The new Country Director of Plan Ghana, Mr. Prem Shunla and the Educational Adviser, Mr. David Brown have paid a courtesy call on the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang, to discuss collaboration with UCC.
Speaking at the meeting, Mr. David Brown, indicated that Plan Ghana had been engaging the Institute of Educational Planning and Administration (IEPA) ,to organise capacity training for headteachers of basic schools in their areas of operation. He pointed out that Plan International is a non-governmental organisation with the objective of creating opportunity for children to have access to quality basic education. He indicated that the organisation began operation in Ghana in 1992 and currently working in rural communities in five regions of the country.
Mr. Prem Shunla, informed the Vice-Chancellor that Plan Ghana intended to enter into a formal collaboration with UCC to achieve the organisation’s objective of providing quality education for vulnerable children and also to offer institutional strengthening and capacity building for teachers. He expressed optimistic that the collaboration would be sustainable considering the high level of expertise in UCC.
Responding, Prof. Naana Opoku-Agyemang noted that “education is central to development and therefore, UCC will continue to partner institutions and organisations such as Plan Ghana to achieve economic growth, national productivity and values of democracy”. She assured the officials that once UCC receive a proposal from Plan Ghana, the necessary documentation would be done for the collaboration to be effective.
Present at the meeting were the Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Prof. D. D. Kuupole; Registrar, Dr. Isaac Ohene; Dean of Faculty of Education, Prof. Joseph Ghartey Ampiah; Director, (IEPA), Prof. George K. T. Oduro; Head, Department of Basic Education, Dr. Fiifi Mensah and the Director of Finance; Mr. Caxton Oduro