The Indian High Commissioner to Ghana, His Excellency Sugandh Rajaram, recently paid a courtesy call on the management of the University of Education, Winneba (UEW).
Mr Rajaram was at the university to introduce himself to the management as the new High Commissioner to Ghana and to explore educational opportunities for cooperation, as well as to strengthen and widen partnership with India.
“I thought this was an opportune time to at least introduce myself to you and then see if there are opportunities for cooperation because your institution is a very eminent national institution for teacher education which is a very important area for nation-building. This, we prioritise in India and so, there are several areas we could explore as areas of cooperation. I am looking forward to strengthening our partnership and widening interactions in the future,” Mr Rajaram said.
He said he looks forward to a brighter future of university-university cooperation between UEW and Indian universities where there could be long-term memorandum of understanding (MoU) focused on academic exchanges, joint studies, and collaborative research that would inure to the mutual benefit of both countries.
Mr Rajaram indicated that though the process could take some time, he was determined to facilitate it.
The Vice-Chancellor of UEW, Rev. Fr. Prof. Anthony Afful-Broni, expressed delight for the visit and commended the Indian government for its relations with Ghana.
He said the UEW is the fastest-growing and most populated university among the very top ranked in the country offering cutting-edge education programmes.
Rev. Fr. Prof. Afful-Broni expressed interest in having some of the staff of UEW who might want to further their studies, particularly in information and communication technology (ICT), train in India because India has a worldwide reputation for advancement in ICT. He was upbeat about receiving nationals from India to be trained as teachers as well as share knowledge in education research with universities in India.
The acting Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Andy Ofori-Birikorang, added that UEW has “moved online, using the Learning Management System. We are training all personnel and all students to also transition online.”