The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Joseph Ghartey Ampiah, has met with a delegation from the Delta State University, Nigeria, led by its Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Victor F. Peretomode.
The purpose of the meeting was to reactivate an earlier Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed in 2006.
Essentially, the MoU was on staff exchange, student-student exchange, joint supervision, assessment, theses defence, joint research, conferences, publication, Grant proposal writing, among others.
Briefing Prof. Joseph Ghartey Ampiah on the MoU, the Dean of the Center for International Education (CIE), Prof. Rosemond Boohene, said the MoU was signed when Prof. Peretomode was then the Director of the International Education at the Delta State University. However, she indicated,” Since 2006, nothing has happened and so when he took over as the Vice-Chancellor, he decided to revive the MoU, to make sure that it is active”.
Speaking briefly at the meeting, Prof. Victor F. Peretomode, said “I am committed to making it (MoU) work before I leave office.” He called for the support of UCC to make the MoU work again to benefit both universities.
For his part, Prof. Joseph Ghartey Ampiah thanked the delegation for the visit and expressed the University’s readiness for the collaboration. “We are happy that you have taken steps to reactivate the MoU,” he said. Prof. Ampiah said areas contained in the MoU would help students of both institutions to broaden their horizon.
He was optimistic that the collaboration would benefit the two universities to enhance academic work.