University of Cape Coast


 Professor of Physics (Applied Optical Spectroscopy)

Career Summary

Professor Moses Jojo Eghan holds PhD and MPhil degrees in Physics from the University of Cape Coast (UCC), Cape Coast, Ghana; Bachelor’s degree (BSc. Hons) in Physics from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana. He was a participant in a Senior Academic leadership Training (SALT) sponsored NCTE training programme for senior academic leaders for Higher Education Management.

He is currently the Provost of the College of Agriculture and Natural Sciences, University of Cape Coast.

Eghan is a Regular Associate of the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP); Honorary President of Ghana Science Association (GSA)(2017-2019); liaison officer for Ghana for the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics; Associate Editor of African Physical Review (AfPR), a member of Ghana Institute of Physics (GhInsP); Member of University Teachers Association of Ghana. He serves as external examiner for postgraduate theses (PhD and Masters) for academic institutions in Ghana, Kenya and Namibia. Over the years, he has also reviewed promotion applications of colleague faculty members from these universities as well and Ghana Atomic Energy Agency (GAEC). 

He served as a member of the National Accreditation Board (NAB) to provide expert review on the undergraduate and postgraduate Physics and Computer Science curricula of a number of Universities and Colleges in Ghana.He has served as a project manager for the University on the GETFund Turnkey project (2006-2012) to refurbish and equip science laboratories in the University of Cape Coast and consults for other institutions. He has also served as a member of the Radiation Protection Institute Board and a representative of the Director of Education on the Winneba Secondary School Board. 

He was the Dean of the School of Allied Health Sciences (SAHS) of the College of Health Allied Sciences (CoHAS), University of Cape Coast (UCC )from 2016 to 2019. He has been able to obtained accreditation for all the five (5) newly established departments. He has helped to initiate innovative activities and positioned the School as a focused and vibrant one by all indications. With his administrative authority covering two thirds of the regular student population of the College of Health and Allied Sciences, he bore a huge responsibility of boosting the image of the College and the University in the training of Allied Health Professionals. He helped in securing funding for office equipment from local financial institutions to equip the dean’s office and offices of all the five (5) newly established departments in the school. He also secured laboratory equipment from a philanthropist (Beautiful Creations Ltd) to help equip some of the school’s laboratories.

Eghan was the Vice Dean of the School of Physical Sciences (2015-2016) where he helped restructuring administrative activities and in reviving the School seminars. 

He was Head of Department of Physics (2015-2016), Head of Department of Computer Science and Information technology (2010-2015) and the Coordinator of the Laser and Fibre Optics Centre (LAFOC) (2006-2010). As head of Computer Science and Information technology he initiated the first ever postgraduate programme in computer science in collaboration with Academic Without Boarders Canada (AWBC) and the French Embassy of Ghana. As an academic, he has lectured courses in his discipline at all levels in the University; he has also presented research papers at national and international conferences and published in reputable journals, both locally and internationally. He has also supervised several post graduate theses. 

Prof. Eghan has served either as Chair or member on several statutory and ad hoc committees at Departmental, Faculty and University levels, including the Academic Board, Development Committee, ICT Board, Senior Staff Appointment and promotion committee, Academic Planning Committee, Senior Common Room Committee, Departmental Registration and Examination officer.