The Vice Chancellor

Rev. Prof John Frank Eshun

Rev. Prof. John Frank Eshun is an Associate Professor in Environmental Engineering at the Department of Interior Design Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering of Takoradi Technical University.

Rev. Prof. Eshun was born on 28th June, 1968, to the late Robert Eshun from Dixcove and Madam Grace Anform from New Amanful, Takoradi, both in the Western Region of Ghana.  Prof. Eshun had his basic education at Prestea Goldfields International School in the Western Region. He furthered his education at Ghana Secondary Technical School (GSTS) Takoradi where he obtained his GCE ‘O’ Level and GCE ‘A’ Level certificates.

He obtained his Bachelor of Science (BSc) Degree in Physics and Master of Science Degree in Wood Technology and Industrial Management both from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi in 1993 and 1998 respectively. With determination and focus, he obtained his Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Environmental Engineering at Wageningen University & Research, Environmental System Analysis Group in the Netherlands in 2012.

Prof. Eshun started his working career at BMK Particle Board Ltd as the Production Assistant Manager before joining the Takoradi Polytechnic as a Lecturer in 1999. Rev. Prof. Eshun has risen through the ranks of the Takoradi Technical University. He was the Head of Department of Furniture Design and Technology now Interior Design Engineering, and Building/Civil Engineering in the year 2003 and 2004 respectively.

By dint of hard work, he became the Dean of the School of Engineering from 2004 to 2008 and Vice Rector from 2009 to 2013. Until his appointment as the Rector of Takoradi Polytechnic, Rev. Prof. Eshun was the Dean of Degree Programmes.

Rev. Prof. John Frank Eshun has made enormous contributions to curriculum development for Polytechnic education in Ghana and has a number of research papers to his credit. He has presented several international conference papers and has had many refereed papers published in international journals to his credit. 

He is a member of internationally recognized professional bodies such as Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC), Europe and International Forest Association, United Kingdom.

Rev. Professor John Frank Eshun provides consultancy service for International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) on Life Cycle Assessment for Environmental Product Declaration of Tropical African Mahogany lumber (Khaya) produced in Ghana.

Religiously, Rev. Prof. John Frank Eshun is a Lay Reverend Minister at the Lighthouse Chapel International, Takoradi - Anaji Branch and he is married to Mrs. Josephine Baaba Eshun.  Prof. and Mrs. Eshun are blessed with four children; Pearl, Peggy, Caleb and Rosemond.


From 1996 to 1998 he had his MSc programme in Wood Technology and Industrial Management at KNUST. Immediately after his MSc education he gained employment at BMK Particle Board Ltd Takoradi as Production Assistance. In 1999 he took full time job as a lecturer in the Building Technology department at Takoradi Polytechnic.

From 2002 to 2003 he went to Japan on JICA scholarship to read certificate in Wood Engineering. Rev. Prof. John Frank Eshun was ordained as a reverend Minister in 2011 at the Lighthouse chapel International Church From 2007 to 2012 he completed his PhD in Environmental Engineering at the Environmental Systems Analysis Department of Wageningen University, The Netherlands.

 Rev.Prof. John Frank Eshun is highly committed, motivated and ambitious person, keen to use acquired knowledge and skills to take responsibility in making productive contribution to organizational growth and personal development. He is capable of working professionally and also able to cope with working under pressure to meet deadlines, full of drive, trustworthy and has excellent management skills.

 Rev. Prof. John Frank Eshun assumed the position of the Vice Rector of Takoradi Polytechnic in 2009. From 2004 to 2008 he was then the Dean of School of Engineering and also doubled as the Head of Department of Building Technology Takoradi Polytechnic. Through hard work and devotion to duty Rev. Dr. Eshun was promoted to the position of Senior Lecturer in 2008.

 Rev. Prof. John Frank Eshun has served and chaired a number of Committees, Boards, Projects and Councils of Takoradi Polytechnic. He is a member of Society of Environmental Toxicology (SETAC) Europe and has published a number of scientific papers in a number of peered reviewed international journals