UG and University of the Gambia Explore Collaboration

A delegation from the University of the Gambia has recently visited the University of Ghana. The purpose of the visit was to learn about the operations of some academic units in the university as well as ways of building stronger sports infrastructure and strengthening the skills of administrative staff.

As part of the visit, the delegation paid a courtesy call on Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Nana Aba Appiah Amfo.

Prof. Herbert Robinson, Vice-Chancellor, University of the Gambia, on behalf of the delegation expressed appreciation to the University for the warm reception. He underscored the need for African Universities to learn from each other, especially as they share similar social contexts and challenges unique to the African continent.

Prof. Nana Aba Appiah Amfo in her remarks welcomed the delegation and lauded the efforts of the Pan-African Doctoral Academy (PADA) in working closely with the University of the Gambia. Prof. Amfo was hopeful that collaboration between both institutions would create diverse opportunities for progress.

Prof. Eric Osei-Assibey, Dean, International Programmes Office, expressed delight at opportunity to collaborate with the University of the Gambia. He disclosed that a Memorandum of (MoU) was being designed to formalize the relationship between the two institutions. Prof. Osei-Assibey noted that the collaboration was in line with the University’s internationalization strategy, which seeks to forge relationships with institutions in the sub-region and the global south.

The Registrar, Mrs. Emelia Agyei Mensah, on her part, underscored the importance of leveraging on each other’s strengths for mutual benefit. She also presented a brief structure of the Central Administration of the University of Ghana.

Dr. Jemima Asabea Anderson, Director for PADA, noted that the mandate of PADA was to ensure that Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) training in the sub-region and the continent are strengthened. She added that it was necessary for the two institutions to identify other avenues of expanding and supporting PhD training.

The Gambian delegation also visited the Korle-Bu Campus, the Careers and Counselling Centre and the Centre for Gender Studies and Advocacy to interact with the leadership and staff of these Units.

The delegation from University of the Gambia included Dr. Momodou Lamin Tarro, Registrar; Mr. Mbakeh Camara, Director of University Relations; Mr. Alpha MK Lowe, Personal Assistant of the Vice Chancellor and Mr. Alhaji Bah, Financial Controller, Nation Unit.

Officials from UG at the courtesy call with the Vice-Chancellor were Mrs. Elizier T. Ameyaw-Buronyah, Director, Public Affairs Directorate; Mrs. Mavis Osafo Adu, Assistant Registrar, Public Affairs Directorate; and Dr. Collins Badu Agyemang, Doctoral School Coordinator.