School of Languages Conference and Colloquium for Media Houses

Starting October 19, 2017 - Ending October 19, 2018 Expired

The School of Languages, University of Ghana, in association with the University’s Language Centre is organizing its biennial international conference from 24th to 26thOctober, 2017 at the University of Ghana. The theme for the Conference is “Proverbs across Cultures: Perspectives from Language, Linguistics and Literature”.

The keynote speaker is Professor Dominica Dipio, Department of Literature, Makerere University, Uganda.

The University community, communication professionals and the General Public are invited to the opening ceremony at 9am on Tuesday, 24th October, 2017 and the Colloquium at 5pm on Wednesday, 25th October, 2017.

The opening ceremony will also be the occasion for the launch of the School of Languages Cloth.

The theme for the colloquium is: “Sanitizing public discourse in contemporary societies: The role of proverbs”.  The colloquium will feature panelists from diverse backgrounds including:


o          Prof. Gbemisola Adeoti (Obafemi Awolowo University , Ile Ife, Nigeria)

o          Rev. Dr. Joyce Rosalind Aryee, (CEO, Salt and Light Ministry)

o          Prof. Kofi Agyekum, (Dean, School of Performing Arts, UG)

o          Prof. Ransford Edward Van Gyampo, (Director, Centre for European Studies, UG)

o          Ms. Afia Pokuaa, News Editor, (Adom FM)


The Moderator for the colloquium is Mr. Bernard Avle of Citi Breakfast Show.


The audience will also have an opportunity to contribute in the general discussion that will follow. It is hoped that the discussions of the conference as well as the colloquium will provide inputs for appropriate public discourse within various sectors.


The venue for both the opening ceremony and the colloquium is the Great Hall of the University of Ghana.


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