Vice-Chancellor receives delegation from AIMS-Ghana

Group picture after the meeting

A delegation from the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS), Ghana, led by its president, Dr. Prince K. Osei, called on the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Ebenezer Oduro Owusu on 19th November 2020. The purpose of the visit was to strengthen the partnership between the two institutions.

The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Oduro Owusu, commended AIMS Ghana. He pledged the University’s continued partnership and commended their mutual efforts leading to the development of a new MoU to be signed in due course. He urged AIMS Ghana to take interest in students who detest mathematics to help cure the fear of mathematics, especially among the youth.

Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Oduro Owusu

Dr. Prince K. Osei indicated that the Institute partners with the University of Ghana, the University of Cape Coast, and the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology to train bright young Africans in mathematical sciences. He disclosed that AIMS Ghana has so far trained 324 MSc students, has graduated one PhD student jointly with the University of Ghana, and will be graduating 7 more PhD students within the next two to three years. He also indicated that AIMS Ghana currently offers a Master of Science in Mathematical Sciences and an African Masters in Machine Intelligence (AMMI).

The Delegation from AIMS Ghana

Dr. Osei introduced the new CEO of AIMS Global Network, Madam Lydie Hakizimana and indicated that the German Government has decided to renew funding of the Institute; hence the need to strengthen partnership with stakeholders. He lauded the immense support received from the Ministry of Education towards the launch of the MSc in Mathematical Sciences for Teachers and disclosed that the programme was to build the capacity of pre-tertiary teachers in Ghana who are develop in their students the ability to visualize and apply mathematical concepts in solving problems. He further disclosed that AIMS Ghana has begun a ‘Girls in Mathematical Sciences’ programme, which targets intelligent female students in the Senior High Schools in Ghana.

Present at the meeting were Prof. Tano Debrah, Dean School of Graduate Studies; Prof. Sandow Mark Yidana, Dean, School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences; Dr. Benoit Florent Sehba, Head, Department of Mathematics and Ms. Eccles A. Andoh, Acting Director, Public Affairs. Mad. Adelaide Asante, Chief Operating Officer of AIMS Ghana, was also present.


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