The School of Nursing and Midwifery has held a ceremony to welcome the seventh batch of nursing students from Grand Valley State University (GVSU), USA, for the 2019 Study Abroad in Ghana.
Welcoming the GVSU students, the College Registrar for College of Health and Allied Sciences, Mr. Joseph Gordon Mensah, expressed the College’s readiness to receive the team and assured them of the University’s maximum support to make their stay on UCC campus a success. He also entreated them to feel comfortable and be involved in activities outlined for the programme in Ghana so that they could experience the health system in Ghana to enhance their knowledge in the Nursing profession.
Appreciation to UCC
The leader of the GVSU team, Prof. Sylvia Mupeppi, thanked the University for the warm reception and making them feel at home. She indicated that the team was made up of senior and junior year students who were passionate about global health relations. Prof. Mupeppi noted that the world was now a global village and the health challenges that existed in Ghana were similar to that of the USA and other countries in the world. She said the students were eager to know how Ghana managed her healthcare systems with very limited resources compared to the USA. Prof. Mupeppi was appreciative of the energy that the School of Nursing had invested to make their stay on UCC a fulfilling one.
UCC GVSU Collaboration
Speaking on UCC’s relationship with GVSU, the Dean of the Centre for International Education (CIE), Prof. Rosemond Boohene, noted that the University has been in partnership with GVSU for over 10 years now adding that “GVSU is UCC’s best international partners “.
A Principal Programmes Assistant at CIE, Mr. Isaac Eshun, gave an overview of CIE’s services to international students including facilitating faculty, staff and students exchange programmes, international workshops and seminars, accommodation for exchange students and assisting UCC students for exchange programmes outside Ghana.
The programme was attended by the Dean of School of Nursing and Midwifery, Dr. Dorcas Obiri-Yeboah, some Heads of Department, lecturers, staff, and students.