The University has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Millersville University (MU) in Pennsylvania State, United States of America (USA).
The MoU is geared towards training, mobility of staff and students, research grants and joint programmes.
Signing of MoU
Speaking at the signing ceremony, the President of MU, Dr. Daniel A. Wubah, who signed the MoU on behalf of his University, was accompanied by a Democratic member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, Hon. Jordan A. Harris. Dr. Wubah said he felt proud to be back to his alma mater to perform this important function. He was grateful to UCC for adequately preparing him to rise to an enviable level in academia. He thanked Prof. Kobina Yankson for contributing significantly towards his academic upbringing both in Ghana and the USA.
The President of MU noted that his University and UCC shared similar mandate adding that “We were both established to train teachers and for Millersville education has been aligned in our DNA”. He said MU inculcates in its students four C’s namely Communication, Collaboration, Critical thinking and Creativity to guide them in all their endeavours.
On the collaboration, Dr. Wubah noted that MU was interested in partnering with UCC to provide quality education to students. According to Dr. Wubah said MU boasts of excellent education background that would complement the collaboration. He said MU had four colleges namely, College of Education, College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences and College of Distance Education.
Dr. Wubah mentioned that MU has a student population of 8, 000 with 7, 000 undergraduate and 1,000 postgraduate students respectively. “We are ranked among the top 10 and currently the second-best when it comes to higher education in Pennsylvania State.”
UCC is Proud of Dr. Wubah
For her part, the Pro Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Dora F. Edu-Buandoh, was grateful to Dr. Wubah for making UCC proud by rising to the highest position in his University. She noted that international education exposed students to new experiences and ways of doing things and for that matter, UCC students would benefit substantially from the collaboration. She said as part of the Internationalisation agenda, UCC would ensure that the collaboration yielded fruit to advance the academic credentials of both institutions.
Present at the meeting were the Registrar, Mr. John Kofi Nyan; Dean of the Centre for International Education (CIE), Prof. Rosemond Boohene; Dean, School of Educational Development and Outreach, Prof. Ernest Kofi Davis and Director of Public Affairs, Major Kofi Baah-Bentum(Rtd).