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GHANA UNIVERSITIES EDUCATION FAIR

SATURDAY, 13TH AUGUST 2011

THEME: EDUCATION FOR THE 21STCENTURY – THE GHANAIAN EXPERIENCE

The Vice Chancellors of our Public Universities in Ghana

  • Prof Jane Naana Opoku-Agyeman, University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast
  • Prof Daniel Mireku-Gyimah, University of Mines and Technology, Tarkwa
  • Prof Kwesi Asabre-Ameyaw, University of Education, Winneba
  • Prof Earnest Aryeetey, University of Ghana, Legon
  • Prof William Otoo Ellis, Kwame Nkrumah Univ of Science & Tech, Kumasi
  • Prof Haruna Yakubu, University for Development Studies, Tamale
  • And their Registrars

 Cordially invite all Ghanaians and non-Ghanaians to the

Ghana Universities Education Fair as follows:

 Date:    Saturday, 13th August 2011

Time:    2:00pm – 8:00pm

Venue: Highbury Grove School

8 Highbury Grove, London N5 2EQ

Nearest Underground Station: Highbury & Islington (Victoria Line)

Buses: 4; 19; 30; 236; 393( alight at Highbury Grove Bus Stop)

277(alight at St Paul’s Road, Highbury Grove Bus Stop)

Keynote Address by: Ghana High Commissioner to the UK/IRE, Prof. Kweku Danso Boafo

All those who have interest in attending any of the Universities in Ghana, especially:

  • Parents/Guardians and their Children/Wards as well as independent young adults
  • Foreign students interested in attending a university in Ghana for undergraduate electives, masters programme or as occasional students to experience the culture of the country
  • Prospective students interested in attending medical schools in Ghana.
  • Professors, lecturers and researchers interested in teaching for short/long term periods or for permanent positions
  • All persons having any business/project proposals for the universities
  • All Ghanaian Associations in UK/Ireland and
  • All alumni and friends of Ghana are encouraged to attend

 There are opportunities for late admissions and scholarships are available.

 Come and experience knowledge building and innovation in Ghanaian universities

Refreshments will be served.  All are welcome to this important event.

Contact Details:

Email: ugoouk@aol.com

Tel:   0207278 7413; +44 (0) 207 278 7413

Professor Akwasi Asabere-Ameyaw, Vice Chancellor of the University of Education, Winneba was elected Chairman of the Vice Chancellors Ghana at a meeting of VGC at Prampram in Greater Accra Region. 
He assumed the chairmanship from Professor Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang Vice Chancellor of the University of Cape Coast for a one year period. The Chairmanship of VGC is on an annual rotation basis among the Vice Chancellors of Ghana’s six public-funded universities.

University of Ghana Diaspora Linkage Programme (UG-DLP)

The University of Ghana is establishing a pilot Diaspora Linkage Programme (UG-DLP) under its Next Generation of African Academics project funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York.

UG has embarked on an intensive development of its younger faculty who do not hold PhD or other terminal degree; and expansion of its post-graduate programme from the current 6% of total student population to 20% in the next five years.  The drive to increase post-graduate student recruitment, however, is constrained by the limited number of senior faculty to teach graduate programmes and supervise thesis research.  The UG-DLP, therefore, seeks to promote partnerships with Ghanaian professors in the Diaspora that will enable UG to draw on the expertise of academics in partner universities abroad to enhance its faculty strength for post-graduate teaching, supervision and thesis examination.  It is expected that such partnerships will lead also to collaborative research that will enhance research productivity.

The pilot University of Ghana-Diaspora Linkages Programme will establish links with existing Ghana Diaspora Networks and individual Ghanaian professors working in universities abroad.  Our expectation is that the Ghanaian professors in the Diaspora will obtain the endorsement from their universities to use their leave/sabbatical periods to support UG.  Selected professors must be available to spend a minimum of one month, but ideally one to two semesters at UG, and must be willing to teach graduate courses, supervise MPhil/ Ph.D. students, examine student theses and engage in research, ideally in collaboration with UG faculty. Our expectation is that this arrangement will provide additional faculty time input to enhance teaching and research at UG and support the development of new post-graduate programmes.

With the funds provided by Carnegie, UG will cover air ticket of selected professors and provide a small daily allowance of cover costs in Ghana. UG will also endeavor to provide accommodation on campus where necessary.

If you are a Ghanaian academic working in a University abroad and are interested in the-DLP.

Please send an e-mail stating your interest, and attach:

i) our responses to the information requested below; and ii) an abbreviated CV (no more than 3 pages).

  1. Name:
  2. Contact Address:
  3. Current University Employer:
  4. Current Position:
  5. Subject Area of Specialization:
  6. Current area of research interest/ongoing research:
  7. Number of years of university teaching experience:
  8. Number of i) MPhil ii) PhD candidates supervised since 2005:
  9. List up to ten relevant publications produced in the last five years (include only books and refereed journal articles.)

Prof. Domwini Dabire Kuupole, until October 1, 2012 the Pro Vice Chancellor of the University of Cape Coast, has been inducted into office as the Ninth Vice Chancellor of the University. He succeeded Prof. Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang at a colourful ceremony performed by the Chancellor of the University, Sir Dr. Sam Jonah and witnessed by the Chairman of the Governing Council, His Lordship, Justice A.K.B Ampiah (Rtd).

The venue for the induction ceremony, the Examinations Centre adjacent to the School of Medical Sciences, was packed to capacity with members of the University Community, friends and relations from across the country especially Nandom. His mother managed to be there leading the cultural troupe to exhibit the traditional dances of the people of Nandom.

An interesting revelation about the new Vice-Chancellor was that he was Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Arts where Prof. Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang was the Dean. Then again Prof. Kuupole was the Pro-Vice-Chancellor to Prof. Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang who was the substantive Vice-Chancellor. Was that divinely ordained? The answers are to be provided by the heavenly realm.

Prof. Kuupole comes to the scene with immense capital. He has been the Hall Master of the Casely-Hayford Hall, the Head of the department of French, the Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Arts, the National Secretary of the UCC Alumni Association and the National President of the Alumni Association, a position he held even to the date of his induction.

He has been on several committees of the University including the Finance Committee, the Executive Committee and the Development Committee among others.

He is not a novice to the international scene having travelled to countries such as Spain, the USA, France, India, Liberia, South Africa, Kenya, and Nigeria among others.

With these achievements, the Chancellor in his induction speech asked the new Vice Chancellor to move the University forward. The Chancellor said the choice of Prof. Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang as Vice Chancellor to succeed Prof. Emmanuel Adow-Obeng was not a mistake. The University has seen tremendous growth.

That is why Prof. Opoku-Agyemang in her “thank You” speech said the University was already in flight and should be cruising like the eagle.

Prof Kuupole said he was thankful to all previous executive heads of the University whose efforts had laid a solid foundation on which he was going to build on. He was more pleased that he had a cooperative university community to tap their support and commitment.

Also inducted into office was a new Registrar, Mr. John Kofi Nyan, a man who joined the University as a Clerk Grade I in 1983. He developed himself and rose through the ranks to become a Senior Administrative Assistant, Junior Assistant Registrar, Assistant Registrar (Faculty officer, Senior Assistant Registrar, Deputy Registrar (2008) and now Registrar. This means every ladder of the administrative grades saw Mr. Nyan performing his role. This makes him rich in experience for the job.

Mr Nyan replaces Dr. Isaac Ohene as head of the Registry. Interestingly enough, Prof. Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang came in with Dr. Ohene the same day four years ago when Prof Adow-Obeng and the then Registrar, Mr. Kofi Ohene were leaving together.

By Peter Kaba

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