The Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Prof. George K. T. Oduro has received a delegation from the Auburn University in the United States of America at his office.
The Auburn University is collaborating with the Institute of Education Planning and Administration (I.E.P.A).
Briefing the Pro Vice-Chancellor on their mission, a member of the team, Elizabeth Essamuah-Quansah, said her university has established a mutual partnership with the IEPA and hoped it would grow into a long-term one. She said they were in the University of Cape Coast to learn from their colleagues and also share their experiences with them.
The Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Oduro said the University was exploring ways of creating links with other universities; therefore, the fact that Auburn chose UCC over others was a sure sign that some level of progress was being made in that direction.
Prof. Oduro said leadership has become crucial at the basic level in the country and needed to be looked at critically. “It is not just in terms of the general systems but in learning as well. So as the premier institution in education we find this crucial”, he stated.
Prof. Oduro gave the assurance that management would do everything possible to sustain the collaboration to achieve its intended purpose.
“We support the initiative and looking forward to make it fruitful so that it will become programme oriented and not just a project that cannot be sustained”, he indicated.
The Director of IEPA, Dr. Rosemary S. Bosu and a Research Fellow of the Institute, Dr. Michael Boakye-Yiadom accompanied the delegation. Present at the meeting were the Registrar, Mr. John K. Nyan and Acting Director of Public Affairs, Major K. Baah-Bentum (rtd.).