Nine Ghana Varsity Students Bag Educational Pathways International Scholarship Awards

By Opeyemi Babalola  Nine students of the University of Ghana have been awarded full scholarships by Educational Pathways International (EPI). The students, two females and seven males were celebrated recently at a brief ceremony chaired by Head of Halls, Dr. Charles B. Wiafe-Akenten, who represented the Dean of Student Affairs. The scholarship award covers tuition, residential fees, and stipend. In the introductory address, Head of the Student Financial Aid Office (SFAO), Mrs. Christine Baning, congratulated the beneficiaries for emerging winners, considering the rigorous selection process applied.  While felicitating with the…

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Ghana varsity launches U.S.$7million digitization  project

By Moyosore Salami  The University of Ghana (UG) has launched the Vice-Chancellor’s Programme for “Enhancing The UG Student Experience Through Digitization.” The project estimated at $7million over a three-year period involves classroom modernisation, one student one laptop initiative, and the creation of Hot-spot Zones for fast internet connectivity. The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Nana Aba Appiah Amfo, said despite UG being the premier University, it has struggled to maintain classroom infrastructure due to the dependence on Government, which has overburdened the Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETFUND) on account of the many public…

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$100,000 fundraising campaign launched to renovate Ghana varsity’s School of Performing Arts

By Opeyemi Babalola The University of Ghana has announced the plan to refurbish the school’s deteriorating facilities. This was made known by the Acting Dean of the School of Performing Arts, Prof. Awo Mana Asiedu, who appealed to individuals and organisations to contribute to the renovation of the school through an online platform designed by one of its alumni in the Unites States of America (USA), which will enable the School receive money from across the globe through Paystack. She made this appeal at the launch of a fundraising campaign…

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Prof Amina Mama becomes first woman chair in African Studies at U. of Ghana

By Moyosore Salami The University of Ghana has installed Professor Amina Mama as the fourth and first woman occupant of the Kwame Nkrumah Chair in African Studies, at a ceremony chaired by the Vice-chancellor, Professor Nana Aba Appiah Amfo. Professor Mama delivered an inaugural lecture titled, ‘Nkrumah’s Legacy, Feminism and the Next Generation.’ The lecture threw light on developing ‘a pan-African bridging praxis’ that is alert to re-awakening and renewal of the collective sense of destiny among Africans, stating that there was the need for more pan-African festivals conferences of African…

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German delegation partners with University of Ghana on cooperative projects

By Moyosore Salami The Deputy Ambassador of Germany to Ghana, His Excellency Hans-Helge Sander, and a delegation of archaeological scholars from the German Archaeological Institute (DAI) have paid a courtesy call on the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Nana Aba Appiah Amfo. The visit was to present an update to the Vice-Chancellor on the partnership between the School of Arts, University of Ghana, and the German Archaeological Institute (DAI). In his remarks, Deputy Ambassador, Hans-Helge Sander, stated that West Africa and Ghana is one of the areas where collaborations with Germany is ongoing and…

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NORAD, U of Ghana School of Law partner on development project

By Moyosore Salami The University of Ghana and the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the University of Ghana School of Law Ocean Governance and Development Project. The Vice-Chancellor expressed delight over the two entities coming together to collaborate on the project stating that the project has a real potential to transform lives and provide a pathway to how Ghana could meet its sustainable blue economy aspirations. According to her, the project would provide a unique opportunity to create better synergies for multidisciplinary…

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Acting Vice-Chancellor Inaugurates UG-POET

University of Ghana Website News Members of POET after the swearing-in ceremony A 21-member team has been sworn in as the University of Ghana Pursuit Of Excellence Taskforce (UG-POET).  The brief ceremony was presided over by the Acting Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Nana Aba Appiah Amfo on Monday, October 4, 2021. The membership of the Taskforce comprises high-ranking officers from various Colleges and administrative units with varied and multidisciplinary expertise. Members of the Taskforce are Prof. Chris Gordon, Institute for Environment and Sanitation Studies (IESS), Chairman; Prof. George Obeng Adjei, Director for…

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University of Ghana: A Call for Postgraduate Fellowship Application in Genetics

A Call for Postgraduate Fellowship Application in Genetics The West African Genetic Medicine Centre (WAGMC) an African Centre of Excellence for Genetic Medicine, College of Health Sciences, University of Ghana (UG) is offering fellowships for graduate students to conduct research in Genetic Counselling, Medical Molecular Genetics and Human Genetics. Please click on the link below to access the details. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1IHR_9Ye7tL5W-x0YsT1eP67stTSAK-jo/view?usp=sharing

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Professor Gordon Awandare Reappointed as Chairman of the Governing Council of CK-UTAS

University of Ghana News/Website His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, President of the Republic of Ghana, has reappointed Professor Gordon Awandare, the Founding Director of the West Africa Centre for Cell Biology of Infectious Pathogens (WACCBIP), to chair the Governing Council of the C. K. Tedam University of Technology and Applied Sciences (CKT-UTAS) in Navrongo, Upper East Region. The eleven-member Council was inaugurated on Friday, August 06, 2021, at the conference hall of the National Accreditation Board, Accra, by the Honorable Minister of Education, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum. Administering the…

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University of Ghana to Host Ghana Universities Sports Association (GUSA) Games

University of Ghana News The University of Ghana will host the 2020 edition of Ghana Universities Sports Association (GUSA) games, from 3rd January to 19th January 2020 About 2000 athletes from 11 different Universities will be participating during the 26th GUSA GAMES at the University of Ghana.

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