Success Story

Prof. Johnson Boampong is FGCPharm

Prof. Johnson Nyarko Boampong has been inducted into Ghana College of Pharmacists as a Fellow (FGCPharm). The ceremony took place at Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences, Accra on the 14th July 2016. The College, which was established by an Act of Parliament, Act 833 is mandated to;

  1. Promote specialist training in Pharmacy, and related disciplines,
  2. Promote continuous professional development in Pharmacy and related disciplines,
  3. Promote research in pharmaceutical practice and related disciplines, and
  4. Contribute to the formulation of policies on sound health, medicines, and public health generally.


Profile of Johnson Nyarko Boampong

Prof. Johnson Nyarko Boampong is a pharmacist and parasitologist. Professor Johnson Nyarko Boampong is currently the Dean of School of Biological Sciences, University of Cape Coast, Ghana and a prominent member of the College of Health and Allied Sciences. He headed the Department of Biomedical and Forensic Sciences prior to becoming the Dean. He led the Department to establish the following programmes; Certificate in Herbal Medicine, B.Sc Biomedical Sciences, B.Sc Forensic Sciences and, MPhil and PhD in Drug Discovery and Toxicology. He championed the establishment of functional Laboratory to promote research. Prof Boampong’s research interests cover multidisciplinary areas, a reflection of his diverse professional training in the area of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy. These include parasitic diseases, drug resistant parasites and drug discovery. He has more than fifty publications in peer reviewed Journals.  He is a member of Academic Board and Development Committee of University of Cape Coast. 


He has taught Parasitology, and supervised undergraduate and postgraduate (M.Phil and PhD) students with diverse backgrounds. Some of the students he trained have been appointed as lecturers in Universities in Ghana and elsewhere. He has mentored many lecturers. Prof Boampong is also an external examiner to other universities in Ghana. He is a product of Tokyo Women’s Medical University, Japan, where he obtained his PhD in Tropical Medicine (2004-2007) as JICA scholar. He did his post doctorate research at the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India as CV Raman Scholar.  He also obtained his M. Phil degree in Applied Parasitology from the University of Ghana (1995-1999). He has B. Pharm degree from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (1997-2001) and, B.Sc degree and Dip. Ed (1988-1992) from University of Cape Coast. He has taken many other professional courses abroad and has presented his research findings at different international conferences.

He is a member of many international and local professional associations. Through his entrepreneurial acumen, he has been able to practice his professions successfully and has been consulted widely on community pharmacy practice. He established Biomed Pharmacia, a Community Pharmacy that provides pharmaceutical services to the university community. He has initiated and now championing the establishment of a School of Pharmacy in the University of Cape Coast. It is not surprising that he has been inducted into the Ghana College of Pharmacists as a Fellow.