Prof. Aryeetey and His Excellency Aydin Nurhan pose for a photograph
The Turkish Ambassador to Ghana, His Excellency Aydin Nurhan has called on the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Ernest Aryeetey. Their discussions centred on ways in which the University of Ghana and tertiary institutions in Turkey could partner for mutual benefit.
His Excellency Nurhan decried the educational situation in Turkey where interest in academic disciplines in the Humanities is declining, in preference to studies students believed were more marketable. He mentioned in particular the low number of students opting to study courses such as Philosophy and Sociology, as against those opting for Business Studies. He noted that his country was currently examining ways of improving their educational system to make the Humanities more attractive to applicants.
Prof. Aryeetey re-echoed the sentiments expressed by Ambassador Nurhan, adding that even among graduate students, the move is gearing towards courses in Business and Law, thus making the situation no different from undergraduate students. The Vice-Chancellor was optimistic that the University would be able to further the discussion in this regard and expressed the University’s willingness to establish links with institutions in Turkey.