A team from Auburn University (AU), United States of America, has interacted with faculty members of the School of Nursing and Midwifery to explore possible areas of collaboration.
Areas of Collaboration
At a meeting to discuss the collaboration, both parties agreed in principle to work towards the collaboration in the areas of faculty and student exchanges, joint research and joint grant application. As part of the processes leading to the implementation of the collaboration, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) would be signed by the Vice-Chancellors of the two institutions to serve as a blueprint for the collaboration.
UCC School of Nursing Ready for the Collaboration
Welcoming the officials from AU, the Provost of the College of Health and Allied Sciences, Prof. Johnson Nyarko Boampong, commended them for expressing interest in the School of Nursing and Midwifery. He was confident that the initial discussions between the two institutions would yield good fruit to foster a mutual and beneficial relationship. He said the School of Nursing was ready for the collaboration and was hopeful that it would help to create opportunities to build capacities of lecturers in the School.
Schools under the College of Health and Allied Sciences
Prof. Boampong explained that the College was made up of the School of Medical Sciences, School of Nursing and Midwifery and the School of Allied Health Sciences. He further indicated that the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences has been established under the College but was yet to admit students. He mentioned the fact that the University’s location within Cape Coast-a major tourist destination in Ghana was a major advantage for the School and its collaborators.
The team from AU made presentations about the Auburn School of Nursing, programmes of study, admission criteria, facilities available, laboratories and mode of delivery of lectures among other things. Some lecturers from the UCC School of Nursing and Midwifery also gave an overview of the academic activities.
A representative of the Centre for International Education (CIE), Mr. Isaac Eshun, gave a presentation on the University of Cape Coast and the various Colleges, Faculties, Schools, Institutes, Departments and Units as well as the programmes they offer. He spoke about accommodation facilities for students and opportunities for international students’ in UCC.