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21.02.2013 General News

French Ambassador pledges more support to UCC

By GNA
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Cape Coast, Feb. 21, GNA - Mr Frederick Clavier, French Ambassador has pledged more support from his home Government to the University of Cape Coast (UCC).

Mr Clavier described UCC as   one of the best universities in Ghana and West Africa at large, explaining that it was for this reason that the French Government has chosen it as one of the best pillars through which to develop its relations in Ghana.

The Ambassador made this known when he and Mr Paulo Pais, a Director at the French Embassy interacted with the authorities of the UCC.

He said the French Embassy previously dealt with only the French Department of the UCC but is now looking forward to support other faculties such as the PhD Mathematics School, the Medical School and the Faculty of Arts.

Mr Clavier said the Embassy is looking forward to develop deeper partnership and contacts and promote research in schools in Ghana and France.

The UCC asked for French support to conduct research on topics such as climate change, peace studies and conflicts, which are very crucial to Ghana and Africa at large.

The academic authorities also requested France to allow medical students to have attachments in French public hospitals.

Professor DomwiniKuupole, Vice Chancellor of the UCC urged the Deans and Faculty Heads to put together proposals which would be presented to the Embassy.

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