Deputy Minister commends GTUC for promoting transnational education

By
Iddi Yire, GNA

Accra, Oct. 19, GNA
– Mr George Andah, a Deputy Minister of Communication, has commended the
Management of Ghana Technology University College (GTUC) for its effort at
promoting transnational education in Ghana.

He said considering
the all-inclusive nature of the globalised world, there was mounting evidence
that education was becoming more and more central in shaping the global village.

“Invariably, the
concept of transnational education is a primary theme in this discourse, and I
am encouraged to note that the GTUC is at the forefront of this integral
component of education as it were,” he added.

He noted that the
University College’s long-standing partnerships with institutions such as
Coventry University, Anhalt University of Applied Sciences in Germany, and M.S.
Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences in India bear testament to its
commitment to a globalised outlook to education.

“Invariably, the
concept of transnational education is a primary theme in this discourse, and I
am encouraged to note that the GTUC is at the forefront of this integral
component of education as it were,” he added.

Mr Andah made these
remarks during the launch of GTUC-Jiangsu University Partnership Agreement in
Accra.

GTUC Faculty Members
would benefit from fully sponsored PhD scholarships over the period of five
years as a result of the partnership.

Mr Andah said the
collaboration between the Jiangsu University of Science and Technology in China
and GTUC signaled the beginning of another chapter in the University College’s
story and bearing in mind its previous track record.

He urged the PhD
candidates to take full advantage of the opportunity, which could only be
described as a golden opportunity.

“As the pioneers of
this partnership, the onus is on you to set the tone and serve as trailblazers
for those who will inevitably follow in your footsteps,” he added.

Professor Emmanuel
Ohene Afoakwa, the Acting President of GTUC, said as an educational institution
they were fully aware of how doctoral education had become of paramount
significance in the world where knowledge was the new ‘fuel’.

He said, among other
things, the Memorandum of Understanding signed with Jiangsu University of
Science and Technology would seek to foster developments and projects between
both institutions.

This includes
Faculty and students exchange; organisation of international seminars and
conferences; coordination of joint research projects; planning of other
cooperation programmes; and establishment of dual degree programmes.

Mr Shi Ting Wang,
the Chinese Ambassador to Ghana, said he was interested in facilitating such
partnerships, especially to enhance mutual understanding between the next
generations.

The Chinese
Ambassador, therefore, encouraged the PhD candidates to embrace the opportunity
to create brilliant lives and make greater contributions to Ghana.

GNA

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