University of Ghana- Carnegie Scholars Network holds Mentorship Workshop

A group Photograph of Mentors and Mentees

The University of Ghana-Carnegie Scholars Network (UG-CSN) held its second mentorship workshop on August 14, 2019 at the Centre for Africa Wetlands, University of Ghana.

UG-CSN is a group of early career faculty who were beneficiaries of the Carnegie Next Generation of Academics in Africa (NGAA) Project and came together with the goal of providing peer support, interdisciplinary research and mentorship to colleagues and current Doctoral Students. The workshop was dubbed “Mentorship: A Tool for Enhancing Academic Research and Progression“.

Professor Yaa Ntiamoa-Baidu, Director for the UG-Building a New Generation of Academics in Africa (BaNGA-Africa) Project, chaired the occasion while the Dean of School of Languages, Prof Nana Aba Appiah Amfo was the keynote speaker.

Prof Nana Aba Appiah Amfo giving the keynote address

The organizers of the programme in their bid to promote quality research and social capital to all Doctoral Students, assembled twenty mentors to engage all 140 registered mentees. Twenty beneficiaries of the BaNGA-Africa Project research grant beneficiaries presented papers, highlighting their key findings and implications for national development.  

The Ag. Dean of University of Ghana Business School, Professor Justice Bawole, who represented the Chairperson, urged all mentees to be humble and assertive in harnessing the benefits effective mentorship bring.

Professor Justice Bawole

Professor Joseph Osafo, the Head of Department for Psychology, in his good will message, admonished all mentees to refrain from abusing the privileges of mentorship.

Professor Joseph Osafo, Head - Department of Psychology

The mentees expressed appreciation to the University of Ghana Management and Carnegie Corporation of New York for their generous support and promised to remember the catch statement highlighted by the keynote speaker- “Mentorship is mentee-driven”.




Mentoring Session