Dr. David Ako Odoi


Dr. David Ako Odoi, the President and Member of the Governing Council of the Flowers School of Technology and Management, holds PhD from the University of Ghana, MPhil, BA and Dip. Ed. in English and Literature from the University of Cape Coast, Ghana.

Dr. Odoi received a Bachelor of Arts( Honours) and a Diploma in Education concurrently from the University of Cape Coast in 1990. His Master’s thesis ‘The Concept of Choice and Change in Mariama Ba’s So Long a Letter, Ama Ata Aidoo’s Changes and Tsitsi Dangarembga’s Nervous Conditions was accepted in 1996 by the University of Cape Coast. He completed his Doctoral research titled ‘Elements of the Autobiography in the West African Novel’ 2010 at the University of Ghana. Dr. Odoi has taught at various levels of education in Ghana.

A University Teacher at the Language Centre, University of Ghana, consultant and motivational speaker, his research interests include autobiography, advanced composition and study of Ghanaian languages.

Faculty Profile

Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Ghana, Ghana
  • MPhil, University of Cape Coast, Ghana
  • BA, University of Cape Coast, Ghana
  • Dip. Ed, University of Cape Coast, Ghana

Research & Teaching Interests

English Literature

Autobiography

Language and Education

Academic Writing and literacy

Folklore

Academic Publications

Agbozo , G.A, Adjei, M. & Odoi, D.A. (2014) Towards Universal Harmony: The Works of Two Ghanaian Poets. Anglisticum Journal (IJLLIS) Vol.3 No. 8 Pp.24-35

Odoi, D.A. (2014) A Comparative Analysis of Camara Laye’s the African Child, Wole Soyinka’s Ake: The Years of Childhood and Ayikwei Armah’s Fragments as Autobiographies Using the Genettean Mode. The International Journal of Humanities & Social Studies Vol.2 No.7 pp. 62-68

Odoi, D.A. & Agbozo,G.E.(2014) Taboos as Scientific Restrictions for Healthy Living among the Mafi- Ewe. Journal of Alternative Perspectives in the Social Sciences Vol.5 No.4. Pp.733-743

Agbozo, G.E, Odoi, D.A. & Dorgbetor, N. (2014).We’re on our Ears: A Linguistic Analysis of Translation in an African Novel. Research on Humanities and Social Sciences. Vol.4 No. 9. Pp. 126-135

Odoi, D.A. , Rafapa, L. & Klu, E.K(2014). Negotiating Social Change in Tsiti Dangarembga’s Nervous Conditions. In Journal of Social Sciences Vol.38.No.2. Pp 151-158

Klu, E.K, Odoi, D.A. , Mulaudzi, L.M.P., Gudlhuza, W.J, Makhwathana, R.M., Maluleke, M.J, & Neeta, N.C. (2013) Towards a Quest of making Indigenous South African Languages Relevant in South African Classrooms. Studies of Tribes and Tribals Vol.11 No. 1. Pp 39-42

Klu, E.K., Neeta, N.C., Makhwathana, R.N, Gudlhuza, W.J., Maluleke, M.J., Mulaudzi, L.M.P & Odoi, D.A. (2013) Arguments For and Against the use of Indigenous African Languages in South African Schools. Studies of Tribes and Tribals Vol .11 No.1. Pp35-38

Klu, E.K, Frempong,G., & Odoi, D.A. (2012) The role of Culture, Taboo and Language in engendering the effective dissemination of the HIV/AIDS message in Africa. Southern African Journal for Folklore Studies Vol. 22 No.2 Pp.141-146.

Conferences, Seminars & Workshops

1. Educational visit to University of Venda on the invitation of the English Department. 19th July-9th August 2014.

2. Beyond the Self: People and History in Camara Laye’s The African Child, Language Centre Seminar Series, University of Ghana, Legon, 2012

3. Regional Conference of the Southern African Folklore Society, 2011, University of Venda, South Africa. Paper presented: The westernization of Ghanaian society and its effects on traditional institutions like chieftaincy.

4. Second International Conference on Applied Linguistics held at University of Education, Winneba, (Paper Presented: Contemporary Address Forms among the youth of Ga Mashie) November, 2006.

5. Department of English Seminar(Proposal Paper Presented: Elements of the Autobiography in the west African Novel 2006-2007

6. First International Conference on Applied Linguistics held at the University of Education, Winneba, (Paper Presented: Among Believers: the concept of choice and change Mariama Ba’s So Long A Letter) 2005

7. Faculty of Arts Colloquia 2003-Present

8. Faculty of Arts Colloquium, University of Ghana (Paper Presented: Lessons from Slavery for the Modern Ghanaian) 2003

9. Legon-Trondheim NUFU Colloquium and Workshop, Legon 2004

10. The slave plantation System and its effects on the slave 2002 (A Paper Presented at the Language Centre Seminar Series)

11. Participant, Ghana English Studies Assoc. Conference, Winneba 1999

12. Observer, Ghana English Studies Assoc. Conference, Legon 1998

13. Observer, International Conference on Oral Literature, Legon 1995

14. Resource Person, O.D.A and Teacher Education Workshop Akrokerri 1994

15. Observer, Panafest Colloquium 1994

16. All Workshops organised by O.D.A and Teacher Education Division (Certified) 1990-1993

News & Announcements

DAFI Workshop 2015

Sixty-five refugee students took part in the just ended DAFI Scholar’s Workshop 2015. Flowers School of Technology and Management in collaboration with UNHCR Ghana and Christian Council of Ghana hosted the two-day workshop in Accra, Ghana. This year’s career-oriented workshop was held under the theme “Leadership, Democracy and Entrepreneurship”, with the purpose of equipping the students with practical leadership and entrepreneurial skills. It concluded successfully with the handing out of certificates by the President of Flowers School of Technology and Management, Dr. David Ako Odoi.

Welcome Message

“We have courses that are tailor-made to help the students to work in comfort without compromising academic rigour. Our staff is dedicated and willing at all times to listen, guide and counsel. I join hand with all my colleagues at Flowers to say ‘welcome’ and enjoy your stay with us.”

Dr. David Ako Odoi, President