Dr. M. A. Tagoe, Senior Lecturer, (Legon)

Michael Tagoe graduated from University of Ghana with a BA Honours in Sociology in 1985.

He did his National Service with the Institute of Adult Education from 1985 to 1987, and was appointed a Senior Organiser at the Accra Worker’s College. In 1990, he pursued a Master of Education (M.Ed.) programme in Adult Education at the University of Manchester and later, a Master of Philosophy (M.Phil) programme at the Institute of Adult Education.

In 1995, he enrolled on a PhD programme at University of Reading in Rural Development and Extension and completed in 2000. He is a Senior Resident Tutor at the Institute of Continuing and Distance Education (ICDE), University of Ghana, Legon. He teaches Research Methods at the Diploma and Master’s levels and also Programme Planning and Evaluation at the Master’s level.

He is a Part-time lecturer at the Department of Information Studies where he teaches Research methods at the Undergraduate level. Michael Tagoe has consulted for Action Aid Ghana, the International Organization for Migration, National Commission for Civic Education and the Ghana Information Network for Knowledge Sharing (GINKS) Project.

He has organized several Adult Education programs at the Accra Workers’ College where he was the Resident Tutor in charge of formal and non-formal Adult Education programmes.

He is the Chairman of the Board of Directors for PAMOJA (Network of Reflect Practitioners in Ghana). He is a member of a team of Lecturers who developed the HIV Counselling and Care-giving and HIV Stigma Reduction through Education Modules.



  • Tagoe, M. A. (2012). Incorporating cultural action models in university-based adult education: The ghanaian experience. International Journal of Lifelong Education, 31(5), 591-605.
  • Tagoe, M. A. (2012). Sixty years of university-based education in ghana: Challenges and prospects of making transition into a lifelong learning institution. International Journal of Lifelong Education, 31(2), 135-156.
  • Tagoe, M. (2011). Followership or followersheep? searching for transformational leaders for accelerated national development in ghana. Journal of Asian and African Studies, 46(1), 87-103.
  • Tagoe, M. (2011). Lifelong learning and the attainment of the education-related millennium development goals 2 and 3 in ghana. is there a critical nexus? International Journal of Lifelong Education, 30(1), 19-35.
  • Tagoe, M., & Aggor, R. A. (2009). Knowledge, behaviour, perceptions and attitudes of university of ghana students towards HIV/AIDS: What does behavioural surveillance survey tell us. Journal of Health and Human Services Administration, 32(1), 51-84.
  • Tagoe, M. (2008). Challenging the orthodoxy of literacy: Realities of moving from personal to community empowerment through reflect in ghana. International Journal of Lifelong Education, 27(6), 707-728.