Mr. Alfred Teddy Konu was educated at Achimota School and the University of Ghana where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1970. He further obtained a Postgraduate Certificate in University Administration at the University of Ife in 1974 and a Master of Arts in Education at the University of California, Berkeley in 1977. He was also awarded a Certificate in Management at the Harvard University in 1998. He is a Scholar of the African American Institute (1976-1977) and was awarded a Doctor of Laws (LLD) Honoris Causa by the University of Ghana in 2013.
He started work as a staff writer with the Graphic Corporation, moved briefly to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and then from 1970-2009 worked as a University Administrator rising to become Registrar and Secretary to the University Council in 1999 till he retired in 2009. As a University Administrator, he served as an Assistant Registrar, the Registrar in charge of Admissions, the Secretary to the Committee of Vice Chancellors, as Senior Assistant Registrar and overseas representative of the Universities of Ghana London Office and Deputy Registrar in charge of academic affairs prior to becoming Registrar.
Other assignments he has undertaken have included serving as member of the planning committee for the Presbyterian University College. He served as a member of the VRA board from 2004 to 2008 and was the chairman of the appointments and compensation committee. He was also a member of the governing council of Winconsin International University College (2000-2009).
He was a foundation member of the Publication Board for the New Legon Observer. He has served on a number of interview and assessment panels and has also participated in various conferences and workshops on higher education issues.
He is married with four children and lives in Accra, Ghana.