Sam Gyimah – UK’s newly appointed Minister for Universities and Science

Some Ghanaians are celebrating what they term as another win on the global stage for the West African nation. This comes on the back of the appointment of Sam Gyimah, a Ghanaian born in the UK as the Minister of Universities and Science for the United Kingdom.

He took up the role on Tuesday, January 9 during Theresa May’s cabinet reshuffling.

The new Universities and Science Minister will be responsible for overseeing students finance, and monitoring international student numbers.

He will also be working extensively on how to prevent violent extremism, on campuses in the UK.

He was the former prisons minister before his current appointment, replacing Jo Johnson the former universities and science minister.

Jo Johnson is now the transport minister of

Mr. Johnson expressed his support for Gyimah describing him as “brilliant” after bidding the universities farewell.

He mentioned it in a tweet which read, “Farewell unis and science our greatest national asset and best thing about this country. It’s been an honour to have had this role- proud of all our reforms especially the Teaching Excellence Framework & the Higher Education & Research Act Brilliant successor in @SamGyimah.”

Sam Gyimah also tweeted on how prepared he was, to perform his duties and take up any challenge he might encounter.

Credit: BBC