship Skills (CENCES) 
  7. 2015 to date: Member/Chairman, Convocation Advisory Board     
  8. 2012 -2013: Head, Centre for Communication and Entrepreneurship Skills (CENCES) 
  9. 2011-2012: Head, Centre for Communication and Entrepreneurship Skills (CENCES) 
  10. 2015 to date: Patroness, The University Choir 
  11. 2013 -2014: Member, Books and Publications Committee 
  12. 2011 to date: Member, CENCES Board  
  13. 2011 to 2013: Member, Academic Board 
  14. 2011-2012: Member, UMaT Diamond Jubilee Anniversary Planning Committee 
  15. 2011: Member, Committee (AB) to Edit and Re-format Draft ICT POLICY document 
  16. 2012: Scrutineer for Elections (Professorial  and Non Professorial Members of Council) 
  17. 2011-2012: Member, Admissions Committee of UMaT 
  18. 2011: Member, Committee for the Establishment of a Centre for Communication Skills and Entrepreneurship Development. 
  19. 2010 - 2011 Head of Section (Languages) (Mining Department) 
  20. 2010 - 2011 Training Officer (Mining Department) 
  21. 2010: Member, Committee to Draw Programme and Syllabuses for Technical English 
  22. 2010: Chairperson, Committee to Draw Syllabus for Functional French for Engineers 
  23. 2010: Member, Committee to Review Syllabus for BSc Degree in Petroleum Engineering 
  24. 2010 to 2011: Member, Faculty Board, Faculty of     Mineral Resources Technology (FMRT)  (by virtue of my position as Training Officer) 
  25. 2010 to 2011: Member, Admissions Committee of UMaT 
  26. 2010: Member, Investigative Committee on the Alleged Attack of a Senior Member 
  27. 2005 - 2010: Chairperson, Management Committee of UMaT Basic Schools 
  28. 2006 - 2011: Treasurer, Executive Committee of UTAG, UMaT Branch 
  29. 2004 - 2006: Member, Ex-officio, Executive Committee of UTAG, UMaT Branch  
  30. 2006: Scrutineer for Elections (Professorial and Non Professorial Members of Council) 
  31. 2005  2010: Member, Welfare Services Board (Convocation Representative)    
  32. 2003/2004 to date: Member, Minescho Credit Union, UMaT 
  33. 2004-2006; 2008 - 2010: Academic Tutor 
  34. 2010 to date: Hall Fellow (Gold Refinery Hall) 
  35. 2004: Chairperson, Committee to prepare Brochure for the Establishment of Wassa Fiase Educational Trust Fund                                  


National Community

  1. April., 2017: Guest Speaker, 5th Quadrennial (52nd) Wassa West District Delegates’ Conference of Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT)
  2. Sept., 2016: Chairman, Annual Translation Seminar of the Bible Society of Ghana
  3. Feb., 1992 to date Senior Interpreter (English to Akan and vice versa), Assemblies of God (A/G) Ghana, MidWestern, Miracle Revival Centre A/G, Tarkwa.
  4. Jan., 2014 to date Member/Secretary, Regional Election Committee (RCC) of Assemblies of God, Ghana (Western Region) 
  5. Jan., 2014 to date UMaT Rep, Western Region, University of Cape Coast (UCC) Alumni Association 
  6. Sep., 2011 to date Member, Ghana Association of Writers (GAW) 
  7. Feb., 2011 to date Member, Linguistics Association of Ghana (LAG)
  8. Jan., 2011 to date Member, Ghana Examinations Committee (GEC) 
  9. 1998-; 2004 to date Member, Ghana Association of Teachers of English (GATE) 
  10. 1981-; 2010 to date Member, Ghana Association of  French Teachers (GAFT) 
  11. 2010 to date Member, Ex-officio, National Executive Council of the Ghana Association of Teachers of English (GATE) 
  12. 1998-; 2004 to date Member, Author team of Ghana Association of Teachers of English (GATE) Secondary (Senior High) School English Textbook Series: Gateway to English for Senior Secondary Schools Students’ Books 1, 2 & 3, and the accompanying Teachers’ Guides Series: Teachers’ Guide 1, 2 & 3 (by GATE and Longman Pearson Educational Books, U.K.; with Sedco Publishers, Accra, Ghana) 
  13. 1989-; 2004 to 2007 Examiner of English, (GCE ‘O’ Level; Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE); Senior Secondary School Examination (SSSCE), West African Examinations Council (WAEC) 
  14. 2000-; 2004 to 2007 Team Leader of Examiners of English, WAEC 


International Community

  1. 2017 - MWALS (Member, West Africa Linguistics Society)

  2. 2017 - Reviewer, Central Inquiry, An inter-Disciplinary Journal of the Central University (Accra, Ghana)

  3. 2012 to date: Member, International Society for the Oral Literatures of Africa (ISOLA)
  4. 2006 to date: Member, African Literature Association (ALA) of the USA (Life Member since 2009)
  5. 2010 to date: Member, International Research and Development Institute (IRDI)
  6. 2010 to date Co-ordinator, International Centre for Educational Development and Innovation Studies (ICEDIS), Ghana Office 
  7. 2010 to date: Member, Editorial Board of ICEDIS Journal, Journal of Issues in Professional Teacher Education (JIPTE) 
  8. 2010 to 2011: Member, Editorial Board of African Journal of Education and Developmental Studies (AJEDS)
  9. 2014 to date: Member, Editorial Board of International Journal of English Literature and Culture (IJELC), Academic Journals 
  10. 2012 to date: Member, Editorial Board of GUMAGA International Journal of Language and Literature based at University of Education, Winneba 
  11. 2013: Member, Editorial Board of Online Journal of Social Sciences Research (OJSSR) 
  12. 2014 to date: Reviewer, International Journal of English Literature and Culture (IJELC) 
  13. 2012 to date: Reviewer, GUMAGA International Journal of Language and Literature 
  14. 2013: Reviewer, African Journal of History and Culture (AJHC)
  15. 2013: Reviewer, Online Journal of Social Sciences Research (OJSSR) 
  16. 2012: Reviewer, Online International Journal of Arts and Humanities (OIJAH)