Isaac Owusu Mensah
Dr. Isaac Owusu Mensah is currently a senior lecturer at the Department of Political Science at the University of Ghana, a position he has held from February 2016 to date.
He was appointed a lecturer at the Department of Political Science in August 2011.
Dr. Isaac Owusu Mensah was the team leader of the University’s political Science opinion poll that predicted President Akufo-Addo would be retained.
The survey by the Department of the University of Ghana predicted a one touch victory for President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in the December 7, 2020 presidential election.
Dr. Owusu Mensah, had his Ordinary Level education at the Business Secondary School in Tamale and proceeded to Apam Secondary School where he pursued his Advanced Level education.
Between 1993 and 1997, he obtained his Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Political Science with Philosophy at the University of Ghana.
In 2003, Dr. Owusu-Mensah completed his Master of Philosophy in Political Science also at the University of Ghana and in 2009, he was awarded a Doctor of Philosophy in Political Science by the University of Ghana.
He has several publications to his credit which include; The Judiciary and Democracy in Ghana’s Fourth Republic; The Poor Paying for the Rich: The Politics of Inequality in Water Pricing-Structure in Ghana; Parliamentary Caucuses in Ghana’s Fourth Republic: Challenges and Recommendations, among others. He has also co-authored multiple publications such as Mediating the Dagbon Chieftaincy Conflict: The Eminent Chief Approach and Ghana’s Transition Act and the 2013 Transition.
As part of his contribution to academia and society as a whole, Dr. Owusu-Mensah, has provided extensive services and presentations at conferences from 2012 to date.
He currently serves as a member of two (2) national boards and one (1) council, namely the ELEF Scholarship Scheme, Ghana Education Trust Fund(Getfund) and the Koforidua Technical University Council.
Owusu Mensah’s forte is Politics and development in Ghana and currently teaches Political Research Methodology at the University of Ghana.
His current research is Election and Democratic Development in Ghana.
While it is unknown to many people, Dr Owusu Mensah serves on the NPP’s seven member sub-committee for international affairs.
The committee was sworn in by the NPP national campaign manager Mr. Mac Manu in Accra, NPP campaign Headquarters just before the election and before the UG Political Science department survey.