IEPA Students Go on Student Exchange Programme to Auburn University

An orientation programme has been held for three students from the Institute for Educational Planning and Administration (IEPA) who are visiting Auburn University, USA, on an exchange programme. The team is made up of Mrs. Efua Eleanor Onyame, Rev. Sr. Clarence Uzogara and Rev Emmanuel Adjetey Okorley, all first year MPhil students of IEPA. Opening the programme, the Director of IEPA, Dr. Mrs. Rosemary Bosu, stated that the objective of the trip was for the team to see how youth programme conferences for high school students are organized so that they can also replicate it in the Senior High Schools in Ghana when they return. They will be part of a service learning of the poor black communities and also interact with students of Auburn University. On behalf of management, the Pro- Vice Chancellor, Prof. George K. T. Oduro, congratulated the team and advised them to be good ambassadors of IEPA and the University of Cape Coast. He emphasized that the programme being the first of its kind, the future depended on the team for sustainability. He further noted that currently, no support exist for students on such exchange programmes and hinted that efforts are being made so that students can also get some kind of supports for such programmes. He ended by expressing his appreciation to the director of IEPA and Dr. Boakye-Yiadom for facilitating the programme and wished the students a fruitful trip. The team led by Dr. Boakye-Yiadom leaves for the US on 10th June, 2017 and returns on 20th June, 2017.