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Mar 14, 2011

Undergraduate program restructured


Prof. Ernest Aryeetey, the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ghana, Legon (UG), has announced that UG has restructured its undergraduate programmes in Humanities and Sciences, with many new courses and programmes introduced, as well revision of existing ones.

He said the university has inaugurated a steering committee to oversee the process of creating a multi-disciplinary institute of applied scientific research to facilitate industrial transformation in Ghana and other parts of Africa.

 Prof. Aryeetey disclosed this at Legon in Accra, at the UG’s congregation, saying that the work of the institute is expected to be in areas including food processing and the development of materials for various production processes, including packaging and environmental conservation.

 The Vice-Chancellor pointed out that in a bid to improve upon the overall university experience of students; a programme to upgrade facilities in the traditional halls of residence is ongoing.

 Mrs. Betty Mould-Iddrisu, the Minister of Education, on her part reiterated government’s commitment to provide adequate infrastructure and other facilities for all public universities to promote quality education.

 In all 4,408 students graduated, including 846 postgraduates, 21 doctoral candidates, 2,976 undergraduates and 565 diploma and certificate holders.

Source: ISD