A team from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has paid a courtesy call on the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cape Coast.
The delegation from UNESCO, led by Ms. Anna Coupez of the Education sector from Paris, are in UCC to conduct feasibility studies on the Government of Ghana’s proposal to raise the status of the Institute for Educational Planning and Administration (I.E.P.A.) of the University of Cape Coast, Ghana to a Category II Centre for Excellence to upscale capacity building and support innovation in the education space of the sub-region under the auspices of UNESCO.
This is aimed at contributing to the achievement of SDG4 targets and the Education 2030 Agenda.
The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Joseph Ghartey Ampiah, expressed gratitude to the team for visiting UCC to conduct the study. He assured the team that the University was prepared to embrace the outcome of the assessment. He expressed the University’s commitment to the exercise saying “it has been going on but I think this time we have tried to push it harder to see what will happen and we are hoping the something good will come out of it. The university is committed to it that is why we have been pushing and I think this is something that is of interest to the university but we know we have to go through some hurdles before we get to category two and we have been preparing towards it.”
Prof. Ghartey Ampiah also assured the I.E.P.A. of the full support from the University and the Government as a whole. “Government is in support again with the ministry of education. I am also believing that IEPA will also prepare itself properly and I know they have gone through a lot of preparations so we are getting there.”
Present at the meeting were the Vice-Chancellor, the Registrar, Former Pro-Vice Chancellor, Prof. George K.T. Oduro, Reps from UNESCO, Paris, Dean for Centre and International Education and Reps from UCC I.E.P.A.
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