UCC Signs MoU with Auburn University

The University of Cape Coast (UCC) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Auburn University (AU), USA, to deepen the collaboration between the two institutions. By the MoU, the two institutions will encourage and support faculty and student exchanges; training of faculty and students through outreach and in conjunction with UCC; teaching and research through Educational Foundations. Other areas of the collaboration include leadership and technology outreach services to local communities, local government, industry and business,as well as international relations. The rest are joint conferences, seminars, and professional development programmes; Distance and online education programs; youth programmes and other related academic and outreach programmes; and development of a network of educational opportunities. The Vice- Chancellor, Prof. Joseph Ghartey Ampiah, signed on behalf of UCC, whilst the Vice-President of the University Outreach and Associate Provost, Dr. Royrickers Cook, signed on behalf of Auburn University. Speaking at the signing ceremony, Prof. Ampiah expressed joy that the two universities were going into partnership to promote outreach co-operation geared towards developing and implementing educational and certificate programmes between the two institutions. He lauded the Centre for International Education for facilitating the partnership, stressing that he was cocksure that the MoU between UCC and Auburn University “will really run before it walks for others to emulate”. The Vice- Chancellor assured Dr. Royrickers Cook that UCC was committed to the words contained in the MoU and would do everything that it can to make the partnership successful. For his part, Dr. Royrickers Cook, on behalf of the Auburn University delegation expressed gratitude to the management of UCC for hosting them. He expressed excitement about possibilities to work together and collaborate in mutual areas that will benefit the two universities. Dr. Cook used the occasion to donate books to UCC which was received by Prof. Joseph Ghartey Ampiah. The Vice-Chancellor thanked Auburn University for the gesture. Present at the signing ceremony were the Pro- Vice-Chancellor, Prof. George K.T Oduro; the Registrar, Mr. John K. Nyan, the Dean of the Centre of International Education, Prof. Rosemond Boohene, Director of Institute for Educational Planning and Administration, Dr. Rosemary Bosu.