UCC Affiliation Team Visits Institute of Development and Technology Management

A team of Assessors from UCC has paid a working visit to the Institute of Development and Technology Management (IDTM) to discuss the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Development Studies to be introduced by the Institute. The visit forms part of the requirement to grant IDTM affiliation to run PhD in Development Studies. IDTM provides post graduate programmes in Development Studies. The team from UCC comprised Chairman of Committee of Institutional Affiliation, Prof. Edward Marfo-Yiadom; Dean, School of Graduate Studies, Prof. Ernest Laryea Okorley; Prof. Francis Enu-Kwesi (Curriculum Reviewer); Dr. Precious Mattah; Ms. Paulina Afful Arthur; Mr. Justice Agyenim Boateng and Mr. Alex Allotey. The leader of UCC team, Prof. Marfo-Yiadom, said the University was willing to engage in fruitful collaboration with IDTM. He said the visit was to inspect facilities at the Institute as well as discuss the curriculum and other institutional documents. On behalf of the team, Prof. Marfo-Yiadom recommended to management of the Institute to review some portions of the curriculum for the PhD programme and update some of the institutional documents to meet UCC requirements for affiliation. The Rector of IDTM, Prof. John Micah thanked the team and expressed the Institute’s readiness to partner UCC to introduce the PhD programme. He was also grateful for the Affiliation team’s comments and recommendation on the Institute’s documents and promised to effect the necessary corrections to meet the required standard.