Zambian Researchers Pay Working Visit to UG

A team of researchers from Zambia, accompanied by officials of the Zambian Embassy in Ghana, has paid a visit to the University of Ghana. The team paid a courtesy call on the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Nana Aba Appiah Amfo. 

The Researchers were in the University as part of a study of the Ghanaian Public University system, to gather information for a larger study of African universities instituted by the Zambia Ministry of Education and the University of Zambia. 

Speaking on behalf of the delegation, Mr. Joel Kamoko, Permanent Secretary in charge of Technology, Zambia Ministry of Education, expressed appreciation to the Vice-Chancellor for the warm reception. He stated that the University of Ghana was chosen as a benchmark among other universities since it was one of the largest universities in the sub-region. 

He clarified that the study’s interest was on financing public universities, internal structures of public universities and other related issues. He noted that the information will be used to guide the implementation of educational reforms in Zambia. 

Prof. Nana Aba Appiah Amfo indicated that one of the challenges facing Africa was the lack of uptake of research results. She explained that though a lot of work and resources go into conducting research, in most cases, nothing is done after the findings and recommendations are documented. She complimented the Ministry of Education in Zambia for taking up the initiative and hoped that after the research work is completed, the findings would be implemented.  

Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Nana Aba Appiah Amfo

The Zambia delegation included Gift Masaih, Researcher; Dr. Pamela C. Banda, Researcher, Ministry of Education; Helen Z. Masongo, CDA Zambia High Commission and Col. Derek Nwendasyo, First Secretary Zambia High Commission. 

Present at the meeting from the University of Ghana were Mrs. Elizier Taiba Ameyaw-Buronyah, Director, Public Affairs and Ms. Pascaline Songsore, Senior Assistant Registrar, Public Affairs.