The University of Cape Coast (UCC) is to partner Auburn University (AU), Alabama, USA, to strengthen the capacity of the Faculty in Early Childhood Education, Educational Leadership and Guidance and Counselling.
The partnership was a result of discussions when a delegation from UCC, led by the Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Prof. George K. T. Oduro, recently visited Auburn as a follow-up to an earlier visit by a team from AU in May this year.
A statement issued on the UCC website, explained that during the visit, UCC’s delegation met leaders of AU, including the Provost, Dr. Royrickers Cook, the Vice-President of Outreach and Associate Provost, Director of International Programmes and some faculty members of the College of Education.
Other areas considered for future co-operation included service learning programmes for students, research collaborations, staff and students’ exchanges, summer school programmes and online instructional technology.
Mrs. Elizabeth Essamuah-Quansah, Coordinator for the UCC-AU partnership initiative who also is the Co-ordinator of AU’s Outreach Global Programme, lauded the commitment of the two sides to the partnership, and expressed optimism that the arrangement would produce immense benefits for both students and the faculty from the two universities.
Members of the UCC delegation were the Dean, Centre for International Education (CIE), Prof. Rosemond Boohene; Director, Institute for Educational Planning andAdministration (IEPA), Dr. Rosemary Bosu, and the Head of Department of Basic Education, Dr. Hippolyt Angbing.
By Times Reporter