Four officials from the United States of America (US) Embassy in Ghana have paid a courtesy call on the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Joseph Ghartey Ampiah, as part of their working visit to the University.
The team from the Embassy was led by the Cultural Affairs Officer, Elizabeth Ategou and she was accompanied by the Consular officer, Doreen Moroney, Cultural Affairs Specialist, Maya Parker and Education USA Adviser, Bernice Affotey.
Explaining the purpose of the visit, Elizabeth Ategou said the team was in the University as part of its outreach programme. She noted that the US Embassy had a strong relationship with the University and gave the assurance of the Embassy’s relentless support to the University in various projects and programmes.
Seminar on Study Opportunities in the USA
Elizabeth Ategou indicated that as part of the visit, the team would hold a seminar to expose UCC students to study opportunities in the US. She thanked the Vice-Chancellor and Management of the University for the cordial relationship between the Embassy and UCC.
UCC's Collaboration with the US Embassy in Ghana
On his part, the Vice-Chancellor thanked the US Embassy for the numerous assistance to the University in the form of research projects, staff and students exchanges among others. He informed the officials that the University was ready to deepen its existing collaboration with the US Embassy. Prof. Ampiah appealed to the team to get a Professor in Optometry to support UCC’s Department of Optometry and Vision Science in the areas mentorship, research and teaching.
Present at the meeting were the Registrar, Mr. John Kofi Nyan; Dean, School of Physical Sciences, Prof. Kofi Essumang; Dean, Centre for International Education, Prof. Rosemond Boohene; Director of Counselling Services Centre, Prof. Godwin Awabil; Director of Academic Affairs, Mr. Jeff T. Onyame and Director of Human Resource, Rev. Isaac Baafi Sarbeng. Others included Dr. Stephen Ocansey and Dr. Enyam Komla Amewuho Morny of the Department of Optometry and Vision Science.