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The Ghana Science Association is a VOLUNTARY and NON-PROFIT MAKING association of scien-tists and technologies.
There are five categories of membership. These are Full, Life, Associate, Corporate and Honorary. Full membership conferred on Full members who have paid their subscription for 25 years or pay 25 years subscription in advance or at any state opt to pay to make up a total of 25 years subscription. Associate membership is open to students of tertiary institutions. Corporate membership is open to firms and other corporate bodies. Honorary membership is conferred on Ghanaian or non-Ghanaian who have been a source of inspiration or distinguished benefactors to the Association.
3. RIGHTS AND PRIVILEGES OF MEMBERS
Members in all categories have the right to attend meetings of the Association. Only Full and Life-Members may vote in the election of officers of the Association and are eligible to serve as officers or as members of the National and Branch Executive Committees. Full and Life-members are entitled to free copies of the Association’s organ or publication, The Journal of Ghana Science Association and The West African Science Journal published by the West African Science Association. Other categories of members shall receive such privileges as the National Executive Committee may from time to time de-termine.
4. BRANCH ASSOCIATIONS
The Branch Association are made up of paid-up members within a region. Currently, the Ghana Science Association has five Branch Association in Accra, Cape Coast, Kumasi, Koforidua and Tamale. Each branch association has its own officers made up of the President, Secretary and Treasurer.
5. NATIONAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
The National Executive Committee, with its Secretariat in Accra, plays a leadership role and co-ordinates the activities of the branch Association. The National Officers of the Association are the Na-tional President, National Secretary, National Treasurer and the Scientific Coordinator.
6. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
a) To encourage, promote and popularize science and technology in Ghana.
b) To promote the understanding of all aspects of science and technology and encourage the use of the scientific approach in everyday life.
c) To seek the welfare of scientists and technologies in Ghana.
The Associations’ activities include:
a) Organisation of workshops, seminars, symposia, lectures, etc.
b) Organisation of Biennial Conferences of the Ghana Science Association, lectures, etc.
c) Publication of the Journal of Ghana Science Association, Ghana Journal of Science, Every Science for Schools and other Science Literature.
d) Provision of research grants for projects of national importance.
e) Participation in the Biennial Conference of the West African Science Association.
8. AFFILIATION TO SCIENTIFIC BODIES
a) Founding Member of the West African Science Association (WASA)
b) Affiliate Member of the International Union of Biological Science (IUBS)
c) Affiliate Member of the Ghana Academy of Arts and Science (GAAS)
d) Affiliate Member of the Ghana Association of Science Teachers (GAST)