Prof. Gyapong Receives Delegation From UPEI

The Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research, Innovation and Development, Prof John Gyapong has received two officials from the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI), Canada. The visit is in line with the desire of the President of UPEI to enhance international relations with other universities as well as increase the number of international students attending UPEI.

Prof. John Gyapong welcomed the delegation to the University and noted that the University of Ghana is undergoing some new developments especially as the new collegiate system will be implemented in the coming academic year. He added that some academic programmes have also been restructured to meet international standards.

Dr. Barbara Campbell, Director of International Relations, UPEI

The Director of International Relations, Dr. Barbara Campbell gave a brief history of the UPEI. She said the visit was to identify possible areas of collaboration with the University of Ghana, especially for graduate programmes and research. She mentioned in particular, areas such as Aquaculture and Fisheries, Agriculture, Environmental Science and Climate Change.

Mr. Digafie Debalke- Programme Officer, International Relations Office, UPEI

The Programme Officer with the International Relations Office of UPEI, Mr. Digafie Debalke noted that though their University has a small population of about 6,000, plans are being put in place to expand collaboration with universities all over the world. He said the University of Ghana came up as one of prominent Universities in Africa during their research on possible partner institutions in Africa. He noted that they would also be visiting the University of Cape Town for similar discussions.

Gifts were exchanged after both Prof. Gyapong and Dr. Campbell signed a non-committal agreement, as a symbol of the desire of both institutions to collaborate.

Present at the meeting were the Dean of International Programmes, Professor Naa Ayikailey Adamafio, Registrar, Mrs. Mercy Haizel-Ashia, Acting Provost of the College of Education, Professor Cephas Omenyo, Director of Research Professor Andrew Adjei and some staff of ORID and the International Programmes Office.