Papa Kojo Botsio Elected President of Oxford University Africa SocietyThe Oxford University Africa Society (Afrisoc) has just elected Ghanaian Papa Kojo Botsio, DPhil Education candidate at Green Templeton College, as president for the 2018/19 academic year.
His research in Oxford is focused on Education and Welfare Policy, particularly addressing the limited access to higher education for economically and socially vulnerable students in Ghana. Prior to attending Oxford, he received a Masters in Public Administration with a concentration in Social Policy at Cornell University and a BA in Sociology and Anthropology at Swarthmore College. He is also a co-founder of University Avenue, an Education Consultancy that provides University Application Counselling Services for Ghanaian students.
The new Afrisoc president commends the past committee for all the good work it has done and aims to build on it. He states that “Afrisoc could, if it focuses its energies, be more purposeful and inclusive, as well as be an influential voice and actor in tackling issues affecting us here at Oxford and also on our continent right now and not later”, and envisions “a renewed Afrisoc; purposeful and driven, making indelible marks on our Oxford communities, and hereafter in our nations.”
Afrisoc is a student society at The University of Oxford concerned with the affairs of Africa and African students at The University, and Prof. Wale Adebanwi, Rhodes Professor of Race Relations is the society’s patron. Afrisoc recently commemorated 60 years of existence in Oxford.
Handing over to Botsio is Ndjodi Ndeunyema, a Namibian DPhil Law candidate at Linacre College. Previous presidents of the society include Tajudeen Abdul Raheem, Dr Sebabatso Manoelli and Prof Abena Busia.