Tsiri Agbenyega Attended Prempeh College in Kumasi for his O’ level and Mfantsipim School at Cape Coast, for his sixth form Education.
He trained at the School of Medical Sciences (SMS), Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology where he received a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB) in 1982. After working for five years at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, he did his graduate training in physiology at the University of Manchester (UK), from where he received a PhD in 1991.
He is currently a Professor in the Department of Physiology (SMS) and a Principal Medical Officer at the Department of Child Health, Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH). He served as Dean of the School of Medical School from April 2002 to September 2008.
He started his research career in muscle physiology but had to change his research focus when he developed a keen interest in the patho-physiology of malaria. He has since 1993, been involved in malaria research and currently heads the malaria research unit in the Department of Child Health at KATH.
He has collaborated with local and foreign partners in studies funded by NIH, Welcome Trust, World Health Organization and the Gates Foundation. He is currently a PI on the PATH-Malaria Vaccine Initiative/GlaxoSmithKline funded Phase III clinical trial of the candidate malaria vaccine, RTS,S, at the Agogo Presbyterian Hospital, Ghana.
On the 1st of October, 2010, Professor William Otoo Ellis was appointed as Vice Chancellor for a four year term to steer the affairs of this great institution by the Council of this University. He was inducted into office on the 2nd of October, 2010 and swore the oath of service and was formally outdoored to the University Community and to the rest of the general public.