UCC Signs MoU with JW Goethe University

The University of Cape Coast (UCC) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Johann Wolfgang (JW) Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main in Germany. The MoU is to facilitate students and faculty exchange, as well as collaborative research projects and curriculum development between the Department of Ghanaian Languages and Linguistics, UCC and the Institute of African Languages of Goethe University. Other component of the MoU include exchange of academic materials and published information; internship opportunities for students of both universities and a joint supervision of postgraduate projects and theses. It is also aimed at establishing a mutual beneficial relationship which will stimulate cooperation and strengthen research, teaching and outreach to promote development and international experiences, among others. The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Joseph Ghartey Ampiah, signed on behalf of the Department of Ghanaian Languages and Linguistics, UCC, whilst Prof. Dr. Rainer Vossen, appended for the Institute of African Languages of Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main. In his remarks at the signing ceremony, Prof. Ampiah congratulated the Head of the Department of Ghanaian Languages and linguistics and staff at the Department for their relentless efforts at making the collaborations a reality. He stressed that the MoU was a stepping stone for the Department to streamline its activities to raise the level of Ghanaian Languages in the University. He said that time has come to give the Department a facelift to enhance its operations and collaborations with the German University. Prof. Ampiah lauded the resilience, commitment and hard work by Prof. Dr. Vossen towards the realisation of the collaboration, and gave the assurance that UCC would do its best to make the MoU work to the hilt. In a brief remark, Prof. Dr. Vossen, expressed appreciation to the management of UCC for exhibiting high sense of commitment towards the collaboration. He said the MoU would give the two institutions the chance to develop relationships aimed at developing ideas to help the forward march of the two universities. Present at the signing ceremony were the Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Prof. George K. T. Oduro; Registrar, Mr. John Kofi Nyan; Provost, College of Humanities and Legal Studies; Dean, Faculty of Arts, Prof. J. B. A. Afful; Dean, Centre for International Education, Prof. Rosemond Boohene; Head, Department of Ghanaian Languages and Linguistics, Mr. Emmanuel Asubonteng and some lecturers from the Department of Ghanaian Languages and Linguistics.