The founding dean of the faculty of law at the University of Cape-Coast, Professor Philip Ebow Bondzi-Simpson is scheduled to open this year’ inaugural Dwen Hwe Kan lectures under the theme: “DWEN HWE KAN, Mfantsipim Creed for Leadership in Africa.”
[contextly_sidebar id=”BhjwHLfusm5tGHIhrmTb5ErkQYetFQ37″]The lecture will take place at Mfantsipim School’s quadrangle on 24th April on the topic “Nation-Building and National Interest: The Values Factor.”
The Annual DWEN HWE KAN Lectures has been instituted by the school to provide a platform for renowned Old Boys of the School to discuss national and global issues which will focus on leadership, patriotism, governance, development, volunteerism and nationalism, within the context of Mfantsipim values, creed and philosophy as defined by the founding fathers.
The first part of this year’s maiden lectures will take place at the Mfantsipim School Quadrangle, Cape Coast on Friday, 24th April, 2015, on the topic “Nation-Building and National Interest: The Values Factor”.
Mr J.K.A Simspon in a press release stated that the annual lectures was an integral part of the Mfantsipim Flag Month celebrations which this year will start from Wednesday, 22nd April 2015 to Monday, 1st June, 2015, during which all current students and Old Boys of the School are expected to fly the flag, which embodies the School’s virtues, heritage, traditions and values to serve as a constant reminder for themselves, the nation and humanity.
Prof. Bondzi-Simpson is a member of the Board of Directors, Judicial Training Institute, Judicial Service of the Republic of Ghana; Chairman, Continuing Legal Education and Professional Development Committee, Ghana Bar Association; and former lecturer Ghana School of Law/Board of Legal Education of the General Legal Council Republic of Ghana.
Apart from various visiting and adjunct lectureship positions in Ghana and abroad, he is a former Dean of Business at the University of Cape Coast.
As the third son of an Old Boy (Class of 1946), he attended Mfantsipim between 1973 and 1978 where he obtained his GCE O’ Level certificate.
He was part of the pioneer Health Sciences Class, and he got the first prize for that subject in November 1977. He proceeded to St. John’s School, Sekondi for his sixth form and from there to the University of Ghana. At the University of Ghana, he served as the President of the Old Boys Association.
Between 2008 and 2014, he was the President of the Central Regional Branch of MOBA. He was privileged to have been nominated by his classmates to be the Guest Speaker for the 2008 Speech and Prize-Giving Day Ceremony.
Prof. Bondzi-Simpson obtained a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) Degree from the University of Ghana, Legon in 1984, where he had been since 1980. He continued to the Ghana School of Law between 1984 and 1986.
Prof. Bondzi-Simpson further pursued a Master of Laws (LLM) degree in Saskatchewan, Canada in 1986-87. Between 1987 and 1990, he studied at the University of Toronto where he obtained the Doctor of Juridical Sciences degree (SJD). In 2011, he obtained a post Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) from the University of Cape Coast.
He is a former Director of Legal Services and Investigations at the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) in the Republic of Ghana. He has also served and serves on numerous committees and boards of corporate, statutory, government and international bodies and agencies.
By: Franklin Badu Jnr/citifmonline.com