Invitation to Opening Ceremony of PedaL and Master of Research and Public Policy (MRPP) collaborative training in Ghana

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 - 08:30
ISSER Conference Facility


Members of the University community are hereby invited to the opening ceremony of the first ever PedaL and Master of Research and Public Policy (MRPP) collaborative training in Ghana.

The PedaL training programme was developed in a participatory process in June 2018. The design team included university academics, policy actors, prospective employers and resource persons from the region and beyond. The programme was piloted in July 2018 and to date 650 faculty from 30 universities have been trained. Participants share a vision of transforming teaching and learning practices to enhance the quality of academic programmes and student learning outcomes in African universities.

The opening ceremony for the 9-day workshop will be held on 31st July 2019 at the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER) Conference Facility, University of Ghana at 8:30 am. This will be followed by a first day of training at the same venue. The remaining 8 days of training will be held at the Swiss Spirit Hotel & Suites Alisa, Accra, Ghana from Thursday August 1, to Thursday August 8, 2019.

The training will aim at enhancing the competencies of about 100 teaching staff to integrate pedagogical innovations in a cross section of university programmes. PASGR working closely with the University of Ghana and other partners including: Ibadan, Uganda Martyrs, Dar es Salaam, Egerton; Institute of Development Studies (University of Sussex, UK); and, ARUA (Africa Research Universities Alliance) has constituted a diverse team to deliver an exceptional learning experience.

The PedaL partnership is delighted to move the training to Ghana working closely with the University of Ghana as host. The partnership has also invited the participation of teaching staff from twelve other universities in Ghana. This is a landmark achievement as PedaL seeks to solidify the base for pedagogical innovations in Ghana. Teaching staff from respective universities will join a growing community of practice across the continent to share resources, knowledge, ideas and experiences during as well as after the workshop. PedaL is open to all universities across the continent and the integration process is gaining momentum.


All are cordially invited