UK Prime Minister Theresa May appoints UK born Ghanaian, Sam Gyimah as The Universities and Science Minister for England. This happened during a reshuffle in Theresa May’s government. Sam is married to Dr Nicky Black and they have a son, Ethan.
He was born in Buckinghamshire in England to Ghanaian parents. He came to Ghana after a divorce hit his family and the super mum returned to Ghana to live here. Although Sam lived here, he always wanted to return back to London. As such after his decade years in Ghana, where he attended Achimota School he sat for GCSEs like many do. He then went on to Oxford University (Somerville College ), where he read Politics, Philosophy and Economics. During his time at the university, he was elected President of the Oxford Union.
He has served under David Cameron. He was named as the most influential right-hand.PPS to David Cameron. Samuel Gyimah was appointed as the Prime Minister’s Parliamentary Private Secretary. Black and state educated, he doesn’t fit with the usual stereotype of Cameron’s inner circle. By virtue of his appointment, the Prime Minister clearly sees potential in Gyimah.
Prime Minister Theresa May Appoints Samuel Gyimah UK born Ghanaian
According to the Guardian
, Sam Gyimah inherits a sector that has been lambasted in the media in recent months over vice-chancellors’ pay, no-platforming, and grade inflation. In an apparent change of character, Johnson spent the last months of his role adding fuel to these many bonfires, culminating in the spectacularly misjudged (and short-lived) appointment of Toby Young to the board of the Office for Students. This office will not be a walk in the park, hence we wish him all the best and many good returns to the black community.