Accra, Sept. 9, GNA
– Three University of Ghana (UG) students, have started their Masters scholarships
with the University of Limerick in Ireland, studying Computer Science and
follow from the ground breaking MOU signed last year between the two
educational institutions; the first between an Irish and Ghanaian university.
The three awardees
Dzidzor Adogla-Bessa, Joseph Yeboah Nortey and Susan Mills graduated with first
class honours from Computer Science and Computer Engineering at the University
The Ghanaians have
already met students from all over the world during orientation and have been
exploring the city and the campus.
The agreement is to
facilitate the collaboration between the institutions and to develop models of
cooperation in a number of areas including education and in academic research.
The signing ceremony
took place in 2015 during the visit to the University of Ghana by the Irish
Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney T.D. and Ireland’s
Ambassador to Nigeria, Ghana and Senegal, Sean Hoy.
In addition to the
scholarships, the agreement would mean staff and student collaboration between
the universities and joint projects.
It also means
increased access to the Erasmus Mundus EU programme for UG, a programme that
encourages and facilitates academic exchanges across the globe.
It is planned for
later in the academic year for UG staff to visit the University of Limerick to
kick start the collaboration at the faculty level.
Limerick is the largest recipient of Erasmus funding of any tertiary
institution in Ireland for the 2016-2017 academic year.
The University of
Limerick, Ireland was established in 1972 and was named ‘University of the
Year’ 2015 in the Sunday Times Good University Guide.
position in graduate employability, strong research commercialisation, the €
52 million Bernal Project in science and engineering and a rising academic
performance were among the reasons for the Award.
The UG was
established in 1948 and is Ghana’s oldest and largest tertiary institution.
It is the highest
ranked university in Ghana. It is seeking to become a world class
research-intensive University over the next decade and is focused on enhancing
the quality of post-graduate programmes and research.