PROFILE OF DR. RICHARD KOFI ASIEDU
THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Dr. Richard Kofi Asiedu is the Chief Executive Officer of St. Andrews group of schools. The St. Andrews group of schools include; St. Andrews Senior High School at Assin Foso and the branches in Mankessim, New Edubiase, Dunkwa-On-Offin and Bonsu Nkwanta. Other schools are St. Andrews College of Healthcare (Gerontology Nursing School), Mount Hebron University College of Health and Allied Sciences (it specializes in programs in only health and allied sciences and it programs include; Bachelor of Science Degree (BSc. Physician Assistant) Bachelor of Science Degree (BSc. Nursing), Bachelor of Science Degree (BSc. Public Health), the other programs are Registered Diploma in General Nursing, Registered Diploma in Midwifery and Diploma in Physician Assistant.
St. Andrews Group of Schools has a radio broadcasting school which is christened Rich Multimedia Training School that offers Diploma in Radio and Television Broadcasting, A remedial school that helps prepare students for resit for the West African Senior Secondary School Certificate Examinations (WASSCE) is also part of the group of schools, it name is Ultimate Remedial School.
The St. Andrews group of schools has also other affiliate companies, they include Rich Fm 98.7 megahets which is located at Assin Foso, Nakata Travel and Tours at Cape Coast and the Stream Beverages, producers of Alcholic and Non-Alcholic Beverages and Natural Mineral Water.
The school began with 25 students at Assin Foso in the Central Region behind the old Fire Service Station and with 4 masters. The school today can boast of thousands of students at both the secondary to the tertiary levels. The school’s beautiful edifice talks volumes about itself. The senior high school department began with just two programs, thus General Arts and Business, however, as of today new programs have been added including Visual Art, Home Economics, Agricultural Science, General Science and Technical.
The Senior High school has accreditation from the West African Examination Council (WAEC) and the Ghana Education Service (GES) for all it campuses. The campus of Assin Fosu also serves as am examination centre for both the May/June WASSCE and Nov/Dec WASSCE.
The St. Andrews College of Healthcare has an accreditation from the National Vocational Training Institute (NVTI) to offer Healthcare Certificate I & II programs for 2 years.
The Mount Hebron University College is at the final stage of the accreditation process by the National Accreditation Board (NAB), it has also obtained Affiliation with the University of Cape Coast after receiving clearance from the Nurses and the Midwifery Council (NMC Ghana).
The University is also working closely with the Medical and Dental Council to supervise and mentor it Physician Assistant program.
Dr. Richard Kofi Asiedu hails from Agona Kwanyako in the Central Region of Ghana, he was born on 25th January, 1974. He began his educational career at Kwanyako Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) Preparatory School at which he completed in 1987. He gained admission to Swedru Secondary School (SWESCO) where he read his GCE Ordinary level in Business Studies, he advanced to Nkroful Agricultural Secondary School (NASS) where he also read Business/Arts program. He did his first National Service at Kwanyako Methodist JSS where he took the advantage to do part time teaching at Kwanyako Secondary School between 1995/1996. After the National Service, he got an appointment with the Ghana Education Service to teach as a pupil teacher at Mensakwaa D/C JSS for a year. In the year 1997, he gained admission to Takoradi Polytechnic to read a 3 year Higher National Diploma in purchasing and supply management. He did his Second National Service after completion at Sobroso M/A JSS at Sobroso in the Upper Denkyira East District with it Capital at Dunkwa-On-Offin. After the National Service Dr. Richard Asiedu started working with the National Youth Authority, under the Ministry of Youth and Sports as a Municipal Co-ordinator at the Assin North Municipality of the Central Region with it capital at Assin Foso, he is currently the acting Western Regional Director after attaining Director Status in the public sector realm. Dr. Richard Asiedu is therefore a senior public servant after moving from Deputy Director to a full Director in the public service realm.
Dr. Richard Asiedu later got admission into Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) to read a Bachelor of Science (BSc. Human Resource Management) program and topped it up with a Master of Arts Degree in Human Resource Development (MA) from the University of Cape Coast.
In the year 2012, he crowned it with a Doctor of Philosophy Degree (PhD) in Human Resource Management at Atlantic International University at Hawaii, United States of America (USA) after studying for 3 years, thus between 2009 – 2012.
Dr. Richard Asiedu has conducted a lot of research in the area of finance, and Economics and has travelled extensively both local and abroad for seminars and workshops, amongst the countries he has visited are USA, Britain, the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Turkey, Egypt, China, Ethiopia, Kenya, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Ivory Coast and Togo.
Between 2014 to 2017 Dr. Richard Asiedu was the Council Chairman for Foso College of Education (FOSCO) a Diploma Awarding Tertiary Institution in the Central Region (government institution), he also served as the Board Secretary for the Assinman Health Insurance Scheme Board between 2003 to 2007.
Currently, he is a Board member of Kwanyako Senior High School and Chancellor of Mount Hebron University College.
He is married to Dr. Mrs. Regina Asiedu who works with the Ghana Immigration Service and they are blessed with 4 children.