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18.10.2005 General News

UEW and University of Ohio sign exchange programme

By GNA
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Winneba (C/R), Oct. 18, GNA - The University of Education Winneba (UEW) and the University of Ohio (UO) in the United States, have singed an exchange programme for the benefit of the two institutions. Under the programme that would involve both lectures and students, two Masters programmes in Educational Leadership, Administration and Education Technology are being designed to set the tone for the initial take-off of the programme.

Professor. Anamuah-Mensah said this, when briefing newsmen at Winneba on his arrival from the United State, where the programme was singed.

According to Prof Anamuah-Mensah, a proposal has been sent to Carnegie Foundation for support and that Ghanaian lecturer at the Ohio University is working on the memorandum of understanding for its implementation.

He said, as part of the arrangement, a journal is being designed, which will be a joint research and publication work of the two institutions.

Prof. Anamuah-Mensah, who was accompanied by his Pro-Vice Chancellor, Prof. Jonas Akpanglo-Nartey took advantage of their visit and interacted with over 75 Ghanaian students in the Ohio University. He told them to return home with their knowledge to help build the country on completion of their courses. The two officials appealed to Ghanaian students studying abroad to be meeting regularly to discuss issues that could bring about improvement in Ghana.

Prof. Akpanglo-Nartey said they asked them to communicate to people in authorities and get involved in policy issues. He promised to champion that course, should they feed him with the final conclusions of their deliberations.

Professor Anamuah-Mensah explained the Free Compulsory Universal Basic Education (FCUBE) and the capitation system to the students. Mr Kwesi Boateng, who recently graduated from the School of Telecommunication, Ohio University urged the government to expand the facilities in the universities to enable them absorb more students.

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