UCC Strengthens Collaboration with Coastal Carolina University

Two officials from Coastal Carolina University (CCU) in the United States of America (USA) have called on the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Joseph Ghartey Ampiah as part of their visit to the University. The two officials, Prof. Daniel Ennis (Dean of the College of Humanities and Fine Arts and Vice President of CCU), and Prof. Richard Aidoo (Assistant Dean and Professor of Politics) were in UCC to discuss the implementation of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between UCC and CCU which was signed in March 2017. The MoU paves way for the two institutions to embark on short-term study abroad programmes; faculty and exchanges; cooperation in scholarly and creative activities and other activities that would be agreed by the two institutions. As part of the visit, the two officials from CCU met lecturers from the Departments of English, Theatre and Film Studies and the Centre for African and International Studies on UCC campus. Welcoming the officials, Prof. Ampiah thanked them for visiting UCC to interact with lecturers and also set timelines for implementation of the terms in the MoU. The Vice-Chancellor said UCC was satisfied with the MoU and would ensure that the University fulfilled its part of the agreement. Prof. Ampiah observed that the world was becoming a global village and therefore, there was the need to strengthen collaboration with institutions from all parts of the world. He also assured them of the commitment of UCC to lift the relationship to a higher pedestal to project the image of the two partners. On his part, Prof. Ennis said CCU has established an Institute of Africa and Diaspora Studies and most of the students and faculty of CCU were interested in visiting Ghana and other African countries to learn more about their traditions and culture. He commended Prof. Rosemond Boohene and staff of the Centre for International Education for facilitating the signing of the MoU and their visit to interact with faculty of the three departments at UCC. Prof. Ennis said he was also fascinated by the depth of knowledge and the input of UCC faculty towards the realisation of the objectives of the MoU adding that “We look forward to a fruitful collaboration between UCC and CCU”. Prof. Aidoo also said CCU and UCC shared a lot of things in common especially the sea front and the numerous of tourist facilities within Cape Coast and its environs. “There are a lot going on in CCU that mirrors UCC, which our faculty and students will want to know” he added. Present at the meeting were the Registrar, Mr. John Kofi Nyan, Mr. Alfred Ghartey (Junior Assistant Registrar at the Centre for International Studies) .