University of Cape Coast

Prof. Godwin Awabil is the current Dean of the Faculty of Educational Foundations, University of Cape Coast. He holds a Ph.D in Guidance and Counselling from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria; MPhil in Guidance and Counselling; Bachelor of Education (Psychology) and a Diploma in Religious Studies, all from University of Cape Coast, Ghana.

He has been the Director of the University of Cape Coast Counselling Centre and the Director of the Directorate of Academic Planning and Quality Assurance (DAPQA), University of Cape Coast. He has also been the Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Educational Foundations of the same University.

He is a Professor of Counselling at the University’s Counselling Centre which he headed for two terms. Prof. Awabil has great experience in teaching, research and consulting in the areas of Development of Clinical Instruments, Curriculum Development, Forgiveness Counselling, Counselling in Higher Education, Academic Writing, Counselling in Secondary Education, Monitoring and Evaluation, Quality Assurance in Higher Education and Entrepreneurship Education. He teaches graduate courses such as Academic Writing for Graduate Students, Appraisal Techniques in Counselling and Instrument Development, Philosophy, Theories and Practice of Counselling, Advanced Counselling Methods for Victims of Abuse and Personality Theories and Adjustment.

Prof. Awabil was the initiator of the First National Conference in Guidance and Counselling and First Counselling Awareness Week Celebration when he was the Director of the University’s Counselling Centre. He assisted the Counselling Centre to win a World Bank Teaching and Learning Innovation Fund (TALIF) project which led to the establishment of a Study Skills Unit at the University of Cape Coast. He has also assisted in the development of a PhD programme, M.A. and M. Ed. Sandwich programmes all in Guidance and Counselling. He has worked as programme facilitator of the Co-operative League of the United States of America (CLUSA). This position enabled him to build the capacity of Local Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) which helped them hold the District Assembly accountable to the people prior to his appointment at the University of Cape Coast. 

He has been licensed as a Counselling Psychologist by the Ghana Psychology Council and also a member of the Counselling Association of Ghana, University Teachers Association of Ghana, the Ghana Psychological Association and the Counselling Association of Nigeria.

Prof. Awabil has a considerable number of publications to his credit. He has authored a book titled “Introduction to study skills for students in higher education” and co-authored another book titled “A Guide to Job Searching”. His articles in refereed journals include “A review of approaches to programme development in guidance and counselling” and “Art therapy as an intervention for people living with HIV/AIDS: Implications for counselling”. He has served as internal and external examiner and consultant on various boards and committees in the University and Ghana at large. He has presented at local and international seminars, workshops and conferences as well as published in international journals including Journal of Educational and Social Research, International Journal of Higher Education and Sustainability.

Prof. Awabil is happily married to Millicent and they have three children.