Chinese Ambassador Pays Courtesy Call On Vice Chancellor

Prof. Ernest Aryeetey in a handshake with Madam Sun Baoyong

A three member Chinese delegation led by the new Chinese Ambassador to Ghana, Madam Sun Baoyong has paid a courtesy call on the Vice Chancellor, Professor Ernest Aryeetey in his office.

The visit was to discuss the allocation of land for the construction of an Exchange Centre by the Chinese government as well as to explore ways of deepening relations between the University, Ghana and the Chinese government.

Welcoming the delegation, the Vice Chancellor expressed the hope the good relations he had with Madam Baoyong’s predecessor would continue. He said the University is intensifying research and graduate work to remain relevant in a world that is constantly changing. To this end, Prof. Aryeetey presented a copy of the University’s recently launched Research Report to the team to acquaint the team with some of the research currently being undertaken in the University.

Prof. Aryeetey also reiterated the University’s belief in Internationalization through exchange programmes as a platform for both faculty and students from Ghana and China to learn from each other.

 On her part, Ambassador Sun Baoyong was full of admiration for the achievements of the University in glorifying the image of Ghana internationally. She said she had encountered many high ranking Ghanaians through her diplomatic work, a testimony of diligence and hard work, and urged Ghanaians to be confident in the country’s civilization.

Ambassador Baoyong announced the upcoming anniversary celebrations of the Confucius Institute inaugurated last year. She disclosed that the celebrations would include a competition in which finalists would receive part scholarships to study in China.  She used the occasion to introduce Dr. Meillian Mei, Director of the Confucius Institute, to the Vice Chancellor.  

The two later exchanged gifts and official publications.


The delegation in the VC’s Office

Present at the meeting were Dr. Josephine Dzahene- Quarshie, Head, Department of Modern Languages, Dr. C.K.M. Badasu, Acting Dean of Arts and Mr. Yu Jie, Head of the Political Section of the Chinese Embassy.