Vice-Chancellor Receives METSS Delegation

The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Joseph Ghartey Ampiah, has received a delegation from the Monitoring Evaluation and Technical Support Services (METSS). The delegation, led by the Programme Manager of the United States Agency Department of Agriculture (USDA), Mr. Harold Tarver, was in the University to acquaint themselves with Monitoring Evaluation and Technical Support Services (METSS) project at the Directorate of Research Innovation and Consultancy (DRIC). METSS project is aimed at providing monitoring, evaluation and technical support services to the Economic Growth (EG) Office of USAID/Ghana. It is managed under a Participating Agency Service Agreement (PASA) between the EG Office and USDA in collaboration with Department of Agricultural Economics at Kansas State University and the University of Cape Coast. Welcoming the officials, Prof. Ampiah expressed gratitude to the delegation and noted that the University put a premium on the long-standing relationship with METSS. He was hopeful that the University and METSS would work together to explore other areas of cooperation and collaboration. However, he told the delegation that after their familiarization tour of the Project on campus, they should not hesitate to furnish him with their preliminary assessment report. That, the Vice-Chancellor added, would help the University to work on its shortfalls and also to consolidate the gains in the area it was acquitting itself creditably. "So be frank with us, whatever that you see which is commendable, tell us and that which is not commendable, tell us," he said. During the meeting, Mr.Tarver used the opportunity to roll out programmes of USDA for 2018 and solicited technical support from the University. Mr.Tarver was accompanied by Mrs. Michelle Benjamin Calhoun, the Assistant Deputy Administrator of USAID, and other officials of METSS. The Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Prof. George K. T. Oduro; Registrar, Mr. John Kofi Nyan and Assistant Registrar, Millicent Agyei Anin-Agyei, were present during meeting.