On Friday, 14th October 2022, the Dean of the University of Ghana Business School (UGBS), Prof. Justice N. Bawole, together with Prof. Albert Ahenkan, Head of Department (HoD), Public Administration and Health Services Management, officially received two faculty and three PhD students on the HEED-Africa Exchange Programme, which is being financed by the European Commission.
The exchange students (Dereck Galiwango, Wondimagegne Assefa Reda, and Abreham Legas Birhanu) and faculty (Melese Sitotaw Ejigu, Isaac Peter Otai) from Uganda and Ethiopia are visiting the Department of Public Administration and Health Services Management of UGBS. Their visitation is within the framework of the Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Scheme project on Harmonisation of Entrepreneurship Education for Sustainable Development in Africa (HEED-Africa) under the consortium of five African universities (the University of Ghana, University of Makerere, Milpark in South Africa, Kyambogo University in Uganda, and Addis Ababa University as the Coordinating institution).
In a brief remark, Prof. Albert Ahenkan who also serves as a Coordinator for the programme indicated that the visiting faculty will be in Ghana for a period of two months while the PhD students will be in Ghana for six months and spend one academic year. He added that throughout the period, the students will be undertaking research works and joining research projects in the areas of their doctoral research under the mentorship of faculty in the Department of Public Administration and Health Services Management and the Business School in general.
Giving his welcome remarks, Prof. Justice N. Bawole expressed his excitement about their visit to the Business School. He gave them a brief history of UGBS and talked about the various programmes and departments. He highlighted that the HEED-Africa project connects the University of Ghana Business School to several universities and organisations, and so does their partnership with other international organisations like GNAM (The Global Network of Advanced Management). According to the Dean, these platforms allow students of UGBS to visit any of the partner universities for exchange programmes. The Dean ended his remarks by encouraging the visiting faculty and PhD students to make the most out of their stay at the University of Ghana Business School. He encouraged them to take time to enjoy the campus and the Ghanaian community, make friends, as well as use this visitation as an opportunity to look for research collaborators.
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