UCC, Gujarat Forensic Sciences University sign MOU

The University of Cape Coast (UCC) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Gujarat Forensic Sciences University, Gandhinagar India to strengthen the capacity of faculty members of the Department of Forensic Sciences of UCC.

Under the programme, students in the field of forensic sciences would have the chance in assessing training opportunities that comes with the partnership.

An Institute of Forensic Sciences is expected to be established on the campus of UCC as part of the agreement signed between the two institutions.

The Gujarat Forensic Sciences University (GFSU) is the world’s first and only University dedicated to Forensics and Allied Sciences, with an objective of training forensic experts to meet their increasing demand in India and globally.

Speaking to a section of the media after returning from the signing ceremony, Prof George K. T. Oduro, the Pro-Vice Chancellor noted that the collaboration was very essential and expressed the university’s appreciation of their counterpart from India.

He indicated that the nation need to beef up the training of forensic experts as it tries to strengthen work of the judicial service as well as the security agencies in the fight against crime in the country.

With a pile of criminal cases pending at the courts, he explained that, cases could have easily been dealt with the gathering of adequate forensic evidences gathered by forensic experts.

He stated that a well coordinated Ghanaian forensic experts in the country, he said,  was a key in helping the country to protect certain sensitive national intelligence without revealing such information to  foreign experts.

Prof. Oduro gave assurance of the university’s commitment in resourcing the Forensic Sciences Department in line with its vision of promoting quality forensic science education in the country.

He expressed optimism that the collaboration would enable the university to build forensic and investigative services in the country.

Professor Oduro was accompanied by Dr. Richmond Afoakwah, the head of Forensic Sciences Department, and Mr. Dan Osei Mensah Bonsu, an Assistant Lecturer of the Department.

From David O. Yarboi-Tetteh, Cape Coast


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