UG to host African universities summit

Prof Ernest Aryeetey

Prof Ernest Aryeetey

The University of Ghana is set to host other African Universities on “Globalisation and Policy Direction for African Higher Education”.

The summit, which is in partnership with Times Higher Education, and slated for April 27-29, 2016, is to focus global attention on the developments in various African universities.

According to Vice Chancellor of the University of Ghana, Professor Ernest Aryeetey “the world does not know that many African institutions are going through a lot of change, and becoming more global players. Through this summit, we expect to make people more aware of the development opportunities for African universities.”

He said the summit would discuss the impact of globalisation on higher education in Africa, with emphasis on access and other opportunities.

The summit is thus expected to bring together “some of the best known vice chancellors from the region to be here; to allow people to hear the African voice when it comes to higher education”, Prof Aryeetey said.

Meanwhile, the University of Ghana, has honoured three of its former vice chancellors.

Professor Akilapa Sawyer, who was Vice Chancellor of the University from 1985 to 1992, had a major road on the campus named after him, while the university’s main roundabout from its Okpongolo entrance, was re-named the Ivan Addae-Mensah Circle.

Ivan Addae-Mensah was vice chancellor from 1996-2002. Professor George Benneh, vice chancellor from 1992 to 1996, also had an intersection named after him.

The honours, according to Prof. Aryeetey, were in recognition of their respective contributions to the development of the University.

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