Shangai University of Sports Delegation Calls on Pro-Vice-Chancellor

A Shangai University of Sports delegation has called on the Pro-Vice-Chancellor at the Council Chamber.   Explaining the rationale behind the visit, Dean of the School of Allied Health Sciences (SAHS), Prof. Moses Jojo Eghan said officials from Shangai were at UCC to seek further collaboration in the area of Sports Science and also sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the University.   Receiving the visitors, the Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Prof. George K. T. Oduro commended them for taking the decision to collaborate with UCC in the area of Sports Science and hoped it would be extended to other disciplines.   Prof. Oduro stated: “knowledge is not confined to one particular place; it must be shared. Sport plays a critical role in society so there is the need to develop it”.   The Pro Vice- Chancellor hoped the relationship would be a mutual one adding “we have fertile land for research in Sports Science, we must make a learning relationship as well”. Prof. Oduro noted that UCC has a long standing relationship with China making particular reference to the establishment of the Confucius Institute on campus. He indicated that there was so much that the two institutions could do together as well as learn from each other. The leader of the Chinese delegation, Prof. Dr. Chen Peijie said Shangai University of Sports was delighted to share experience with the Department of Sports Science since his university was a multidisciplinary institution.   Prof. Dr. Peijie who is also the President of the University was hopeful the MoU would pave way for the exchange of both students and staff from both universities. This, he believed would further deepen the already cordial and fruitful relationship existing between UCC and SUS. Present at the ceremony were the Registrar, Mr. John Kofi Nyan, Provost, College of Health and Allied Sciences, Prof. Johnson Nyarko Boampong, Dean, Centre for international Education, Prof. Rosemond Boohene, Director, Academic Affairs, Mr. Jeff T. Onyame and other officials from the School of Allied Health Sciences (SAHS).