Vice-Chancellor Hosts Colombian Delegation


The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Joseph Ghartey Ampiah, has received a Colombian delegation, led by Her Excellency Claudia Turbay Quintero, the Colombian Ambassador to Ghana, at the Council Chamber. The delegation, which included the Vice-Chancellor of the Universidad del Rosario, Prof. Manuel Restrepo, called on the Vice-Chancellor to hold talks on how the two institutions could collaborate in the areas of mobility of staff and students, basic sciences, medicine and law. The rest are clinical practice of history, psychology and research. At the meeting, Prof. Manuel Restrepo used the opportunity to brief the Vice-Chancellor on the history of his university, which is 265 years. For his part, Prof. Joseph Ghartey Ampiah thanked the delegation for the visit. He noted that UCC was ready to collaborate with Universidad del Rosario in its areas of academic interest.

The Vice-Chancellor used the occasion to run the delegation through the activities of the five colleges in UCC. Prof. Ampiah said the signing of Memorandum of Understanding would enable the two institutions to hit the ground running to achieve mutual academic interest. In another development, the Director of Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Center (KAIPC), Dr. Kwesi Aning, has called on the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Joseph Ghartey Ampiah. The visit was to seek guidance from the University of Cape Coast on modules writing and content knowledge for the establishment of Distance Education.

Other areas are to engage the services of the University to train lecturers and facilitators of KAIPC in Peace Keeping and the review of a Memorandum of Understanding signed between the two institutions few years ago. Receiving the delegation, the Vice-Chancellor said the University was prepared to give KAIPC the requisite guidance and resource persons in the writing of the modules and content knowledge as regards the Distance Learning Programme. He added that the College of Humanities and Legal Studies has experts in Peace Keeping and will give the necessary training to facilitators and lecturers of KAIPC. The Vice-Chancellor stated that the mission of the visit of KAIPC to the University be incorporated into the existing Memorandum of Understanding.