The Ghana Campus of Webster University held a global leadership forum for graduate and undergraduate foreign students of the university.
The forum which was organised by the University in collaboration with Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), was attended by students of the university who are also cohorts of YALI from Nigeria, Togo, Sierra Leone, Israel and Lebanon, among others.
The forum, which on the theme, “innovate or die,” provided an avenue for the participants to network towards undertaking leadership initiatives in their respective communities.
Professor Kofi Asare Opoku, Vice President for Institutional Advancement at the African University College of Communications (AUCC), in his address, urged the students to pursue their aspirations and support in developing innovative solutions to community challenges.
He also encouraged the youth to be filled with the urge to achieve success in all aspects, and shed the idea that the Africa was full of impossibilities.
“African is full of possibilities and opportunities which you must discover,” he said adding that as “as young people in Africa, you cannot afford to be ignorant of the great achievements of your forebears”.
Ms. Christa Sanders, Campus Director at the Webster University Ghana said the university believed in investing in the next generation of leaders hence its partnership with YALI to enable it showcase to the world that Africa has the strongest, brightest and able youth leaders in the world.
She described the opening of a campus on the African continent as a milestone for Webster since the campus has continuously opened opportunities for many graduate students in the sub-region.
“Webster Ghana’s opening represents the latest chapter in our global expansion and demonstrates that we have come a long way from our initial birth in 1915, and with our presence in Ghana, we will ensure high quality learning experiences that transform students for global citizenship and individual excellence,” she said.
By Linda Naa Deide Aryeetey