The University of Cape Coast (UCC) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Johannesburg University, South Africa, to deepen the collaboration between the two institutions.
The purpose of the MoU is to establish joint research programme, exchange of post graduate students, as well as student exchange and study abroad programmes.
Other areas of the collaboration include exchange of academic employees for the purpose of research, teaching and the presentation of special courses in the fields of their specialisation, jointly funded or third-party funded educational or economic assistance activities. The rest are joint conferences, seminars and symposia, exchange of scientific and educational literature produced by either or both of the parties, as well as exchange of materials on the most relevant and topical research by researchers of both parties.
The Pro-Vice- Chancellor, Prof. George K. T. Oduro , signed on behalf of UCC, whilst the Executive Dean of the Faculty of Law of the Johannesburg University , Prof. Letlhokwa George Mpeisy, signed on behalf of his University.
Speaking at the signing ceremony, Prof. Oduro, said: " For us,UCC, we want our Faculty of Law to be a model which the nation will emulate in terms of our delivery and practice ". He said UCC was committed to activities that would build the capacities of its staff and students. He used the occasion to commend the Founding Dean Of the Faculty of Law, Prof. Bondzi Simpson, for laying a solid foundation for the Faculty which was being built upon by the current Dean of the Faculty, Mr. Kujo McDave.
For his part, Prof.Letlhokwa George Mpeisy, expressed appreciation to the University management for the opportunity to partner the Faculty of Law of UCC . He assured the Pro -Vice-Chancellor that his University would abide by the provisions in the MoU.
Prof. Letlhokwa George Mpeisy was accompanied on the visit by Prof. Sarel Du Toit, Prof. Charl Hugo and Mr. Theophilus E. Coleman, a LLD candidate, from the Faculty of Law at the University of Johannesburg.
Present at the brief ceremony were the Registrar, Mr. John Kofi Nyan; the Dean of the Faculty of Law, Mr. Kujo McDave, and some officials of the Faculty.