CAS KOREA CORNER OPENS
On the 30th of May, 2019, a short ceremony was held at the Kofi Drah conference room, Department of Political Science, University of Ghana, to inaugurate the Korea corner. The event was well attended by the general public, students, officials of the Korean embassy in Ghana and senior members of the University of Ghana.
Present among the dignitaries at the event was the Vice chancellor Prof. Ebenezer O. Owusu, the Pro-vice chancellor Prof. Samuel Kwame Offei, H.E Kim Sungsoo, Mr. Dongik Jeong among several others.
Speaking at the signing of the memorandum of understanding and sod cutting of the Korea corner, the director of the Centre for Asian Studies Dr. Lloyd G. Adu Amoah said that “The value of this event lies in adding to the process of institutional building that will guarantee ideational, intellectual and cultural exchanges between two of the most ancient continents in which our Ancestors contributed significantly to world civilization. This process is part of the onerous task and mandate the great University of Ghana has placed upon the Centre for Asian Studies.Asia has become the economic power centre of the world once again. This time in modern times; in our time. And Korea’s own phenomenal transformation from grinding poverty, colonization and war is part of this story.”
Dr. Amoah emphasized that the opening of the Korea corner marks a crucial milestone in Asian studies in Ghana and Africa. He also thanked the Korean embassy for supporting the Corner with over five hundred books, DVDs, television sets, DVD players, magazines, journals among others.
The Korean ambassador to Ghana H.E Kim Sungsoo expressed his profound gratitude to the Vice chancellor and all his colleagues and professors whose engagement and cooperation resulted in the opening of the Korea corner on the campus of the university of Ghana. He said that the establishment of the Korea corner was the first of its kind in Ghana and West Africa.
“I am very proud and happy to sign this memorandum of understanding for the establishment of the Korea corner in the University of Ghana. “The Korea corner would contain literature on the Korean economy, politics and culture and it will help students of the University of Ghana who have strong interest about Korea learn comprehensively about Korean, politics and culture,” he told the gathering.
On his part Pro-vice Chancellor(Academic and Student Affairs) of the University of Ghana, Professor Samuel Kwame Offei said that he was looking forward to deeper and close ties between Korean universities and the University of Ghana in research collaborations and student and faculty exchanges in ways that will engender strong partnership for the mutual benefit of both countries.
Following the signing of the MoU and sod cutting the Korean Corner which is situated in part of the Department of Political Library.