Vice-Chancellor, Professor C.N.B. Tagoe and his counterpart at the University of Georgia, Michael F. Adams have signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) for mutual collaboration in programmes in governance and public administration, agriculture, engineering sciences, and other areas.
In welcoming the delegation from the University of Georgia, the Vice-Chancellor said that the University of Ghana was determined to reposition itself in the 21st Century, and was therefore willing to learn from other prestigious institutions like the University of Georgia. Prof. Tagoe was hopeful that the intent would be realized and bring mutual benefit to the two institutions.
In separate remarks, the Provost of the College of Agriculture and Consumer Sciences, Prof. B. K. Ahunu, Prof. Samuel K. Offei, Dean of the School of Agriculture spoke on the different programmes offered at the College, and added that they were desirous to forge closer links with the University of Georgia. These sentiments were re-echoed by Prof. S.K. Sefa-Dedeh, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering Sciences and Dean of the Faculty of Social Studies, Prof. Samuel Agyei-Mensah who both gave brief presentations on their faculties in relation to faculty strength, departments and programmes. Prof. Sefa-Dedeh expressed satisfaction with the enthusiasm of faculty members from the Engineering Sciences, who were young and who were making immense contribution to the growth and development of the Faculty.
In his remarks, Prof. Eric Y. Danquah, Dean of International Programmes noted that as the unit responsible for coordinating and promoting the University of Ghana’s links with international partners, his Office was particularly looking forward to post-graduate partnerships. The Registrar of the University, Mr. Joseph M. Budu also wished that the resulting collaboration and exchange programmes would strengthen faculties and thereby assist to meet the over all mandate of the University of Ghana.
In brief remarks, Michael Adams said he was struck by the similarities in the curricula of the two institutions, and assured that the University of Georgia was looking forward to a long term relationship, rather than a “flash-in-a-pan” type. He noted that the University of Georgia had 85 study-abroad programmes, and was making efforts to enhance international presence on home campuses. He thanked his hosts for the cordial reception and hospitality.
Other members of the delegation from the University of Georgia delegation were Arnett C. Mace, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, Steve Wrigley, Vice President for Government Relations and Director, Carl Vinson Institute of Government, and Jennifer Frum, Deputy Director, Carl Vinson Institute of Government.
A group picture taken after the ceremony