UG Signs MOU with Gulf Medical University College

Prof. Aryeetey and Prof. Raj exchanging the MoU


The University of Ghana School of Medicine and Dentistry has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Gulf Medical University College in the United Arab Emirates to commence a training programme between the two schools.


Prof Ernest Aryeetey, Vice Chancellor of the University of Ghana said, the collaboration will help the university expand its medical programme significantly and create more opportunities for the students. He added that the collaboration will produce more professionals and world class students in the field of medicine and dentistry.


Dr. Gita Ashok Raj, Provost, Gulf Medical University said, the application for the medical programmes at the Gulf University increased rapidly each year and the university could offer very limited admissions. She explained that Gulf University Gulf University, established in 1998 offers programmes in medicine and allied health sciences and has decided to expand through creating training programmes with other universities. She added that the vision of the Gulf Medical University is to be a leading contributor to the continuous improvement of the health care delivery system and beyond through the pursuit of excellence in medical education, biomedical research and health care services. Dr. Raj expressed her excitement with the partnership and hoped the bond between the two institutions will be strengthened over the years.



Dr. Mustapha Ahmed, Member of Parliament for Ayawaso North and Minister of State Responsible for Development Authorities in the Office of the President in a goodwill speech said that, the partnership between the two Universities sets the tone for other medical institutions in the country to learn from and emulate. He also said the partnership will help expand and increase the opportunity for medical training in the Country. Dr. Ahmed gave assurance that the government will fully support the training programme.


Prof. Jennifer Welbeck, Dean, School of Medicine and Dentistry gave a brief overview of the partnership between the two schools.

Also in attendance were Prof Yaw Tettey, Provost, College of Health Sciences, Daniel Hormeku, Assistant Registrar at the International Programmes Office, Michael Opare Atua, School Administrator, School of Medicine and Dentistry, Dr. Newman-Nartey, Vice Dean, School of Medicine and Dentistry, Ms. Akyaa Afreh Arhin, Legal Counsel, Mrs. Ama Kwaa, College Secretary, College of Health Sciences and a team from Gulf University College.

Group photograph