Announcements

Live Streaming of 2019 Aggrey Fraser Guggisberg Memorial Lectures

Starting March 21, 2019 - Ending March 21, 2020

Members of the University community are informed that the 2019 Aggrey Fraser Guggisberg Memorial Lectures will be streamed live on the University of Ghana YouTube channel.

 
Please click the links below to access the streams.

 

2019 Aggrey-Fraser-Guggisberg Memorial Lectures by K. Riva Levinson - Day 1

https://youtu.be/bw8myk5mkwg

 

2019 Aggrey-Fraser-Guggisberg Memorial Lectures by K. Riva Levinson - Day 2

https://youtu.be/2I5KD6ccpbk

 

 

Project Vacancy Announcement - Communication and Advocacy Officer

Starting March 19, 2019 - Ending March 19, 2020

 

The Regional Institute for Population Studies (RIPS), University of Ghana, Legon is seeking to recruit a self-motivated and highly-qualified candidate as its Communication and Advocacy Officer for its Health Cities for Adolescent (HCA) Project.

 

POSITION:                   COMMUNICATION AND ADVOCACY OFFICER

REPORTING TO:          THE PROJECT DIRECTOR, HCA PROJECT, RIPS          

This is a three-year full-time position to be held at the Regional Institute for Population Studies (RIPS), University of Ghana, Legon with frequent travel within Northern and Greater-Accra Regions.

 

Job Description

The successful applicant will be responsible for:

  • Day-to-day public relations management of the project
  • Providing relevant technical support for timely release of scientific and policy information for public consumption 
  • Mobilising logistics, human resources and the media for specialised events (e.g. adolescent clinics and retreats, workshops, seminars, summits, policy dialogues), which are major components of the project
  • Assisting in the monitoring and evaluation of the project’s media and public impact
  • Ensuring timely reporting of project’s activities and outcomes in relevant news outlets
  • Supporting the ICT Unit to mainstream social media across all components of the project
  • Performing other duties, as may be assigned by project management

 

Required Qualification/Experience

  1. The applicant must hold a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in a Social Science Discipline from a globally-recognised University, obtained in not less than ten years (10 years) from the date of this advertisement. A Master’s Degree (MA/MPhil) qualification in the area of Development Studies, Population Studies, or Child Rights will be an advantage.
  2. In addition, the applicant must:
  • have a minimum of 5 years of active working experience, some of it in the field of public relations, marketing and events management
  • demonstrate clear journalistic leadership skills and able to work with limited supervision
  • be aware of, and sensitive to adolescent rights and gender issues  
  • show strong writing and reporting skills
  • be prepared to work for long hours and within diverse cultures and teams

 

How to Apply

Applications should include mandatory:

(1) One-page letter of motivation/interest

(2) A three-page (maximum including cover if any) up-to-date post first degree qualification curriculum vitae (CV) stating with personal data, qualifications, previous work experience and task descriptions related to above requirements,

(3) One sample of report published by candidate in a legitimate source (e.g. Journal, Newspaper). 

 

Qualified applicants should send email applications with the subject “Communication and Advocacy Officer” to rips@ug.edu.gh and addressed to: The Director, Regional Institute for Population Studies, University of Ghana, Legon

 

Deadline for receipt of applications is close of day April 15, 2019.

 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and not later than April 19, 2019.   

 

 

Notice to Shortlisted Collaborators The University of Ghana (UG) Maker Space

Starting March 14, 2019 - Ending March 14, 2020

OFFICE OF RESEARCH, INNOVATION AND DEVELOPMENT (ORID)

 

 

NOTICE TO SHORTLISTED COLLABORATORS

THE UNIVERSITY OF GHANA (UG) MAKER SPACE

A Makerspace is a 21st century digitally-connected community workshop and lab, open to entrepreneurs and people in general who are interested in learning, designing and working together in a collaborative environment. Technical expertise for the establishment of the Makerspace has been generously provided by the Impact Hub, Accra.  http://accra.impacthub.net/

On December 5, 2018 a call for collaborators was issued by the Office of Research, Innovation and Development for the development and management of a UG Makerspace.

Intended beneficiaries of this space include students, faculty and industry.

We are pleased to share with the University Community the list of thirteen (13) collaborators comprising eleven (11) academic and non -academic staff, one (1) Institute and one (1) School.

  1. List of Individual Collaborators

No.

Name of Individual

Department/

School/College

Area of Expertise

1

Dr. Mrs. Agartha Ohemeng

Nutrition and Food Science

Child Malnutrition, Multidisciplinary approaches for addressing children malnutrition

2

Professor Oheneba Sakyi

School of Continuing and Distance Education

Educational Technology and Innovation

3

Dr. Richmond Aryeetey

Population Family and Reproductive Health

Public Health Nutrition

4

Dr. Elsie Effah Kaufmann

Biomedical Engineering

Engineering design, Design and selection of biomaterials, Medical device development

5

Mr. Jaato Bright Nsolebna

Chemistry

Renewable energy, Climate Change and Chemistry

6

Dr. Patrick Arthur

Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology

Drug discovery and chemical systems biology (Natural product chemistry, Microbiology Systems Biology Mycology, Medicinal Fermentation and Biotech Enterprises)

7

Mr. Godsway Asamoah

Agricultural Economics

 Agricultural Economics

 

8

Mr. Samuel Kpah

Economics

Development and International Economics

9

Dr. Benjamin Fiebor

CBAS

 Instrumentation

10

Dr. Matilda Essandoh Laar

Family and Consumer Sciences

 Nutrition

11.

Mrs. Abena Engmann

Office of Research, Innovation and Development

Managing Finance

 

  1. List of Unit Collaborators

No.

Name of Unit

College

Area of Expertise

1.

Institute of Applied Science and Technology

College of Basic and Applied Sciences

  1. Mobilization of University of Ghana resources for the transfer of knowledge, technology and innovation to industry, government and community in areas of;  
  • food processing, packaging and agribusiness
  • energy and climate change mitigation,
  • natural resources management and sustainable exploitation
  • health and traditional medicines
  • infrastructure development, water and sanitation
  1. Foster strong collaborations and interaction between industry and academia.

2.

School of Engineering Sciences

College of Basic and Applied Sciences

 Product Development, Machines, mobile apps, Robotics (Varied industrial applications)

 

 

Centre For European Studies - 8th Lecture Series

Starting March 11, 2019 - Ending March 11, 2020

The Centre For European Studies invites the University Community to its 8th Lecture Series as Follows:

 

Theme: Gender Issues in Europe: Lessons for Ghana

Date: Friday, 5th April 2019. Time: 10:00 am.

Venue: Bank of Ghana Auditorium, Economics Department, University of Ghana

 

Lead Researcher/Presenter: Mrs. Joana Opare, Executive Director, Gender Planning Consult

Chairperson: Her Excellency Ambassador Alicia Rico, Spanish Ambassador to Ghana

Special Guest of Honor: Her Excellency Ambassador Diana Acconcia, Head, European Union Delegation to Ghana

Director: Prof. Ransford Gyampo

 

All are Cordially Invited

 

 

Vacancy Announcement - Surveillance Coordinator

Starting March 11, 2019 - Ending March 11, 2020

 

University of Ghana

Vacancy Announcement

 

The University of Ghana invites qualified applicants for the undermentioned

 

1. POSITION: SURVEILLANCE COORDINATOR

REPORTING TO: TECHNICAL LEAD

 

BACKGROUND

The University of Ghana in collaboration with its consortium partners will undertake a project on AntiMicrobial Resistance (AMR) in Ghana. The project primarily focuses on improving laboratory capacity for diagnosis and surveillance of AMR in low-income countries where AMR has a disproportionate impact.

 

JOB PURPOSE

Subject to receipt of funding, the project seeks to recruit a Full-time Surveillance Coordinator who will work under the supervision of the Technical Oversight Committee and closely with the other members of the Project Team to ensure effective implementation of the project activities.

The Surveillance Coordinator will lead a variety of project planning and management activities.

He/ She will be responsible for the day-to-day management and execution of the project and will report directly to the Technical Lead through the Project Manager.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

These will include but not limited to:

* Support Technical Oversight Committee (TOC) and Technical Working Groups (TWG) to draw up the framework for Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) surveillance systems for Human health and Animal health.

* Support the TOC and the TWG Leads to define Terms of Reference for Reference and Sentinel Labs, including key performance indicators.

* Provide support for harmonization and standardization of SOPs for culture, identification and antibiotic susceptibility testing and reporting.

* Support the TOC and TWG Leads to review all current AMR diagnostic protocols and internal quality controls at representative healthcare facilities, including laboratory quality management systems

* Receive, plate and confirm identification of isolates received from Sentinel Sites. Confirm/perform Antimicrobial Susceptibility Tests according to current CLSI/EUCAST Guidelines.

* Collect and analyse data on the antimicrobial susceptibility patterns of isolates of clinical and public health importance using WHONET.

* Disseminate information on antimicrobial resistance trends and be able to write scientific reports on the trends of resistance.

* Coordinate training for staff at sentinel sites coupled with scheduled monitoring and evaluation, internal and external quality assurance with feedbacks provided.

* Any other duties assigned by the TOC on the AMR project.

 

QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE

The ideal candidate must possess at least a bachelor’s degree in Medical Microbiology, Epidemiology or related field plus 2 years’ of fieldwork.

* Be capable of doing Phenotypic and genotypic analysis of antimicrobial drug resistance.

* Have experience with WHONET and related software.

* Have strong verbal and written communication skills particularly over the telephone.

* Be a self-motivated person who has strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work independently and, in a team setting.

* Be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office, especially Word, Excel and Access.

* Have strong knowledge of public health practices and methodology.

* Must Possess excellent attention to details and organizational skills.

 

COMPETENCIES

* Strong oral and written communication skills

* Ability to use relevant computer software

* Ability to meet timelines and work on tasks that may require flexible working hours including evenings and weekends

This appointment is valid for eighteen (18) months and may be extended subject to further funding of the project and impressive performance.

 

METHOD OF APPLICATION

Interested applicants are requested to submit:

* An application letter;

* Curriculum vitae with names of referees who are familiar with their qualifications and experience;

* Copies of relevant educational certificates; and

* A completed application form for Senior Staff to be downloaded from the University’s website.

The application pack should be submitted to the Director, Human Resource and Organizational Development Directorate, University of Ghana, P. O. Box LG 25, Legon not later than Monday March 18, 2019.

REGISTRAR

 

Vacancy Announcement - Communications and Liaison Officer

Starting March 7, 2019 - Ending March 7, 2020

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

The Sentinel Ghana project invites qualified applicants for the under-mentioned

 

POSITION:                           COMMUNICATIONS AND LIAISON OFFICER

REPORTING TO:                CO-INVESTIGATOR, SENTINEL PROJECT

START DATE:                     1 MAY 2019

 

Background

The Sentinel Project (Social and Environmental Trade-offs in African Agriculture) (Ghana component) – www.sentinel-gcrf.org, hosted by the Department of Soil Science, University of Ghana, is seeking to recruit a Project Coordinator and Communications Officer. Sentinel is a collaborative research project under the UK’s Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF), led by the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), UK (www.iied.org). The project seeks to understand the extent, nature, drivers and impacts of agricultural expansion into natural habitats (forests, wetlands, savannah) in Ghana, Ethiopia and Zambia, in order to inform policy decisions on land use, ecosystem conservation and agricultural development.

 

Job Purpose

The full-time Project Coordinator and Communications Officer will provide administrative, project management and logistical support to the Ghana Sentinel project team (60-70% of the time) and lead the project’s communications and stakeholder engagement activities in Ghana (30-40% of the time). The job holder will report to and be supervised by the Co-Investigator at the Department of Soil Science, University of Ghana. The project started in October 2017 and will end in December 2021.

He/ She shall get himself/ herself acquainted with key project documents to understand the themes and scope of the Sentinel project, while performing administrative duties, communications and coordination roles. This is an opportunity to work with a dynamic international team on an exciting topic.

Duties and Responsibilities

These will include, but are not limited to:

  1. Coordination and management of project activities, resources, equipment and information to ensure smooth and efficient day-to-day operations of research and other related project activities (60-70% of time) by:
    • Handling daily project secretarial and administrative duties
    • Organising and managing project data
    • Preparing agenda, organising project meetings and taking minutes
    • Organising project events such as workshops, side events, etc., with inputs from the project researchers (who would be in charge of the technical content)
    • Sending reminders of meetings and responsibilities to Sentinel team members
    • Managing and responding to project-related emails and letters
    • Keeping records of costs and expenditure in order to prepare financial reports of the project budget
    • Managing procurement of project materials
    • Preparing requests for funds from the Office of Research, Innovation and Development (ORID) and acquire project supplies under the guidance of the Team Leader
    • Assisting the Team Leader to prepare progress reports for Sentinel Global Designing and drafting contracts and terms of reference for specific consultancy services
    • Working with the project MEL (Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning) advisory to monitor and update the project work plan
    • Making travel arrangements / flight bookings / visa etc for team members and organise accommodation and transport for project visitors.
  2. Serving as a Communications Officer by performing the following roles (30-40% of time):
    • Implement the project’s communications strategy in Ghana
    • Participate in the Sentinel community of practice (this includes the communications officers in Ethiopia, Zambia and the UK) – some of this may involve international travel
    • Gather contact details for key contacts for a Sentinel database of stakeholders
    • Pro-actively manage Sentinel’s stakeholder engagement in Ghana by building relationships with key stakeholders and understanding their interests
    • Lead in developing project-specific communication materials and ensure their dissemination to relevant stakeholders
    • Manage general publicity of project content and goals in Ghana
    • Develop and maintain strong media ties to confirm widespread outreach of project themes and content to stakeholders and the general public
    • Develop and write creative content for the Sentinel website as required (with support from the Ghana Sentinel research team).
  3. Undertake any other duties compatible with this role assigned by the Co-Investigator.

 

Qualifications & Experience

 

Essential  (please do NOT apply if you do not meet these requirements)

Desirable / of advantage

A good Bachelor’s degree in a project-relevant field (social sciences, economics, agriculture, environmental sciences, forestry, geography or similar)

A post-graduate qualification in project management and / or communications

A minimum of two (2) years of working experience in a project coordination / project management  / communications role (involving most of the duties and responsibilities outlined above)

5 or more years of experience in managing large, complex projects

 

  • A proven track record in effective project activity
  • Proven track record of communications experience – writing and developing copy, familiarity with online platforms, marketing and networking

 

Key skills and competencies

The following indicates what would typically be expected for this role at a competent level:

  • Ability to operate in an environment of uncertainty and incomplete information and make well-reasoned decisions
  • Project management – demonstrate knowledge and experience in working on and supporting project management to achieve various outcomes
  • Stakeholder management – ability to successfully manage a wide network of relationships
  • Communication – accurately and clearly convey timely information and ideas, using a style and manner of presentation appropriate to the target audience
  • Problem resolution – act on identified needs and expectations, and resolve issues and problems of stakeholders ensuring that actions and decisions address stakeholder needs & expectations
  • Excellent writing skills, particularly for policy audiences
  • Proficiency in using the Microsoft Office package (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)

Personal attributes

  • Attention to detail
  • Strong communication skills in English, including written and oral presentation skills
  • Sound judgement and initiative
  • Sound decision-making skills
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Effective time management
  • Self-motivated and able to work with little supervision
  • Negotiation skills with ability to resolve conflict situations
  • Desire to enhance knowledge and skills
  • Empathy for agriculture and environmental issues and a genuine desire to contribute to environment and development in Ghana
  • Energetic and able to play the desired roles.

 

Other requirements

Occasionally required to work outside of normal working hours.

This appointment is valid for one (1) year and will be extended subject to an assessment-based performance.

Method of Application

Interested applicants are requested to submit:

  • An application letter
  • A motivational statement
  • Curriculum vitae with names of referees who are familiar with their qualifications and experience
  • Copies of relevant educational certificates

The application should be addressed and submitted via email only to:

Professor SGK Adiku (s_adiku@ug.edu.gh), and copied to the Co-Investigator (dneina@ug.edu.gh), Sentinel Ghana Project, Department of Soil Science, P. O. Box LG 245, School of Agriculture, College of Applied and Basic Sciences, University of Ghana, Legon – Accra.

 

The application deadline is  Sunday, March 31, 2019.       

 

Recruitment timetable:

  • 31 March: Application window closes
  • 8 April: Shortlisted candidates are invited for interview
  • Week starting 15 April: interviews
  • 1 May: anticipated start date                                                 

                                                                                               

 

 

TDR Postgraduate Scholarship in Implementation Research

Starting February 19, 2019 - Ending February 19, 2020

TDR Postgraduate Scholarship in Implementation Research

Academic Year 2019/2020

Deadline for applications: 30 April 2019

 

The Office of Research, Innovation and Development (ORID) is pleased to announce a Call for Applications for the award of scholarships for one-year Masters studies in Public Health for the 2019/2020 academic year. The scholarship is supported by TDR (the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases, which is co-sponsored by UNICEF, UNDP, the World Bank, and WHO). The vision of TDR is that the health and wellbeing of people burdened by infectious diseases of poverty is improved through research and training.

 

COVERAGE

The scheme provides scholarships for fulltime studies and is focused on courses relevant to a career in implementation research. Implementation research is a growing field that supports the identification of health system bottlenecks and approaches to address them and is particularly useful in low- and middle-income countries where many health interventions do not reach those who need them the most.  The goal of this scheme is to enhance graduate training capacity and boost the number of researchers in low and middle-income countries. The scholarship recipients will conduct their thesis projects on implementation research on infectious diseases of poverty, including neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), malaria and tuberculosis, in Ghana. Recipients will be enrolled as postgraduate students.

 

Further information on implementation research is available on the WHO TDR website at the following link: www.who.int/tdr/publications/topics/ir-toolkit/en/

 

STUDY AREAS

Ten (10) Master’s scholarships will be offered under the programme for the 2019/2020 academic year in the following areas:

  • Master’s in Public Health
  • MSc Applied Health and Social Sciences

 

ELIGIBILITY

Applicants should

 

  1. Women are encouraged to apply.
  2. Candidates from French-speaking and Portuguese-speaking countries with a good working knowledge of English are encouraged to apply. Please take note that the language of instruction is English. An English language improvement course will be arranged prior to the start of the programme.
  3. Candidates from less privileged regions or groups as well as candidates with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

 

SCHOLARSHIP PACKAGE

The scholarship is tenable at the University of Ghana, School of Public Health, and covers:

  • one round return economy airfare between the home country of the student and Accra, Ghana.
  • tuition and academic fees;
  • basic medical and accident insurance;
  • monthly stipend to cover living expenses including accommodation equivalent to local living cost; and
  • support for research project/thesis expenses during data collection.

 

HOW TO APPLY

Applications for the TDR international postgraduate scholarship must be submitted online at: https://admission.ug.edu.gh/tdr.

Applicants must simultaneously submit applications for admission into the relevant programme at University of Ghana: http://admission.ug.edu.gh/freshstudents/index.php/graduate-admissions/apply-now.html  

Please take note that this is a requirement and the deadline for UG admission is 31 May 2019.

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE                                                                                                                   

The deadline for submission of scholarship applications is TUESDAY, 30 APRIL 2019.

 

SELECTION

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for an interview. Applicants will have seven (7) calendar days to confirm acceptance after notification of offer. After this date, it will be assumed that the student is unable to take up the scholarship. University of Ghana reserves the right to refuse or end attribution of the scholarship if any information provided in support of the application is false.

 

For more information on the scheme at the University of Ghana, please contact:

E-mail: Pre and Post Award Services @ orid-ppa@ug.edu.gh

or

Mrs Abena Engmann @ aengmann@ug.edu.gh

International Sociological Association (ISA) Research Committee 22 – Sociology Of Religion Mid-Term Conference 2019

Starting February 18, 2019 - Ending February 18, 2020

Theme: Rethinking Religion in the Public Sphere in 21st century Global South

The politics of knowledge that seeks to posit it as a preserve of the West has exacerbated a criticism against the dominance of Euro-American Scholarship in the sociology of religion, particularly in its interpretation of religious reality in Africa, and the global South more generally. In advancing the changing dominant pattern of knowledge production and consumption, which reflects a very stratified global division of intellectual labour, this conference draws on historical and methodological trajectories to explore innovative ways in which the sociology of religion can employ both theoretical and epistemological insights into sociological understanding of religion in the global South and its diaspora. What are the current trends and trajectories within the sociology of religion in the global South? What knowledges are being produced by sociologists of religion in the global South? How and to what extent do they contribute to global sociology of religion scholarship? How is religion located in private and/or public spheres? To what extent is religion engaged in the public sphere? How is religion even defined and negotiated in the global South within wider processes of secularization? Also important is the distinction between secular and sacred domains in public life.

The conference draws on ethnographic data of researchers in the field to demonstrate how religious forms, expressions and experiences in the global South either reinforce or transcend socio-political, ethnic, regional, class, age and gender identities and boundaries. Paper and panel proposals are invited from scholars of religion, sociologists of religion and others engaged in interdisciplinary research that extend debates on these and related questions.

Abstract proposals of not more than 150 words should reach the organizers by April 15, 2019 through the following email address: UG-ISA-RC22-Conference@ug.edu.gh

Notification of accepted abstracts: May 31, 2019.

Sub-themes:

- Religion in private and public spheres

- Public reason, public religion and the public sphere

- South-south transnational networks

- Religion and global South publics

- Global South, secularism and post-secularism

- Religion, migration and the public sphere

- Controversies, religious transformation and innovation

- Religion, environment and sustainable development

- Religion and the political economy

- Religion, governance and politics

- Religion, leadership and public accountability

- Religion, gender, sexuality

- Religion, culture and media

- Religion, conflict and violence

- Religion and crime

- Sacred places and spaces

Venue: University of Ghana, Legon, Accra, Bank of Ghana Conference Centre

Dates: Thursday, November 14 to Monday, November 18, 2019.

(Arrival: November 14; Departure November 18)



CONFERENCE LOGISTICS

Organizers:

Host and local organizing committee:

1. Michael P.K. Okyerefo, School of Arts, University of Ghana & Board Member, RC 22 Africa Rep.

2. Rose Mary Amenga-Etego, Department of Religions, University of Ghana

3. Genevieve Nrenzah, Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana

With the support of:

4. Afe Adogame, Princeton Theological Seminary & RC 22 President

5. Anna Halafoff, Deakin University, Australia, RC22 Secretary General/Treasurer

 

Exams and Interview Schedule for Graduate Entry Medical Programme (GEMP) Admissions

Starting February 11, 2019 - Ending February 11, 2020

Students who applied to the Graduate Entry Medical Programme (GEMP) should note the following dates:

1.Entrance Examination (Tuesday)- 12th February, 2019
 Time:- 7.00am
 Venues for the exams:- CHS - New Examination Hall
  - Obst. & Gynea Exams Hall Korle-Bu
   
   
2Interview Date:- 14 – 15 February, 2019
 Venue for the Interview- School of Medicine and Dentistry
  - Conference room @ 8.00am
   

 

Call for Applications University of Ghana School of Public Health WHO HRP Alliance Postgraduate Scholarship 2019/2020

Starting February 11, 2019 - Ending February 11, 2020

University of Ghana School of Public Health (UGSPH) in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) Human Reproduction Programme (HRP) Alliance is pleased to invite suitably qualified candidates to apply for a place in the following full-time postgraduate programmes, with focus on Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) Implementation Research, for the 2019/2020 academic year, commencing August 2019.

  1. Master’s Degree Scholarships (Master’s in Public Health - 12 months, Fulltime)
  2. PhD Scholarships (48 months – Fulltime)

The scheme, UGSPH HRP Alliance Hub, provides scholarships for fulltime studies. Only applicants from WHO African Region are eligible to apply.

The goal of this scheme is to enhance graduate training capacity building and boost the number of sexual and reproductive health and rights researchers in African countries.  Thus, the training will be focused on courses relevant to a career in sexual and reproductive health and rights implementation research with focus on ousting preventable maternal morbidity and mortality, improving neonatal health, ensuring delivery of quality sexual and reproductive health services, prevention of violence against women and girls and adolescent sexual and reproductive health needs, and other SRHR related areas. This therefore supports the identification of health system bottlenecks in SRHR and approaches to addressing them. 

 

Eligibility

  • Applicants must be a citizen of any of the countries in the WHO African Region
  • Applicants should normally be under 35 years old for the Master’s programme, and under 40 years of age for the PhD programme.
  • People affiliated to WHO Human Reproductive Programme Partner Institutions are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Applicants must meet the standard University of Ghana admission requirements for both local and international graduate students, and have gained admission to the University of Ghana.  : http://admission.ug.edu.gh/applying/postgraduate/apply-now-post-graduate-admissions .

Scholarship Package

The scholarship is tenable at the University of Ghana, School of Public Health and covers:

  • Full tuition fees
  • Full research costs towards dissertation/thesis
  • Monthly stipend to cover living expenses including accommodation, equivalent to local living cost
  • Return economy airfare between the home country of the student and Accra, Ghana.

 

How to Apply

Applicants must submit the following documents by email to whohrp-ghanahub@ug.edu.gh:

  1. Filled application form for the UGSPH WHO HRP Hub international postgraduate scholarship to be downloaded from the School of Public Health Website: http://publichealth.ug.edu.gh/  or the University of Ghana Website www.ug.edu.gh
  2. Full Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  3. Personal statement
  4. Two references. Referees should email their recommendations directly to

    whohrp-ghanahub@ug.edu.gh
  5. Evidence of submission of University of Ghana application for admission into relevant postgraduate programme.

Note: Awarding of Scholarship is subject to gaining admission to the University of Ghana. Only successful applicants would be contacted.

 

Calendar for Application

  • Deadline for application  

12th April, 2019

  • Qualifying Examination  

24th May, 2019

  • Announcement of selection result  

15th June, 2019

 

Results

Successful applicants will have 14 calendar days to confirm acceptance after notification of offer. After this date, it will be assumed that the student is unable to take the scholarship and will be given to the next available qualified applicant. The University of Ghana School of Public Health WHO HRP Alliance Hub reserves the right to refuse or terminate the scholarship if any information provided in support of the application is false.

 

Enquires

For more information on the scheme at the University of Ghana, please contact:

Mr. Derrick Holdbrook

Mobile nr: +233 24 762 7832

E-mail: whohrp-ghanahub@ug.edu.gh

 

Professor Kwasi Torpey

Mobile nr: +233 24 456 3322

E-mail: ktorpey@ug.edu.gh

 

Please click here for the application form

 

 

Anglophone Regional Workshop on Surveillance, Monitoring and Evaluation of Malaria Control Programs

Starting February 11, 2019 - Ending September 11, 2019

Rationale

Since 2010, the University of Ghana, School of Public Health, in collaboration with MEASURE Evaluation, has offered an annual, regional workshop on surveillance, monitoring, and evaluation (SME) of malaria programs. This workshop fulfills a need for better SME support to generate high-quality data and to analyze and use data to better inform program planning at the country level. To build the capacity of professionals in Africa, this non-degree course provides training in the tools and techniques used to monitor and evaluate malaria programs. 

 

Workshop Objectives

The workshop aims to: 

Build skills in fundamental concepts and practical approaches to SME of malaria programs 

Discuss programmatic applications of main tools and data systems used to monitor and evaluate malaria programs 

Provide a venue for participants to share and learn from other country experiences to strengthen their SME systems 

Create an alumni group of SME experts



Course Content

The course will provide participants with SME tools, techniques, and resources needed for planning, organizing, and managing malaria programs and projects.

The first week, June 24-28, 2019 will focus on SME fundamentals of malaria programs. Modules include: Using Data for Decision-Making; Designing and Implementing SME Plans; Frameworks, Indicators; Data Sources; Data Quality; Evaluation Designs; Data Management and Analysis; and Data Presentation, Interpretation, and Use. 

The second week, July 1-5, 2019 will offer two track options held concurrently. Participants may choose one track per year. 

 

Please click here for more details

 

 

 

 

 

 

13th International Conference on HIV Treatment, Pathogenesis, and Prevention Research in Resource-Limited Settings

Starting February 5, 2019 - Ending February 5, 2020

The 13th annual   INTEREST   Conference will   be   held   in Accra, Ghana, from   May   14-17,   2019. Known  as  the  “African  CROI”, INTEREST  brings  together  scientists,  implementers,  and  health  care professionals involved in HIV treatment, pathogenesis, and prevention research from around the world.

The conference provides a platform to share pivotal findings, promote collaboration, and transfer experiences across several fields and continents including Africa, Europe, and North America

 

Please click the link below for more information on the conference.

 

 

 

Scholarship for MPHIL In Hydrology/Hydrogeology Under AUC/EU Funded Project

Starting January 17, 2019 - Ending January 17, 2020

A SCHOLARSHIP FOR MPHIL IN HYDROLOGY/HYDROGEOLOGY UNDER AUC/EU FUNDED PROJECT

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a scholarship to pursue a 2 year Master of Philosophy Degree with specialization in Hydrogeology. The project is funded by the African Union Commission in collaboration with the European Union. Selected candidates will be working on the Multi-scale Flood Monitoring and Assessment Services for West Africa (MiFMASS) Project. Candidates should meet the requirements for admission to a graduate program in the University of Ghana and should have a good BSc or equivalent in Earth Science, Geology, Hydrology or related field with at least a Second Class Lower Division or better qualification. 

The MiFMASS project has a consortium of 7 institutions from 5 West African countries (Ghana, Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, and Benin). The project is led by the Center for Space Science Technology Education (CSSTE) at the Owolowo Abafemi University in Nigeria. In Ghana, University of Ghana (Department of Earth Science) and the Water Research Institute (WRI) of CSIR are partners. The successful candidate will work with the project partners and pursue his/her thesis within the project’s study area (Black Volta Basin) in Ghana. The successful candidate will be required to enroll in August 2019.

 

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE SCHOLARSHIP

In addition to the online University of Ghana application for admission, candidates interested in being considered for the scholarship should submit

  • a letter of intent;
  •  brief proposal (5 pages);
  • certified transcripts and certificates;
  • Three (3) confidential letters of recommendation

These documents should be submitted to:

The Secretary

Department of Earth Science

University of Ghana

Legon

(Email: lofori-nyarko@ug.edu.gh)

 

Additional information may be obtained from the Coordinator of the project in University of Ghana, Prof. Sandow Mark Yidana at smyidana@ug.edu.gh; yidanas117@gmail.com.

The following shall be considered in the selection of a suitably qualified candidate for this scholarship:

  1. Candidate must meet the University of Ghana requirements for admission to the program;
  2. In addition, candidate must have had at least Second Class (Upper Division) or equivalent from a recognized, regionally accredited institution;
  3. Candidate must have submitted a proposal and personal essay which will be adequately assessed and vetted by a competent panel established by the department;
  4. The candidate must have passed an interview session to be conducted by a panel of experts in the area;
  5. A strong background in remote sensing and hydrological modeling will be an advantage.

Deadline for applications is Friday, March 8, 2019.

 

 

 

Call for Scholarship Applications 2019 at African Regional Postgraduate Programme in Insect Science (ARPPIS)

Starting January 17, 2019 - Ending January 17, 2020

The programme aims at fostering strong, internationally oriented higher education systems in Sub-Saharan Africa with the capacity to contribute to sustainable development. To this end, scholarships are granted for development-related Master or doctoral studies for individuals who plan to pursue a career in teaching and / or research at a higher education institution in Sub-Saharan Africa. 

By training future academic and professional leaders, the programme contributes to the following long-term impacts: 

  • Qualified professionals’ involvement in the solution of development-related problems in Sub-Saharan Africa 
  • Graduates strengthening education and research in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Structural strengthening and regional networking of partner institutions and partner universities 

Click this link for more information.

 

 

 

Live Streaming of 70th Annual New Year School and Conference

Starting January 15, 2019 - Ending January 15, 2020

The 70th Annual New Year School and Conference is ongoing. 

Please find below links to access the live-stream for the various sessions:

 

70th Annual New Year School and Conference - Lecture Day 4 

Morning 9:00 am (17/1/2019)

Topic: Improving the Electoral Process for Democratic Consolidation

SpeakerDr. Kwadwo Afari Gyan - Former Chairman, Electoral Commission

DiscussantDr Emmanuel Akwetey - Executive Director, Institute for Democratic Governance (IDEG)

Streaming Linkhttps://youtu.be/LXjrY8-AoLU

 

 

70th Annual New Year School and Conference - Panel Discussion Day 4

Morning 11:30am (17/1/2019)

Topic:  30 years of Decentralisation: Challenges and Prospects

Speakers:

Ing. Dr. Nana Ato Arthur - Head, Local Government Service

Dr. Esther Ofei-Aboagye - Consultant and former Director, Institute of Local Government Studies

Dr. Eric Oduro Osae  - Dean of Studies and Research, Institute of Local Government Studies

ChairpersonHon. Hajia Alima Mahama - Minister, Local Government & Rural Development

Streaming Linkhttps://youtu.be/UnU_GPI8sj0

 

70th Annual New Year School and Conference - Open Forum Day 4 Afternoon

Open Forum - Moderator:

Hon. Hajia Alima Mahama - Minister, Local Government & Rural Development

Closing Ceremony

ChairpersonProf. Samuel Kwame Offei - Pro-Vice Chancellor, Academic and Student Affairs (ASA), UG

Streaming Linkhttps://youtu.be/f9lJ6SFinTI

 

 

70th Annual New Year School and Conference - Panel Discussion Day 3

Morning 9:10 am (16/1/2019)

Topic: Political Vigilantism and Ghana's Democracy

Panelists:

Dr Emmanuel Kwesi Aning - Director: Faculty of Academic Affairs and Research (FAAR) Kofi Annan International Peace Keeping Training Centre (KAIPTC)

Mr Ivor Greenstreet - Lawyer, Former CPP General Secretary, 2016 Flag-bearer CPP

Chairman

Mr Sidney Casely-Hayford - The New Ghanaian, McCarthy Hill

Streaming Linkhttps://youtu.be/_n2SPiYfGrk

 

70th Annual New Year School and Conference - Panel Discussion Day 3

Afternoon 2:30 pm (16/1/2019)

Topic: Building a Stronger Civil Society for Effective Accountability 

Panelists

Mr Ace Anan Ankomah - Managing Partner, Bentsil-Enchil, Lesta and Ankomah

Miss Josephine Nkrumah - Chairperson, National Commission on Civic Education (NCCE)

Chairman:  Prof Henry Kwasi Prempeh - Executive Director, Centre for Democratic Development (CDD)

Streaming Link : https://youtu.be/Aag9aB_AVQ4

 

70th Annual New Year School and Conference - Panel Discussion Day 2

Morning 9:00 am

Topic: The Judiciary and Democratic Consolidation

Speakers: Mr. Kofi Abotsi - Legal Practitioner, Accra

Her Ladyship Justice Sophia O.A. Adinyira - Justice of the Supreme Court Judicial Service

Chairman: Prof. Henrietta Mensa-Bonsu: University of Ghana Law School

Streaming Link: https://youtu.be/iV4GxC4Bq1g

 

70th Annual New Year School and Conference - Lecture Day 2

Morning 11:15am

Topic: Strengthening Anti-Corruption State Institutions in Ghana

Speaker: Mr. Joseph Akanjolenur Whittal - Commissioner, Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ)

Discussant: Mr Vitus Azeem - Former Executive Director, Ghana Integrity Initiative.

Streaming Link: https://youtu.be/wRRwRa8KwrQ

 

70th Annual New Year School and Conference - Lecture Day 2

Afternoon 2pm

Topic: Investigative Journalism, Corruption and Sustainable Development.

Speaker: Prof. Audrey Gadzekpo - Dean, School of Information & Communication Studies, UG

Discussant: Mr. Yaw Boadu-Ayeboafoh - Chairman, National Media Commission

Streaming Link: https://youtu.be/4hsC6hwRb1M

 

Please click here to access the Opening Ceremony which took place yesterday, Monday, January 14, 2019.

Please click here to access the Presentation for Monday, January 14, 2019.

 

Panel Discussion – 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm 

Topic: Effective Legislative Oversight for Countervailing Authority

Speakers: Honourable Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu (Majority Leader, Parliament of Ghana)

Honourable Haruna Iddrisu (Minority Leader, Parliament of Ghana)

Streaming Link: https://youtu.be/D5EBhbMIUIo

 

Lecture 4:15pm – 6:15pm

Topic: Beyond Election Machines: Building Stronger Political Parties for Democratic Consolidation

Speaker: Professor Ransford Gyampo, Director – Centre for European Studies, UG.

Discussant: Mr. Peter Mac Manu – Board Chairman, Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority

Streaming Link: https://youtu.be/rvNUiJ5FAhw

 

Members of the university community and the public are invited to join the other sessions of the School which takes place at ISSER Conference facility. Please note however that only registered and fully paid participants are entitled to conference materials and meals.

Registration is open and individuals and organizations interested in participating may contact the organisers at 0243101179.

Please click here for the 70th ANYSC Brochure 

 

 

 

 

Short Courses - ILSI-UG Food Safety and Nutrition Centre

Starting January 11, 2019 - Ending January 11, 2020

The International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI) - UG Food Safety and Nutrition Centre hereby informs the general public of two short training courses to be held from the 11th to 22nd March, 2019. 

 

  1. Food Safety for Nutritionists and other Health Professionals (FSN) – March 11-15, 2019
  2. Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) System – March 18 – 22, 2019

 

Courses are open to:

Health Professionals, Food Industry Staff, Nutritionists, Catering/Hospitality Professionals, Agriculture/Veterinary Staff, Staff of Standards/Regulatory Agencies, Engineers, Police, CEPS Staff, Accountants, Lawyers, Marketing Officers, Students.

 

Deadline for Application is March 8, 2019

For Further Inquiries please contact – 0505775915 / 0557459528

 

 

 

Outreach Programme for 2019/2020 Admissions

Starting January 9, 2019 - Ending January 9, 2020

UNIVERSITY OF GHANA

OUTREACH PROGRAMME FOR 2019/2020 ADMISSIONS

It is announced for the information of the general public that the public education forum for prospective applicants to programmes at the University of Ghana has been scheduled as follows:

 

 

 

Team

City/Town

Venue

Date and Time

1

Accra

Great Hall, University of Ghana, Legon

Monday January 21, 2019

10.00am

 

Tema

Chemu Senior High School, Tema

Tuesday January 22, 2019

10.00am

 

Sogakope

Sogakope Senior High School, Sogakope

Wednesday January 23, 2019

10.00am

 

Ho

Ho Technical University, Ho.

Thursday January 24, 2019

10.00am

 

Hohoe

St. Francis College of Education, Hohoe

Friday January 25, 2018 10.00am

2

Apam

Apam Senior High  School, Apam

Monday January 21, 2019

9.00am

 

Cape Coast

Aggrey Memorial A.M.E. Zion Senior High School

Monday January 21, 2019

1.00 pm

 

Takoradi

Fijai Senior High School, Sekondi-Takoradi

Tuesday January 22, 2019

10.00am

 

Esiama

Esiama Sec/Tech, Esiama

Wednesday January 23, 2019

10.00am

 

Tarkwa

Tarkwa Senior High School, Tarkwa

Thursday January 24, 2019

10.00am

3

Akuapem-Akropong

Okuapeman Senior High School, Akuapem-Akropong

Monday January 21, 2019

10.00am

 

Koforidua

Ghana Senior High School (GHANASS) Koforidua

Monday January 21, 2019

2.00pm

 

Kumasi

Kumasi Anglican Senior High School, Kumasi

Tuesday January 22, 2019

10.00am

 

Ashanti Mampong

Amaniampong Senior High School, Ashanti-Mampong

Wednesday January 23, 2019

10.00am

 

Techiman

Techiman Senior High School, Techiman

Wednesday January 23, 2019

2.00pm

 

Sunyani

University of Ghana Institute of Continuing and Distance Education Centre, Sunyani

Thursday January 24, 2019

10.00am

4

Lawra

Lawra Senior High School, Lawra

Monday January 21, 2019

10.00am

 

Wa

Wa Senior High School, Wa

Tuesday January 22, 2019

10.00am

 

Salaga

Salaga Senior High School, Salaga

Wednesday January 23, 2019

10.00am

 

Tamale

Tamale Senior High School, Tamale

Thursday January 24, 2019

10.00am

 

Walewale

Walewale Senior High Technical School, Walewale

Thursday January 24, 2019

2.00pm

 

Bawku

Bawku Senior High School, Bawku

Friday January 25, 2019

10.00am

 

Bolgatanga

Bolga Girls’ Senior High School, Bolga

Friday January 25, 2019

2.00pm

 YendiYendi Senior High School. YendiMonday January 28, 2019

10.00am

 

The main objective of the outreach programme is to educate prospective applicants for admissions, on all they need to know about admissions requirements and procedures. Representatives of all Senior High Schools, Heads of Schools, School Counsellors and the general public are invited.

Come and clear all doubts and misconceptions about admissions into undergraduate and graduate programmes at the University of Ghana.

 

REGISTRAR

 

Presentation of Academic Awards for the 2017/2018 Academic Year

Starting January 8, 2019 - Ending January 8, 2020

It is announced for the information of the University Community that the presentation of academic awards to deserving students for the 2017/2018 academic year has been scheduled as follows:

Dates:

No.DateCeremony
1.Thursday, February 28, 2019Awards for the Sciences
2.Friday, March 1, 2019Awards for the Humanities

 

Venue: Great Hall

Time: 5.00 pm.

 

 

Call for Applications - Merian Institute for Advanced Studies (MIASA)

Starting January 3, 2019 - Ending January 3, 2020

The Merian Institute for Advanced Studies in Africa (MIASA) and Network Point Sud will organise a Summer School on “Intra-Regional Migration in Africa” for doctoral students and post-doctorates from 23rd-28th May, 2019 at the University of Ghana, Legon.  This summer school will be hosted by the Centre for Migration Studies and the Institute of African Studies at the University of Ghana in collaboration with the first Interdisciplinary Fellowship Group of MIASA on “Migration, Mobility and Forced Displacement”.  The closing date for applications is 4th February, 2019. 

 

Please click the links below for more information.

English version

French version

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I.T. Professional Certificate courses – Department of Computer Science

Starting January 3, 2019 - Ending January 3, 2020

The Department of Computer Science, University of Ghana is holding an intensive Eight-Week I.T. Professional Certificate courses. This is open to Senior High School Graduates, Tertiary Students, Graduates, Workers and the General Public.

 

 

Please click here for the details:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vacancy For Senior Level Administrative Position: Director Of Logistics

Starting December 25, 2018 - Ending December 25, 2019

UNIVERSITY OF GHANA

VACANCY FOR SENIOR LEVEL ADMINISTRATIVE POSITION: DIRECTOR OF LOGISTICS

 

The University of Ghana invites suitably qualified applicants for the Senior Level Administrative position of Director of Logistics in the Logistics Directorate.

 

POSITION:                DIRECTOR OF LOGISTICS

REPORTING TO:       VICE-CHANCELLOR 

 

JOB PURPOSE   

The job involves the management of the cost-effective flow of materials and services from their source to meet the needs of the University’s internal and external Customers. 

Coordination of all material activities of the University - procurement, material planning, stores management, managing outsourcing etc., to enable the University function as one Procurement Entity.

The role shall advise on requisite organizational structure to meet the future needs of the University, placement of staff, and assignment of roles, managing succession, setting high performance standards and holding staff accountable.  

 

The Director of Logistics will be required to perform his/her duties in a professional, transparent and ethical manner in line with the Public Procurement (Act 663) (Amended) Act 2016, (Act 914), the regulations and guidelines. He/she will also serve as Secretary to the Entity Tender Committee.

 

Key Accountabilities

  • Direct the University's overall materials flow operations, including:
  • Purchasing, material planning and inventory management etc.
  • Selection of vendors, rating of vendors, development of vendors and distribution of goods etc.
  • Evaluate past performance data to forecast needs and scheduling orders.
  • Facilitate procurement of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Systems.
  • Develop strategic plans to improve productivity, quality, and efficiency of operations.
  • Work effectively across the University to ensure successful flow of materials across all units of the University to meet the needs of the Institution.
  • Coordinate the preparation of procurement plans for the various units into one procurement plan for the University in line with Public Procurement (Act 663) (Amended) Act 2016, (Act 914).
  • Build a strong supplier-base for procurement in the categories of international competitive tendering, national competitive tendering, price quotation etc., and ensure that same shall be accessible to staff.
  • Ensure the disposal of the University’s assets in compliance with the Public Procurement (Act 663) (Amended) Act 2016, (Act 914) and the University’s internal policy
  • Ensure University’s stores are run effectively in line with standard principles and best practice.

 

Competencies

  • Working knowledge of the Public Procurement Act 2016 (Act 914)
  • Must possess excellent relationship skills
  • Resolute position on integrity and professional ethics
  • Strong oral and written communications skills with a proven ability to convey information clearly and concisely;

 

Qualifications

The Director of Logistics will have overall responsibility for UG procurement, stores and related activities at various locations, which role requires coordination at the highest level to achieve value for money. The person for this role shall be a seasoned procurement or logistics professional with a wealth of experience in both private and public sector procurement. The ideal candidate must possess the following:

  • A good bachelor’s degree in any field and a second degree, ideally in Supply chain and related discipline or any other discipline. An additional degree in Law would be an advantage.
  • A good knowledge in project management, World Bank and Donor grant procurement process will be an added advantage.
  • Hold a professional qualification in procurement and supply chain management from the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply-UK, (MCIPS) or Logistics and Transport Management from the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CMILT) or its equivalent. 
  • Must be a member in good standing of a reputable professional association in Logistics, Procurement, Supply Chain or a cognate profession.
  • Must have a minimum of 15 years of proven professional experience in procurement management and administration in the public or private sector, of which at least five (5) years should be directly related to first-hand procurement and/or contracting experience in public sector environment at the senior level
  • Must be proficient in the use of Microsoft office suite
  • In addition to possessing the above qualifications, the successful candidate should be able to serve a minimum of two terms in order to consolidate the new directorate.

 

TENURE OF APPOINTMENT

The appointment shall normally be for a four-year term and is renewable for another term of up to four years, based on performance.

 

Method of Application

An applicant is required to submit the complete application pack to the Registrar, University of Ghana, P. O. Box LG 25, Legon, Accra, Ghana (Hardcopy) or registrar@ug.edu.gh (Soft Copy).

 

The application pack should contain the following:

  1. Completed application form for Senior Level Administrative Positions (UAB Form 1C) to be downloaded from the University’s website at www.ug.edu.gh/hrodd.

 

  1. An up to date Curriculum Vitae and copies of relevant academic and professional certificates.

 

  1. A statement of about 2,500 words (not more than five pages) indicating how one intends to use the period in office to address relevant issues that will ensure that the University achieves its mission and vision.

 

Only shortlisted applicants would be contacted.

 

CLOSING DATE

Applications should reach the Registrar not later than the close of day on Friday, 1st February, 2019. 

 

 

REGISTRAR

 

 

Call for Application – Fellowship Programme 2019 – 2021

Starting December 24, 2018 - Ending December 24, 2019

 

Please click the link below for the details:

 

file:///C:/Users/PAD/Downloads/Announcement-AK8%20(1).pdf

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EY CSR Scholarship 2018-19 for Level 100

Starting December 20, 2018 - Ending December 20, 2019

The Students Financial Aid Office (SFAO) is accepting 2018/19 applications for the award of The EY CSR Scholarship from UG students from areas of need reading: Science (Physics, Chemistry), Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

Get more information from the SFAO.

UG-Tullow Tertiary Scholarship Scheme 2018/2019

Starting December 20, 2018 - Ending December 20, 2019

The Students Financial Aid Office (SFAO) is accepting applications for the award of the 2018/19 UG-Tullow Tertiary Scholarship Scheme for Level 100 and Year 1 Masters students from areas of financial need.

The Scholarship will cover tuition, books, as well as room and board, and will be awarded for as long as excellent academic standards of at least a B average or 3.0 CGPA continues to be met and financial need is demonstrated.

Get more information from SFAO.

 

 

Vacancy Announcement

Starting December 12, 2018 - Ending December 12, 2019

The University of Ghana invites qualified applicants for the under-mentioned

  1. Position:                  Project Manager

​                                      Reporting to:           Chair-Project Steering Committee

Background

The University of Ghana in collaboration with its consortium partners will undertake a project on AntiMicrobial Resistance (AMR) in Ghana. The project primarily focuses on improving laboratory capacity for diagnosis and surveillance of AMR in low-income countries where AMR has a disproportionate impact.

Job Purpose

Subject to receipt of funding, a full-time Project Manager will work under the supervision of the Project Steering Committee and closely with the Project Team to ensure effective implementation of the project activities.

The Project Manager will lead a variety of project planning and management activities.

He/She will be responsible for the day-to-day management and execution of the project and will report directly to the Chair of the Project Steering Committee

Duties and Responsibilities

These will include but not limited to:

  • Contribute to strategic and logistical planning for the project
  • Work in partnership with the Technical leads to drive the coordination of all project activities
  • Develop systems, procedures and standard operating procedures for project implementation/ execution
  • Create and maintain workflow systems for task completion, documentation, and data management; develop data collection procedures and measures
  • Work closely with the Finance Manager to ensure timely submission of financial documentation as required
  • Draft all communications and reporting for the Technical Oversight Committee and the Office of Research, Innovations and Development(ORID)
  • Organize and coordinate all project meetings, protocols, purchasing, and daily project logistics
  • Supervise project support staff
  • Supervise and assist with data collection, management, organization, and dissemination of findings (including technical reports, scientific publications, and oral/written presentations)
  • Liaise with the Finance Manager and external auditors to undertake monthly verification exercises and monitor compliance with regulations, policies, and IRB requirements
  • Liaise with the Finance Manager to develop and maintain an updated asset register
  • Monitor inventory, office stock and order supplies as and when necessary
  • Work closely with the Finance Manager and Technical Leads in writing detailed narrative and financial reports for timely submission to funder
  • Liaise with the Technical Working Groups to collect, collate, analyse, report and disseminate AMR data for the purpose of strengthening the statutory mandated custodian of health data in Ghana
  • Provide project support for all off-site activities
  • Track project activities against detailed project plans.

Qualifications & Experience

Candidate must possess

  • A good Bachelor’s degree preferably in Project Management. A post-graduate qualification in Project Management will be an advantage.
  • A minimum of four (4) years’ project management experience on large, national and multi-stakeholder projects Or In grants management from bilateral, multi-lateral development entities
  • A proven track record in effective project activity and financial reporting, including close-out of large funded national projects 

Competencies

  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to use relevant computer software
  • Ability to meet timelines and work on tasks that may require flexible working hours including evenings and weekends

This appointment is valid for eighteen (18) months and may be extended subject to further funding of the project and impressive performance.

Method of Application

Interested applicants are requested to submit:

  • An application letter;
  • Curriculum vitae with names of referees who are familiar with their qualifications and experience;
  • Copies of relevant educational certificates; and
  • A completed application form for Senior Staff to be downloaded from the University’s website.

The application pack should be submitted to the Director, Human Resource and Organizational Development Directorate, University of Ghana, P. O. Box LG 25, Legon not later than Friday December 14, 2018.                       

 

 

                        

REGISTRAR

                                                               

 

Sentinel 2nd Call for Proposals

Starting December 10, 2018 - Ending December 10, 2019

DOCTORAL RESEARCH SCHOLARSHIPS UNDER THE PHD GRADUATE TEACHING ASSISTANTSHIPS AT RUFORUM MEMBER UNIVERSITIES 

Call ID: RU/2018/GTA/DRG/03 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 15 February 2019 

About the Call 

By 2050 demand for food in Africa is projected to grow by 2.5 to 3 times the level of 2015. At the same time, Africa continues to import a lot of its staple food, with the African Development Bank estimating that over US$35 billion is spent on food imports. This figure is expected to rise to US$125 billion by 2050. For the past decades, growth in agricultural production has arisen as much via increases in land under agriculture as via yield increases. As a result, agriculture has become the key driver of deforestation in Africa, resulting in loss of biodiversity and ecosystem services. These will ultimately impact on human wellbeing by degrading the natural resource base on which people depend for a living. At the same time, agricultural development can disadvantage poorer, more vulnerable groups - for example, when large-scale agricultural investments threaten their land rights. Future agricultural development will need to address trade-offs between economic, environmental and social outcomes to make progress on Sustainable Development Goals 2 (zero hunger), 10 (reduced inequality) and 15 (protection of terrestrial ecosystems). 

The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) is part of a consortium of institutions implementing the four (4) year Social and Environmental Trade-offs in African Agriculture (Sentinel) Project funded by the UKRI Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF). The Project aims at building the capacity of African and UK research organizations to design and deliver high quality, relevant and state-of-the-art research related to this major challenge of trade-offs between economic, environmental and social outcomes. Sentinel explores, in collaboration with decision makers in government, civil society and the private sector, the impacts, risks and trade-offs within and between social, economic and environmental dimensions of different agricultural development pathways in three African countries: Zambia, Ethiopia and Ghana. 

For more details, download the full document.

 

 

Call for Scholarship Applications 2019 at University of Ghana, Department of Soil Science in Ghana

Starting December 4, 2018 - Ending December 4, 2019

Call for Scholarship Applications 2019  at University of Ghana, Department of Soil Science

Objectives

The programme aims at fostering strong, internationally oriented higher education systems in Sub-Saharan Africa with the capacity to contribute to sustainable development. To this end, scholarships are granted for development-related Master or doctoral studies for individuals who plan to pursue a career in teaching and / or research at a higher education institution in Sub-Saharan Africa.  
 
 

 

 

 

Installation of Master - Legon Hall

Starting November 19, 2018 - Ending November 19, 2019

Members of the Univesity Community are invited to the the Installation of the new Legon Hall Master as follows:

 

Date: 7th December 2018

Time: 3:00 pm

Venue: Legon Hall Chapel

 

All are cordially invited 

 

 

 

Live Streaming of November 2018 Congregation Ceremonies

Starting November 14, 2018 - Ending November 14, 2019

 

Members of the University community are hereby informed that the 2018 November Congregation Ceremonies will be streamed live on the University of Ghana website and YouTube channel.

Please click on the links below to access the streams

 

UG November 2018 Congregation: Thursday 15th November 2018

(MORNING SESSION - GREAT HALL)

For the presentation of persons awarded Degrees (BFA/LLB/BA) in 2018 from the College of Humanities

Venue: Great Hall

Time: 8:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Morning Session

 

UG November 2018 Congregation: Friday 16th November 2018

(MORNING SESSION - GREAT HALL)

For the presentation of persons awarded Degrees (PhD/MPhil/MSc/MAgric/MEng/Diploma in Agriculture) in 2018 from the College of Basic and Applied Sciences (CBAS) and Degrees (PhD/MPhil/MSc/MPH/MBChB/BDS/BPH/BSc) from the College of Health Sciences (CHS)

Venue: Great Hall

Time: 8:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Morning Session

 

(AFTERNOON SESSION- GREAT HALL)

For the presentation of persons awarded Degrees (BFA/LLB/BA) in 2018 from the College of Humanities

Venue: Great Hall

Time: 1:45 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Afternoon Session

 

 

UG November 2018 Congregation: Saturday 17th November 2018

(MORNING SESSION - GREAT HALL)

For the presentation of persons awarded Degrees (PhD/MA/MSc/MPA/MBA/EMBA/LLM/MPhil) in 2018  from the College of Humanities 

Venue: Great Hall

Time: 8:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Morning Session (Great Hall)

 

(MORNING SESSION - ISSER CONFERENCE HALL)

For the presentation of persons awarded Degrees (PhD, MPhil, MA) in 2018 from the College of Education

Venue: Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER)

Time: 8:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Morning Session (ISSER)

 

(AFTERNOON SESSION - GREAT HALL)

For the presentation of persons awarded Degrees (BFA/LLB/BA) in 2018 from the College of Humanities 

Venue: Great Hall

Time: 1:45 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Afternoon Session (Great Hall)

 

 

 

 

Launch of the 40th Anniversary celebrations of Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research.

Starting November 8, 2018 - Ending November 8, 2019

Members of the University community are hereby invited to the launch of the 40th Anniversary celebrations of the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research.

The Institute will be celebrating it's Anniversary with a year-long program from November 2018 to November 2019.

The theme for the anniversary celebrations is Noguchi at 40: Sustaining Global Health Gains through Partnerships in Biomedical Research.

 

The launch will highlight NMIMR @ 40 and beyond, building on existing collaborations and establishing new friendships to create new partnerships for sustainable biomedical research and global health security.

 

Date: 26th November 2018

Time: 9:00 am

Venue: Noguchi Conference Hall

 

All are cordially invited

 

 

 

 

 

Invitation to the Africa Regional Conference of the International Communication Association, (ICA)

Starting November 6, 2018 - Ending November 6, 2019

Members of the University community and the general public are hereby invited to the Opening Ceremony of the Second Biennial Africa Regional Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), being hosted by the School of Information and Communication Studies in collaboration with ICA, the largest International Association of Communication Researchers.

 

Theme “African Digital Cultures: Emerging Research, Practices and Innovations”

Date: 7th - 9th November 2018

Time for Opening Ceremony: 9:00 am, (7th Nov. 2018)

Venue: Bank of Ghana Auditorium, University of Ghana

 

The Keynote Address for the Opening Ceremony will be delivered by the Vice President of the Republic of Ghana, H.E. Alhaji Dr. Muhamadu Bawumia.

 

The Conference is premised on the understanding that digital technology, fuelled by rising internet penetration, has become an inherent part of contemporary African life. It is rapidly changing how governance is conducted and how people on the continent communicate with one another, produce and consume goods and services, enact citizenship and construct narratives about themselves. As communication scholars we seek to understand new configurations in the communication, information and media landscape resulting from digitalization that provoke new questions and challenge old assumptions about mediated communication practices.

 

 

All are cordially invited

 

 

Call for Applications - PhD Course - Cocoa in a Changing Climate

Starting November 2, 2018 - Ending November 2, 2019

Please click the link below to access more information on a short course for PhD students on climate smart cocoa systems. 

 

Call for Applications - PhD Course - Cocoa in a Changing Climate

 

 

 

Celebration of 2018 World Disability Day

Starting November 2, 2018 - Ending November 2, 2019

 

Members of the University community are hereby invited to the commemoration of the 2018 World Disability Day by the Office of Students with Special Needs as follows:

Theme: Empowering Persons with Disabilities and Ensuring Inclusiveness and Equality

Date: 9th November 2018

Time: 10:00 am

Venue: Forecourt of the Office of Students with Disabilities.

The day will also be marked with a blood donation exercise at the same venue

 

All are cordially invited.

 

 

 

Call for Applications - Merian Institute for Advanced Studies in Africa (MIASA)

Starting November 2, 2018 - Ending November 2, 2019

 

The Merian Institute for Advanced Studies in Africa (MIASA) offers Fellowships (Junior/Senior) at the University of Ghana from September to December 2019 on “Parliaments and Democracy in Africa”

Application deadline: November 30, 2018, 24 h CET The Maria Sibylla Merian Institute for Advanced Studies in Africa (MIASA) is dedicated to the topic of ‘Sustainable Governance’. MIASA’s three research foci are: sustainable environmental transformation, sustainable conflict management, and sustainable democracy.

In its first call for short-term fellowships MIASA welcomes applications from excellent researchers to join the interdisciplinary fellow group (IFG) “Parliaments and Democracy in Africa” from September to December 2019.

 

Please click here for more details

 

 

 

Call for Papers: 5th School of Social Sciences International Conference, University of Ghana

Starting November 2, 2018 - Ending November 2, 2019

CALL FOR PAPERS:

5TH SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE, UNIVERSITY OF GHANA

 

Date: 3-4 April, 2019

Venue: University of Ghana, Legon

Theme:

AFRICA ON THE MOVE: HARNESSING SOCIO-ECONOMIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCES FOR SUSTAINABLE TRANSFORMATION

For centuries, Africa has been characterized by poverty, low productivity, wars and political instability. The underdevelopment of the African continent has experienced a turn since the 1990s and Africa is now heralded as the last frontier of global capitalism by businesses, international organizations, governments and academics. The voracious demand for raw materials, markets and partnerships has created favourable conditions for leveraging Africa’s growth and development. The huge investments by China on infrastructure and technological transfer in Africa has created a new competitive urge for the continent. As the continent with the largest reserves of natural resources, Africa has great potential in ensuring a steady sustainable growth within current globalism if the processes of its development are well managed.

The results of these new trends are manifested in renewed economic growth with majority of countries escaping negative growth and a few successful ones making good progress. Social and economic infrastructure has improved especially in road construction, electricity, health and education. Most countries now have democratically elected governments and a free press. Poverty and hunger have declined with the numbers of absolute poor falling over the last few decades, except for the few war-ravaged countries.

Is Africa on the move towards a better future for its people, economy and environment? As social scientists we need to engage with the various discourses and debates of transformation that are both complementary or antagonistic to the new global capitalist project. The notion of Africa on the move serves as a means for social scientists to explore the social, economic, cultural, psychological, political, and environmental dimensions of transformation. What directions should these transformations take to provide decent jobs and broad-based participation of all citizens? What paradigms of development should underpin Africa’s renewed engagement with global capitalism? What modes and potentialities are envisaged? How should Africa recalibrate with the BRICS nations and their agents?

The organizing committee of the 2019 School of Social Sciences International Conference, University of Ghana, invites abstract submissions on topical issues under the following sub-themes:

SUB-THEMES:

* Developing Resilience and Adaptive Capacity.

* Education and Development.

* Youth Employment and Entrepreneurship.

* Gender and Social Inequalities.

* Poverty and Environmental Linkages.

* Natural Resources Development.

* Trade, Aid and Economic Development.

* Security and Social Vulnerabilities.

* Attitude, Behaviour and Contemporary Organizations.

* Human Capital and Institutional Building.

* Leadership, Governance and Politics.

* Perspectives on African Futures.

* Climate Change and Development in Africa.

* Mental Health and Human Development.

* Environmental Health and Economic Development.

* Green Economy and Sustainable Development.

* Cultural Transformation and Diversity.

* Information, Innovation and Technological Advancement.

* Social Science Education and the Job Market.

* Contemporary Financial Sector Development.

The above sub-themes are by no means exhaustive; other topics relevant to the theme are welcome. We are especially interested in research that addresses emerging issues related to the central theme. The conference will have plenary, parallel, and poster sessions.

Poster Presentation: Posters are accepted at this conference. Dimensions are 90cm (width) by 200cm (height).

Instructions for Submitting an Abstract You are invited to submit an abstract at the conference website www.ssconference.ug.edu.gh. The abstract should not be more than 250 words and should highlight objectives, methodology and findings. Conceptual and theoretical papers will also be accepted.

The submission must also contain the title of the paper, and the name, affiliation, and email address of the author who is making the submission.

Summary of Important Dates

* Submission deadline: Monday, 7th January 2019

* Notice of acceptance of papers: 31st January 2019

Conference Fees

Participant/Presenters Type Early Bird Standard

University of Ghana participants Faculty GH¢150 GH¢200

Students GH¢60 GH¢100

Other Local participants Faculty GH¢150 GH¢200

Students GH¢60 GH¢100

International participants Faculty $150 $200

Students $100 $150

Additional Information

All enquiries should be directed to: sssconference@ug.edu.gh or call=233 (0) 556314438

 

 

 

Inception Lecture and Round Table Conference - Ghana Political Science Association

Starting November 1, 2018 - Ending November 1, 2019

Members of the University community and the general public are hereby invited to the Inception Lecture and Round Table Conference of the Ghana Political Science Association being organized by the Political Science Department, University of Ghana.

 

Theme: Political Science Research and the Quest for Ghana’s Development.

Date: 7th November 2018

Time: 10:00 am

Venue: Department of Political Science, UG

 

 

 

 

Call for Applications -Transforming Nutrition in West Africa : Evidence for Policy and Programming Short Course

Starting November 1, 2018 - Ending November 1, 2019

Transforming Nutrition in West Africa : Evidence for Policy and Programming

 

Transform Nutrition West-Africa, the Uk’s Institute for Development Studies, the International Food Policy Research Institute and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation are pleased to announce the second of two leadership development courses specifically designed for strengthening leadership capabilities in individuals who work in multisectoral environments.  The 5-day course will be hosted from 18-22 March 2019 in Accra, Ghana.

What will you learn?

This course guides participants through cutting-edge knowledge and evidence on nutrition globally. Using an interactive diagnostic approach which closely follows available knowledge on nutrition’s immediate, underlying and basic drivers, you will learn to apply such knowledge to specific national or sub-national situations to identify strategic areas for nutrition action. The course is designed to provide a base from which you can develop your own future leadership for transformational change in nutrition.

Who should apply?

Individuals who are passionate and are interested in strengthening their leadership skills and work within the broader multisectoral nutrition environment are encouraged to apply. The typical candidate will be in a position to make an impact in nutrition though might come from any related sector (including e.g. agriculture or health). The candidate will have some work experience and be serious about their self-development and growth and the impact they have.  She/he will be working in one of the ECOWAS countries and be passionate about what they do. Candidates should be fluent in English.  A Francophone course is planned for March 2020.

Expected outcomes

To equip policymakers and practitioners with the knowledge and skills to more effectively design, improve and implement strategic approaches to address nutrition issues at regional, national and global levels.

Venue and date

The first course will be hosted in Accra, Ghana from 18 – 22 March 2019

Course fees

Funding for course fees and full board and lodging has been secured.  A limited number of international flight grants for international participants working in the ECOWAS region are available. Participants are expected to cover their own incidental costs.

Closing dates

The closing date for applications is at 12h00 CAT on 1 December 2018.

The results will be made known by 10 January 2019.

https://westafrica.transformnutrition.org/news/course-announcement-transforming-nutrition-in-west-africa-evidence-for-policy-and-programming/

 

 

 

Invitation to Second Annual Legon Law Lectures and Remembrance Programme

Starting October 29, 2018 - Ending October 29, 2019

The University community is hereby invited to the Second Lecture of the Annual Legon Law Lectures and Remembrance Programme of the late Professor Gordon Woodman.

Prof. Woodman was a Lecturer in the then Faculty of Law of the University of Ghana and his research into the Customary Land Law of Ghana is seminal.

The Annual Legon Law Lectures was instituted to provide the opportunity for deep analysis of aspects of the laws of Ghana each year. 

The second lecture which is to be delivered by His Lordship Justice K. Date-Bah (Retired) is scheduled as follows:

 

Title:           Reflections on the Evolution of Business Law in Ghana since Independence

Date:           Monday, 5th November, 2018

Venue:        Auditorium, University of Ghana School of Law

Lecture Time: 4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

Worldwide University Network - International Conference and Workshop

Starting October 25, 2018 - Ending October 25, 2019

 

 

Registration of Courses in Preparation for University Examinations for First Semester 2018-2019

Starting October 23, 2018 - Ending October 23, 2019

The First Semester 2018-2019 Examinations for regular students have been scheduled between the period Saturday, November 24 to Friday, December 21, 2018. (Continuing, Level 100 and Supplementary Examinations).

Candidates who do not have registration for the Semester’s courses will be barred from taking part in the examinations. Such candidates, even if they show up at any Examinations Centre, will not be allowed to write the examinations.

Candidates are reminded that Section 10.1 of the Regulations Governing University Examinations provides as follows:  “A candidate for a University Examination must have followed the approved course as a regular student over the required period and must have registered for the examination”.

Candidates should therefore ensure that all courses they are taking appear on their MIS Webpage.  A proof of registration to that effect should be printed.

To assist students with genuine cases of missing courses from their proof of registration, Management has decided to open up the registration portal from Tuesday, 23rd to Wednesday, 31st October 2018 to enable registration for courses (excluding re-sits and UGRC courses). Students are to note that beyond this period, no registration issues will be entertained.

Yours faithfully,

Christy Badu (Mrs.)

Ag. Director, Academic Affairs Directorate

Call for Papers: 2019 School of Social Sciences International Conference

Starting October 22, 2018 - Ending October 22, 2019

AFRICA ON THE MOVE: HARNESSING SOCIO-ECONOMIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCES FOR SUSTAINABLE TRANSFORMATION

 

For centuries,Africa has been characterized by poverty, low productivity, wars and political instability. The underdevelopment of the African continent has experienced a turn since the 1990s and Africa is now heralded as the last frontier of global capitalism by businesses, international organizations, governments and academics. The voracious demand for raw materials, markets and partnerships has created favourable conditions for leveraging Africa’s growth and development. The huge investments by China on infrastructure and technological transfer in Africa has created a new competitive urge for the continent.As the continent with the largest reserves of natural resources, Africa has great potential in ensuring a steady sustainable growth within current globalism if the processes of its development are well managed.

The results of these new trends are manifested in renewed economic growth with majority of countries escaping negative growth and a few successful ones making good progress. Social and economic infrastructure has improved especially in road construction, electricity, health and education. Most countries now have democratically elected governments and a free press. Poverty and hunger have declined with the numbers of absolute poor falling over the last few decades, except for the few war-ravaged countries.

Is Africa on the move towards a better future for its people, economy and environment?As social scientists we need to engage with the various discourses and debates of transformation that are both complementary or antagonistic to the new global capitalist project. The notion of Africa on the move serves as a means for social scientists to explore the social, economic, cultural, psychological, political, and environmental dimensions of transformation. What directions should these transformations take to provide decent jobs and broad-based participation of all citizens? What paradigms of development should underpin Africa’s renewed engagement with global capitalism? What modes and potentialities are envisaged? How should Africa recalibrate with the BRICS nations and their agents?



The organizing committee of the 2019 School of Social Sciences International Conference, University of Ghana, invitesabstract submissions on topical issues under the following sub-themes:

SUB-THEMES:

·      Developing Resilience and Adaptive Capacity.

·      Education and Development.

·      Youth Employment and Entrepreneurship.

·      Gender and Social Inequalities.

·      Poverty and Environmental Linkages.

·      Natural Resources Development.

·      Trade, Aid and Economic Development.

·      Security and Social Vulnerabilities.

·      Attitude, Behaviour and Contemporary Organizations.

·      Human Capital and Institutional Building.

·      Leadership, Governance and Politics.

·      Perspectives on African Futures.

·      Climate Change and Development in Africa.

·      Mental Health and Human Development.

·      Environmental Health and Economic Development.

·      Green Economy and Sustainable Development.

·      Cultural Transformation and Diversity.

·      Information, Innovation and Technological Advancement.

·      Social Science Education and the Job Market.

·      Contemporary Financial Sector Development.

 

The above sub-themes are by no means exhaustive; other topics relevant to the theme are welcome. We are especially interested in research that addresses emerging issues related to the central theme. The conference will have plenary, parallel, and poster sessions.

Poster Presentation: Posters are accepted at this conference. Dimensions are 90cm (width) by 200cm (height).

 

Instructions for Submitting an Abstract

The abstract should not be more than 250 words and should highlight objectives, methodology and findings. Conceptual and theoretical papers will also be accepted.

The submission must also contain the title of the paper, and the name, affiliation, and email address of the author who is making the submission.

 

Summary of Important Dates

·      Call for papers: Monday, 22nd October 2018

·      Submission deadline: Monday, 7th January 2019

·      Notice of acceptance of papers: 31st January 2019

Invitation to First International Classics Conference

Starting October 5, 2018 - Ending October 5, 2019

Members of the University community and the general public are invited to the 1st International Classics Conference in Ghana, and the inauguration of The Classical Association of Ghana on Thursday, October 11, 2018 from 9am to 11.30 am at the Great Hall, University of Ghana. The Opening Session will be chaired by Professor Samuel Agyei-Mensah, Provost of the College of Humanities, University of Ghana.

The Conference, which is on the theme “Classics and Global Humanities”, is the first of its kind in the field of Classics in Ghana and, given 70 years of Classical Studies at the University of Ghana, forms part of the Department’s celebration of the discipline over seven decades.

Classics in Africa and Ghana is finding new voice in reception studies and in the decolonisation of the discipline. The conference brings together scholars from Austria, Germany, Ghana, Netherlands, Nigeria, South Africa, United Kingdom and the United States to explore ways in which this new voice can be sustained by exploring the cross-cultural engagement between Western civilisation and other cultures as well as the legacy and reception of the Classics in the Arab world, India, West Africa and South Africa; hence it brings different parts of the world into greater dialogue with each other. The conference will also discuss the future of the Classics discipline in a globalising society in relation to the success stories in South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States. As part of the conference, we anticipate a network of the reception of the Classics that seeks to consolidate work done, and draws collaborations and funding for projects, in the field in Africa.

The keynote speaker for the conference is Professor Barbara Goff, a professor of Classics at the University of Reading, United Kingdom, who has done work on postcolonial classics and the reception of Greek tragedy and political thought. Her most recent work on the reception of Classics in Africa is ‘Your Secret Language’: Classics in the British Colonies of West Africa (2013).

The idea of the conference came into being last year when some members of the Classics faculties at the University of Ghana and the University of Cape Coast met to establish the Classical Association of Ghana to promote and sustain interest in the study of Classics in Ghana and Africa. The opening session will therefore include an address by Mr Paul Adom Otchere, our Guest Speaker and alumnus of Classics at the University of Ghana.

We have invited as Special Guest of Honour, His Excellency the Italian Ambassador to Ghana, as well as other personalities including the faculty, Deans, and alumni of the Department.

All are cordially invited

 

Please find attached the conference programme.

 

 

 

 

 

School of Biological Sciences Week-Long Activities for UG 70th Anniversary Celebrations

Starting October 5, 2018 - Ending October 5, 2019

Members of the University community are hereby invited to activities of the School of Biological Sciences towards the celebration of the 70th Anniversary of the University of Ghana

DAY 1 Monday, October 8, 2018. Sickle Cell Screening and Blood Group Check, by the Sickle Cell Condition Advocates. NOTE: The Team will be available throughout the week.

Venue: Fore Court of the Office of the Dean, School of Biological Sciences. Time is 10 a.m. each day.

 

DAY 2 Tuesday, October 9, 2018. Departmental Exhibitions (All Departments).

Venue: Premises of Each Department. Time is 9am.

 

DAY 3 Wednesday, October 10, 2018. Open-day for Level 100s. All first year students would have the opportunity to visit ALL Departments. Time is 9 a.m.

 

DAY 4 Thursday, October 11, 2018. Public Lecture on the Theme: UG@70: Towards a transformative orientation to education for Sustainable living.

Topics

Local Innovations and Climate Change. By: Ms. Bernice Dapaah.

Consciousness in Energy Conservation and Sustainable Behaviour. By: Ms. Gloria Asare Adu

Institutionalizing Waste Segregation on University of Ghana Campus: Problems and Prospects. By: Dr Dzidzo Yirenya Tawiah.

Venue: Auditorium of the Centre for African Wetlands. Time is 10 a.m.

 

DAY 5 Friday, October 12, 2018. Get-together for Staff and Students.

Venue: Fore court of the Dean’s office. Time: 2 p.m.

All are cordially invited

 

 

International Day of Older Persons -1st October 2018

Starting September 28, 2018 - Ending September 28, 2019

 

 

Please click here for the event poster

 

School of Agriculture Week

Starting September 28, 2018 - Ending September 28, 2019

The School of Agriculture (College of Basic and Applied Sciences) hereby invites members of the University community to the School of Agriculture Week as part of the 70th Anniversary celebrations of the University of Ghana by the College of Basic and Applied Sciences.

 

Please click here for fuller details of the School of Agriculture week

 

All are cordially invited

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Matriculation for Distance Education Students 2018

Starting September 28, 2018 - Ending September 28, 2019
  1. This year’s Matriculation Ceremony for Distance Education students will take place on Saturday, October 27, 2018, at the Accra, Kumasi and Tamale Learning Centres. Students are to attend the matriculation ceremonies as follows:

    Location for Matriculation ceremonyLearning Centres
    Accra Learning Centre (Accra City Campus) 

     

     

     

     

     
    - Tsito

    - Koforidua

    - Takoradi

    - Cape Coast

    - Accra

    - Tema
    Kumasi Learning Centre

     
    - Sunyani

    - Kumasi
    Tamale Learning Centre

     

     
    - Wa

    - Tamale

    - Bolgatanga
  2. All freshmen/women are expected to attend the ceremony and will take the Matriculation Oath.
  3. The prescribed attire is BLACK MATRICULATION GOWN OVER FORMAL DRESS.
  4. Further information regarding registration for matriculation, collection and return of academic gowns will be issued soon.

 

WACCI International Conference on Food and Nutrition Security in Africa 2018

Starting September 25, 2018 - Ending September 25, 2019

Members of the University community are hereby informed of an International Conference on Food and Nutrition Security in Africa being organized they the West Africa Centre for Crop Improvement, University of Ghana Legon.

Theme: The march towards a hunger free Africa.

Date: 3rd – 4th October 2018

Time: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm each day

Venue: Auditorium, WACCI, College of Basic and Applied Sciences, University of Ghana, Legon

 

Guest of Honour – Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto, Hon. Minister of Agriculture, Ghana

Chairman – Prof. Ebenezer Oduro Owusu, Vice chancellor, University of Ghana

 

All are cordially invited

 

Please click here for the event flyer

 

 

 

 

 

Health Walk – Internal Audit Directorate

Starting September 18, 2018 - Ending September 18, 2019

The Internal Audit Directorate invites the University community to a Health Walk as part of the activities marking the 50th anniversary. The health walk is scheduled as follows:

Theme: Good Health, Good Life.

Date: Friday, September 21, 2018

Time: 6:30 a.m.

The walk will start from the University’s main gate through the Registry and end at the Sports Directorate. Aerobics will take place at the Sports Directorate immediately after the Health Walk.

For further details, kindly contact Mr. Charles Mensah, Chairman for the Anniversary on 0243415459 and Mr. Godwill Ashiatey on 0208878372.

 

There will be refreshment after the walk.

 

 

 

Legon Swimming Competition 2018

Starting September 14, 2018 - Ending September 14, 2019

The Legon Swimming Club, in partnership with the University of Ghana Sports Directorate, has the pleasure to announce the third edition of the Annual Legon Swimming Competition (Legon Swim 2018) as follows:

 

Date :  6th  October, 2018.

Time:  8:00 a.m.

Venue: University of Ghana Swimming Pool

 

 

 

Please click here for the details:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seminar on Modern Embedded Systems Application - School of Engineering Sciences

Starting September 13, 2018 - Ending September 13, 2019

Prof. A. O. Ebo Richardson, Ph.D, Professor Emeritus in Electrical & Computer Engineering, from the California State University, Chico, U.S.A will be delivering a Seminar on the topic: Modern Embedded Systems Applications in Engineering and Applied Sciences: Developing Laboratories for Teaching, Projects, Research, and Entrepreneurial Start-Ups.

 

Date: Monday, 17th September, 2018

Time: 12:00 to 1:00 pm

Venue: School of Engineering Sciences Seminar Room, 3rd Floor

 

ABSTRACT:

A microcontroller is a single electronic, semiconductor device (chip) which has a complete computer (processor, memory and input/output elements) built into it. Microcontrollers are built into equipment that are part of our day-to-day life. Automobile engine control systems, implantable medical devices, remote control devices, office machines, home and industrial appliances, power tools, toys, mobile phones, communication systems and handheld devices are all built around microcontrollers.. Such systems are referred to as ‘Embedded Systems”

Courses in Applied Sciences that utilize instrumentation, as well as Engineering disciplines, use these laboratories for practical, hands-on, project design, research, practical experiments, and demonstrations.

With the experience and skills gained from these laboratories, university graduates could go out to the job arena in Ghana, highly employable. They would be equipped to start their own small companies, including telecommunications hardware companies. They would create, in Ghana, electronics products of the digital age, incorporating both hardware and software. These would include digital instruments needed in factories as test and monitoring instruments. Their skills would spur the rapid growth of Ghana’s agro-processing, and telecommunications hardware industry. Graduates could produce simple instruments for patient monitoring in hospitals and clinics, as well as weather monitoring equipment. Microprocessor-based products comprise both hardware and software. So, students’ expertise in software even by itself could usher in a huge growth industry in software products outsourcing in Ghana. And Ghana could be a significant player in the global software outsourcing market! Some of the very easily implemented applications of microcontrollers are: Digital thermometers, Digital weighing systems, Pressure Monitors. Digital instruments are easily designed and fabricated,…. Control and robotic applications, audio projects, equalizers, spectral extraction, frequency counters; Meteorological instrumentation....wind speed, solar energy research, humidity measurement, agriculture research instruments.

 

BRIEF BIO : Professor A. O. Ebo Richardson.

Ebo Richardson is Professor Emeritus, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, California State University, Chico. He has spent more than forty-five years teaching, conducting research, engaging in collaborative academic initiatives, publishing and presenting conference papers, in U.S. Universities, as well as in Canada, Europe, Singapore, Argentina, South Africa, Mexico, Ghana and Nigeria.. He also has more than five years’ experience in U.S. Industries, as Electronics and Computer Engineer and Senior Engineer. Prof. Richardson had High School education in Ghana (Adisadel College, Cape Coast), his Bachelors and Masters Degrees at Yale University (New Haven Connecticut), Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, Ohio), respectively, and his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering at the Pennsylvania State University (State College, Pennsylvania).

 

His Major Professional awards include: 1) 1967, one of eleven Ghanaian winners of African Scholarship Program for American Universities( ASPAU) to Yale University; 2) 1994 Winner at California State University, Chico, of “Professional Achievement Honors, for significant contributions to your field of endeavor”; an extremely competitive award for ..…. “Faculty who have brought prestige to the University by their significant contributions in research, publications, through funded projects, or by receiving awards or fellowships”; 3) 2012: California State University, Chico: Awarded “Professor Emeritus, Electrical and Computer Engineering”, conferred upon Retirement, with Official Citation.… “ Recognizing outstanding and meritorious professional and personal contributions to the growth of the University and its students”. 3) Lifetime Member of Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), U.S.A.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I.T. Professional Certificate Courses – Department of Computer Science

Starting September 12, 2018 - Ending September 12, 2019

The Department of Computer Science, University of Ghana, is organising intensive eight-week professional certificate courses for Senior High School Students, Tertiary Students, Graduates, Workers and the General Public.

 

 

 

 

 

Please click here for the details:

Matriculation Online Registration & Gown Collection

Starting September 12, 2018 - Ending September 12, 2019

1.    This year’s Matriculation Ceremony will take place on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at the Athletics Oval, opposite Central Cafeteria. Freshmen should be seated by 8:15a.m.

2.    Freshmen/women should note that it is obligatory for every student enrolled in the University of Ghana for the first time to go through the rites of Matriculation and sign the Matriculation Oath; failure of which the studentship shall be cancelled.

3.    Freshmen/women are required to endorse the matriculation oath online. To register, students should click the link Fresh Students Matriculation Registration 

.Following this, students will take the Matriculation Oath during the Ceremony.

4.    Post-graduate and Post-First Degree LLB students who have enrolled in the University of Ghana for the first time are also expected to matriculate.

5.    Matriculants will be seated according to Colleges.

6.    The prescribed attire is BLACK MATRICULATION GOWN OVER FORMAL DRESS.

7.    Students are to present copies of their admission letters to collect the gowns at no cost at the following collection points:

a.     Resident students - Offices of Senior Tutors – Halls of residence

b.    Non-resident students - College Academic Offices.

c.     City Campus Freshmen - Accra City Campus

d.    Graduate Freshmen – School of Graduate Studies

 

8.    The gowns may be returned to the collection points by 2.00pm after the Ceremony. Failure to return the gown by Wednesday, September 26, 2018 shall invoke the appropriate penalty

Research Position in Environmental and Resource Economics

Starting September 5, 2018 - Ending September 5, 2019

Research Position in Environmental and Resource Economics

Type of employment: Fixed-term employment, 2-3 years

Extent: 100 %

Location: Department of Economics of University of Ghana, Accra, Ghana.   

First day of employment: September 15, 2018

Reference number: UG/ENRRU_Postdoc2018

The Department of Economics of University of Ghana, offers a research position. The department has around 40 employees. In terms of research, it has several core strengths including behavioral, development and environmental economics, where researchers work on renewable and non-renewable natural resources management, economics of climate change, subjective welfare and well-being, valuation of non-market goods, health economics, social economics, and crime and punishment. The Environment and Natural Resources Research Unit (ENRRU) at the Department of Economics is connected to the global research network known as ‘The Environment for Development (EfD) Initiative’. EfD is a capacity building program in environmental economics focusing on research, policy interaction, and academic programs. Find more information about the department at http://www.ug.edu.gh/economics/ and information about EfD via: www.efdinitiative.org.

Job assignments

The position mainly involves research, but also includes teaching/supervision assignments 100% of the time. The position focuses on marine challenges and is linked to the EfD collaborative research program Sustainable Management of Marine Resources.

The program has two themes: Effective Management of Fisheries; and Combatting Marine Pollution. The research under the first theme may investigate the management of fisheries when institutions are poorly developed and when fairness and distributional aspects are not prioritized, which is often the case for developing countries. The research under the second theme will focus mainly on marine litter and debris. Whether marine pollution is most properly addressed by legal means, economic policy instruments, attitudinal and behavioral changes or a mix of all is an open question where more research is needed. Our focus is primarily economics, but multidisciplinary approaches are certainly well motivated within this program. Possibilities of collaboration both within the School with legal and business administration scholars as well as with natural scientists within the University exist.

The Program is carried out in a collaborative effort together with researchers at 10 other EfD centers around the world. The candidate is expected to contribute to the research, and to take active part in the general work of the Program, e.g., by participating in joint meetings, seminars and conferences. The research can involve evaluation of current incentives and behavior, but also design of new incentive mechanisms. We particularly welcome research that focuses on a global or regional context with a clear link to developing countries. The work can be theoretical or empirical. We expect candidates to aim at publishing in international peer reviewed journals. There will be funds available for travel and shorter visits to other universities, as well as support for carrying out data collection.

Qualifications

Applicants should hold a recent PhD in economics or be close to finishing their thesis. Research in environmental and resource economics and behavioral economics is valuable. Experience of marine issues as well as multi-disciplinary work is appreciated. The applicant who, in the overall assessment of skills and potential, is deemed to be best suited to carry out the identified job assignments will be selected for the post. Research potential will be our key selection criterion, with a particular emphasis on the degree of progression and forward-looking aspects of the research. We encourage applications from those who have a doctoral degree not older than 3 years or are close to graduating.

Long-listed candidates will be interviewed via video link. Short-listed candidates will be invited to our department for interviews and research seminars after 12 September, 2018. Shortlisted applicants who are not resident in Ghana may be interviewed via skype.

Additional Information

The application must contain:

·         Résumé/CV and personal details.

·         Educational certificates, diplomas e.d. should be attached.

·         A declaration of intent on a maximum of two pages in which the applicant explains how he/she intends to work if he/she is offered the position.

·         Research activities, a brief written account of the applicant’s own academic research activities.

·         One relevant and recently produced paper (job market paper).

·         Two letters of recommendation should be sent directly to dianaboah@gmail.com and wakpalu@yahoo.com Please mark the reference number UG/ENRRU_Postdoc2018.

·         All attachments must be named with reference number UG/ENRRU_Postdoc2018.

Additional material might be requested.

The application should be sent to: dianaboah@gmail.com and wakpalu@yahoo.com

For further information please contact:

Mrs. Diana Boah, Senior Administration Assistant, Department of Economics, University of Ghana, BOX LG 57, Legon-Accra, Ghana. Email: dianaboah@gmail.com  Tel. +233 302 501485 or

+233 303 931381



Closing date: 2018-09-12

Appointment Procedure

The University of Ghana promotes equal opportunities, equality and diversity. Salary is determined on an individual basis.

 

 

 

 

 

A.G. Leventis Foundation Fellowship Scheme for Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine Students

Starting September 4, 2018 - Ending September 4, 2019

The College of Basic and Applied Sciences (CBAS) announces the A.G. Leventis Foundation Scholarship for graduate students of the Schools of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine for the 2018/2019 academic year.

 

The scholarships are available for

·         PhD training

·         MPhil training

The award is based on need and the number of applicants.

 

FUNDING LEVELS

Awards range from

·         $4,000-$6,500 for PhD

·         $1,000-$2,250 for MPhil

 

METHOD OF APPLICATION

·         Applicants must provide the following in the application: 

o   Indicate their area(s) of specialization

o   Attach detailed or indicative research proposal with budget

o   Attach their current CV

o   Attach academic transcripts (undergraduate and postgraduate)

o   Declare other sources of funding available to them

Applications with supporting documents must be submitted to the respective Heads of Department for vetting and onward submission to the College Secretary’s Office by Monday 17th September, 2018

Staff members from the two Schools pursuing PhD degrees are particularly encouraged to apply.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Announcement of Confucius Institute Courses on offer for 2018/2019 Academic Year

Starting August 31, 2018 - Ending August 31, 2019

Members of the University community are hereby informed of courses offered by the Confucius Institute.

Courses are scheduled to begin by mid September.

 

Please click here for fuller details

Please click here for the timetable for the courses

 

 

Introduction to Research, Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Starting August 30, 2018 - Ending August 30, 2019
 
The School of Public Health invites applications for a workshop on the Introduction to Research, Epidemiology and Biostatistics to be held from 10th - 15th December 2018
 
 

For more Enquiries please contact:

Edith Tetteh

bstt.courses@gmail.com

024-941-0336

 

Oscar Vetsi

oscarvetsi@gmail.com

024-832-4955

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Call For Papers: 4th International Research Conference Of The College Of Humanities, University Of Ghana

Starting August 22, 2018 - Ending August 22, 2019

CALL FOR PAPERS:

4th INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH CONFERENCE OF THE COLLEGE OF HUMANITIES, UNIVERSITY OF GHANA

Date: 1-2 November, 2018

Venue: University of Ghana, Legon

 

Extension for Receipt of Abstracts to Friday, August 24, 2018

 

Theme:

Prospects and Challenges of Humanities Research in the 21st Century

 

The College of Humanities of the University of Ghana is pleased to issue a Call for Papers for its 4th Annual International Research Conference on the theme Prospects and Challenges of Humanities Research in the 21st Century. In line with the University’s 70th anniversary, this conference will celebrate the growth and reflect on the challenges of the disciplines in the humanities which formed a core of the academic programmes right from the establishment of the University. The event will provide a global platform for academics, practitioners, policy makers, and students to share their research on the prospects and challenges of humanities research given the evolving undercurrents of increased world integration and localised concerns.

Humanities research cuts across a broad range of disciplinary boundaries using various multiple processes to create knowledge and translate it into various facets of the society. In the 21st century, cutting edge research from the humanities which responds to the needs of societies is vital and scholars are more exposed and better placed to come up with innovative ways of solving the world’s challenges.

The international conference sets out to explore diverse theoretical approaches, as well as interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary viewpoints and methodologies that can be brought to bear on the prospects and challenges of doing research in the humanities, and issues emanating from them. We especially welcome papers that are interdisciplinary in approach and oriented towards addressing the challenges faced by researchers in the humanities as well as future prospects of humanities research.

 

Guidelines for Abstract Submission

The Conference will be organised around a competitive call for papers and panels that include, but not limited to, the following sub-themes:

  • Methodologies and humanities research
  • The humanities and sustainable development in Africa
  • Humanities, technology and globalisation
  • Eco-humanities: divergences and convergences
  • Decolonising the academy: the place of African studies
  • Developmental challenges and African cities
  • Arts, social identity and territoriality
  • Pulpits, altars and the academy
  • Religion, politics and the economy
  • Music, language and politics
  • Language, religion, performing arts and identity construction
  • The Performing Arts and social transformation
  • Language and communication for development
  • Multilingualism and social development
  • Asia, Europe, Latin America and Africa’s development
  • Language, gender, education and culture
  • Gender, sexuality and culture
  • Diversities: gender, sexualities and dis/abilities
  • Communications: social and new media
  • Literature in print, performance and broadcast
  • Discourse and glocalisation
  • Public-private interest and media freedom
  • Law and society
  • Citizenship: rights and identity
  • Politics, economics and society
  • Governance and politics in Africa
  • Economic growth and wellbeing
  • Youth and the demographic dividend
  • Migration and transcultural exchanges
  • Healthcare in the African context
  • Entrepreneurship, business and technologies
  • Labour, employment and industry
  • Education: quality, relevance and access
  • Macroeconomic Management and Growth

 

Format and language:

Each proposal for oral presentation must consist of a research title, an abstract of 250 words, a list of author (s), institutional affiliation, and email.  Panel proposals should, in addition, include a brief rationale of no more than 100 words, and abstracts for all papers. A panel comprises a minimum of four and maximum of six papers and must be aligned to one of the sub-themes. Poster presentations are accepted for this conference. All authors must state clearly whether their abstracts are for oral presentation, panel sessions or poster presentations.

All submissions should be in Word format (for abstracts with special characters, also submit a pdf version).    

The main language of the conference is English; however, papers in French will be considered.  Abstracts for papers to be given in French should be submitted in both French and English.

Funding:

Limited funding in the form of travel grants are available for Young African Scholars from the sub-region. Applicants may apply for funding after they have received confirmation of acceptance of their abstracts.

Important dates:

Deadline for receipt of abstracts:        Extended to August 24, 2018

Notification of acceptance:                   September 14, 2018

Deadline for submission of full paper: October 12, 2018  

 

Submission email:    Abstracts (and any enquiries) should be sent to the following addresses:  cohconference@ug.edu.gh or cohconference@gmail.com. You may call

+233 (0500105225) or +233 (0559462600) for further information.

 

Participation Fees

International presenters/participants   - $100

International students                                     - $50

Local presenters/participants               - GHȼ70

Participation is at no cost for all University of Ghana students

 

 

Language Proficiency Courses as Free Electives - Department of Modern Languages and French

Starting August 20, 2018 - Ending August 20, 2019

The Department of Modern Languages and French have mounted language proficiency courses as free electives for students in Level 300 and level 400 who wish to acquire basic communication skills for beginners in any of the language, namely French, Kiswahili, Russian, Arabic, Russian and Spanish taught in the two Departments. Students who are majoring/minoring/combining may also take the proficiency course in a language other than the one they are majoring/minoring/combining.

 

The rationale behind mounting these proficiency courses is:

 

·         To enable students acquire basic communication skills and cultural knowledge in the language of their choice and earn credits for them.

 

COURSE STRUCTURE

There will be two courses on offer each worth two (2) credits, one for beginners (Level A1[1]) and another for those who having passed the beginners’ course wish to continue to Level A2[2].  Level A2 will also be open to those students who feel confident enrolling in Level A2 directly. Whiles, students are free to take only beginners’ course, students who wished to take the second level course can do so.

 

COURSE CODES AND TITLES

The following are the courses offered in the First Semester of 2018/2019 academic year.

 

ARABIC                    DMLA 301     Arabic for Non-Majors/Minors I

KISWAHILI             DMLK 301     Kiswahili for Non-Majors/Minors I

SPANISH                   DMLS 301      Spanish for Non-Majors/Minors I

FRENCH                   DFRE 301      French for Non-Majors/Minors I

 

Russian and Chinese free elective courses would be offered in the 2nd Semester.

 

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

 

DMLA 301/DMLK 301/DFRE301/DMLS 301: Language for Non-Majors/Minors I

This course is designed for students with limited or no previous experience in the foreign languages on offer. It will develop fundamental skills, in speaking and writing, listening and reading comprehension, which will enable students to carry out basic communicative functions.  At the end of the course students are expected to attain the A1 level on the Common European Framework of Reference for Foreign Languages. 

 


[1] Can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type. Can introduce him/herself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people he/she knows and things he/she has. Can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.

[2] Can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment). Can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters. Can describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.

 

Call for Papers & Expression of Interest - All African Peoples Conference

Starting August 17, 2018 - Ending August 17, 2019

Call for Papers & Expression of Interest - All African Peoples Conference

The Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana, is pleased to announce the celebration of the 60th Anniversary of the All African Peoples Conference (AAPC), and to issue this call for participation in the commemorative events. Hosted by Ghana in 1958, the first AAPC served as the rallying point for mobilizing ordinary Africans in the decisive struggles for liberation across the continent and beyond.

The conference, attended by over 300 hundred delegates representing political parties, civil society groups, trade unions and other working people’s organizations from the continent and the Diaspora, as well as observers from Europe, North America and China, was a precursor to the Organization of African Unity (OAU) and played an instrumental role in the final onslaught on colonial rule

The Organizing Committee invites individuals or groups interested in presenting papers to submit abstracts of not more than 300 words, focusing on one of the conference sub-themes, to aapc2018@ug.edu.gh. The deadline for the submission of abstracts is September 17, 2018. Individuals and groups who wish to be considered for participation in the artistic performance stream are invited to submit a 300-word description of their specific art form and how it relates to the theme, to aapc2018@ug.edu.gh not later than September 17, 2018. More information about the Institute of African Studies please visit our website at http://ias.ug.edu.gh/ Please contact the Organizing Committee at aapc2018@ug.edu.gh if you need any clarification or assistance with your submission.

 

Please click here for more details

 

 

Sustainable Livelihoods and Development Network for Africa, Accra, Ghana - Triennial Conference – Accra 2019

Starting August 17, 2018 - Ending August 17, 2019

 

Sustainable Livelihoods and Development Network for Africa, Accra, Ghana

in collaboration with

Livelihoods Support and Development Centre, Abeokuta, Nigeria

hereby announce their

 

Triennial Conference – Accra 2019

Background 

Sustainable Livelihoods and Development Network for Africa (SLIDEN AFRICA) is a non-governmental, non-profit making network coordinated from Nigeria with offices in Kenya and Ghana. It is made up of partners with knowledge and experience in the Agriculture, Development Studies and related fields. SLIDEN AFRICA was established in 2000 with a vision to contribute to the empowerment of poor people in Africa through poverty alleviation, livelihoods development, skill enhancement and gender parity in development, research and networking. It aims at contributing significantly to the attainment of increase in level of education, reducing poverty, ensuring gender equity and environmental sustainability in Africa.

The Conference – SLIDEN AFRICA Accra 2019

Theme: African Development Beyond Slogans: New Approaches and Sustainable Outcomes

Subthemes:

  1. Development Policy Thoughts and Applications
  2. Approaches to increasing Productivity, Income and Sustainable Livelihoods
  3. Sustainable Resource Management for African Development 
  4. Gender Considerations in African Development Interventions
  5. Issues in Climate Change and Variability
  6. Monitoring and Learning from Development Interventions

 

Date: Monday, 4th to Thursday, 7th March, 2019

 

The Venue

Oscarpak Royal Hotel, off Kisseman-Haatso Road, West Legon, Accra, Ghana

 

Conference Registration

Ghanaian Participants:  GHC 300    Nigerian Participants: NGN30,000                  Others: USD100

This covers conference materials, group lunches, tea and snack during breaks. This fee DOES NOT INCLUDE accommodation (plus breakfast) and other dinners during the conference.

 

How to pay registration fee

Registration fee should be paid using the bank details below:

Account Name: Livelihoods Support and Development Centre

Account Number: 1012517151

Bank Name: Zenith Bank Plc, 84, Obafemi Awolowo Way, Isale-Igbein, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria

SWIFT CODE – ZEIBNGLA

Registration fees can also be paid on arrival at the Conference.

Participants who have paid conference registration fee as advised above should scan and send the evidence of payment by email attachment to: slidenafrica@gmail.com

 

Website: slidenafrica.org

Convener: Dr. Jonathan Anaglo                        Email: joanaglo@gmail.com                              Tel: +233247529255

Co-convener: Prof. Kolawole Adebayo            Email: kolawole_adebayo@hotmail.com       Tel: +2348034046873

Organising Secretary: Zenabu Kobatu          Email: zenabu07@yahoo.com                      Tel: +233244231559

Coordinator: Dr. Olubukola Osuntade             Email: bukolaosuntade@hotmail.com            Tel: +2348035047641

 

Hotel accommodation

Accommodation are available at:

  1. Oscarpak Royal Hotel, off Kisseman-Haatso Road, West Legon, Accra (about USD50/night)
  2. Golf Suites Hotel, 8-11, Silicon Avenue, West Legon, Accra (about USD35/night)
  3. Olive Height Hotel, Westlands, Accra (about (USD50/night)
  4. Tulip Inn, South Legon, Accra (about USD150/night)

 

For participants who require assistant with reservations in respect of accommodation, send an email to: slidenafrica@gmail.com

 

IMPORTANT DATES

Monday, 10th December, 2018 – Submission of Abstract

Monday, 14th January, 2019 – Submission of full Papers or Poster

Monday, 4th February, 2019 – Accommodation Request

Monday, 4th March, 2019 – Arrival of Participants

Tuesday, 5th March, 2019 – Opening Ceremony/First Technical Session/Congress Dinner

Wednesday, 6th March, 2019 – Triennial Congress and Second Technical Session

Thursday, 7th March, 2019 – Field Trip and Departure

 

 

 

 

Student Innovation Challenge (STIC)

Starting August 16, 2018 - Ending August 16, 2019

 Student Innovation Challenge (STIC)

The Institute of Applied Science and Technology (IAST) under the College of Basic and Applied Sciences of the University of Ghana serves as a platform for the transfer of knowledge, technology and innovation developed at the University of Ghana to Industry, the University community and the Nation. One of the important objectives of the Institute of Applied Science and Technology (IAST) is to organize events to showcase technologies developed from departments of the University of Ghana. As part of its strategy to achieve its objectives and to mark the 70th Anniversary of the University of Ghana, the Institute of Applied Science and Technology is organizing a Student Innovation Challenge (STIC).

The STIC is to bring out the innovative and creative abilities in students and to encourage participation in the application of the acquired knowledge, skills and abilities to solve problems pertaining to industry.

The STIC has two major aspects. First, the University of Ghana STIC is opened to all students of the University of Ghana from every college/school/department/institute/centre with diverse innovations. Second, the HMD Africa STIC, which is being sponsored by HMD Africa, on the other hand is opened to all students of the University of Ghana from every college/school/department/institute/centre whose innovations fall within agricultural science.

Both Challenges run concurrently with the UG STIC considering diverse innovations from multiple disciplines.

 

AIMS OF STUDENT INNOVATION CHALLENGE (STIC)

a. To Empower potential students to create innovative solutions to problems existing within the University community, local industries and the Country through the application of knowledge and skills gained in their areas of study.

b. To Create a network between experts in different fields of industries and students to as well as encourage the mentoring of students together with the teaching staff of the University.

c. To Foster teamwork among students across the different disciplines through collaboration.

d. To Encourage students to develop the enthusiasm and skills of entrepreneurship as a solution to unemployment.

 

UG STIC

The General STIC will strictly be opened to both undergraduate and graduate students of the University of Ghana to showcase ideas or developed solutions to address problems existing industry in innovative technology in the following areas:

Health or sanitation

Education

Agriculture

Energy

Engineering e.g food processing, automobile design etc

 

HMD Africa STIC

The HMD Africa STIC will strictly be opened to both undergraduate and graduate students of the University of Ghana to showcase ideas or developed solution to address problems existing in the following areas within the agricultural sector of Ghana:

Innovative model or application to scale up crops agriculture

Innovative irrigation application

Scheme for assisting farmers in developing their business via new technologies

Scheme for strengthening link between farmer and markets

Scheme for mechanization of farmers

 

NB: All agriculture related applications submitted for the UG STIC will be included in the HMD Africa STIC.

RULES OF THE CHALLENGE

Eligibility

The challenge is strictly opened to both undergraduate and graduate students of the University of Ghana. Students may enter as a group of three (3) or as individuals. Students from all disciplines are encouraged to apply.

Ideas or solutions of applicant(s) should:

Meet specific needs/problems and be locally-driven

Demonstrate innovation and creativity

Express economic, social or environmental benefits

 

Entry requirement

Team/Individual

Each team/individual is required to upload a maximum of two (2) page proposal during application

Each team/individual must have a unique name.

Each team/individual should focus on only one particular area of the competition

 

Proposals must:

Be original, innovative and feasible.

Indicate the area of interest.

Describe in detail how innovative, the idea or solution is (can be accompanied by an illustration).

Describe a target market for the innovative idea or solution.

Identify resources to be utilized both local and foreign.

Describe how the idea will impact on Industry socially, environmentally and economically.

 

By submitting a proposal, the team/individual agrees that:

The applicant(s) is the creator of the idea/solution.

The applicant(s) own some rights to the idea/solution.

The submission does not infringe upon or violate the intellectual property, privacy, or other rights of any third party.

 

Criteria for Winner Selection

Initial selection

Initial selection of proposals would be conducted to select qualified applicants to enter the challenge. Selected applicants would be notified via phone call or e-mails in the first week of September 2018. Successful applicants would be posted on the Institute of Applied Science and Technology (IAST) website and social media pages and on the University of Ghana website.

Selection of winner

An award ceremony would be held in October 2018 to announce the winning team of the challenge. The winner of the challenge would be decided by a panel of judges. The winner of the UG STIC shall be entitled to a prize of GH5,000.00 and would be linked to industries/organizations for the implementation of the idea or solution while the winner of the HMD Africa STIC shall be awarded $50,000.00 as seed funding from HMD Africa to launch his/her project.

Disclaimer and Force Majeure 

 

The Institute of Applied Science and technology is not responsible for:

Typographical errors in any document submitted that may lead to miscommunication

Lost, misdirected, illegible, incomplete, or delayed proposals

Any cause beyond the Institute’s control, making it inadvisable, illegal, impossible, or impractical to continue the challenge.

 

For further enquiries or questions, kindly send your mails to iast@ug.edu.gh or visit the office of the Institute of Applied Science and Technology located within the D1 Chemistry Building (opposite the UG Recreational Quadrangle in University of Ghana).

 

Entry period and application

Applications to the challenge will be opened from 4th April 2018 (06:00 GMT) – 31st August, 2018 (00:00 GMT).

Interested students are required to apply online by clicking here. For further enquires kindly contact 0244046850 or 0209039058 or visit www.ug.edu.gh/iast or the offices of IAST at the Old Chemistry Building, Room DI.

NB: Applicants should ensure contacts; phone numbers and email addresses are added to their proposal

 

 

Short Course: Food and Agro Processing for Non-Scientists

Starting August 16, 2018 - Ending August 16, 2019

Short Course: Food and Agro Processing for Non-Scientists

The Department of Nutrition and Food Science in collaboration with the Departments of Family and Consumer Sciences, Crop Science, the Livestock and Poultry Research Centre and the Institute of Applied Science and Technology, have developed six modular courses under the project Food and Agro-Processing for Non-Scientists. This was done with funding from the Skills Development Fund, Phase II.

The target groups for this short course are food and agro processors. Please find below a synopsis on each module:

Module 1: Understanding the science of foods and the need for processing: This module will introduce you to basic food science and processing principles and technologies. You will understand the physicochemical, sensory and nutritional properties of foods that can be preserved through processing.

Module 2: Hygienic plant design, equipment and scale up in food processing: This module will introduce you to equipment/plant design, how to set up equipment in small organizations and the scaling up of formulations from the bench top / kitchen recipe to commercial production.

Module 3: Food safety standards, regulation and quality assurance: This module will teach you all you need to know about processing plant sanitation, how to apply for food certification and how to ensure that foods put on the market are microbiologically safe, with optimum physicochemical and sensory quality.

Module 4: Competitive food processing: You do not want to miss this module if you are interested in running a food business or already running one as you will acquire the skills to make your products more competitive through consumer-led product development and how to market your products.

Module 5: Branding, labelling, packaging, shelf life testing of foods: Are all important for marketing products in the food and agro processing industry. With this module, you will learn how to brand, label and package your products to attract consumers. You will also be taught how the shelf life of products are determined.

Module 6:  Product specific - Agro-processing: In this module, people involved in animal husbandry or crop production and are interested in adding value to their produce and products through agro-processing will benefit from hands on training and skills development.

This short course is currently being piloted for a moderate fee of GHS 200.00 per module from August to September 2018.

 

Kindly Contact 0268858960/0200812456 for further information/clarification. 

 

 

 

Short Course: Contemporary Approaches to Safe, Healthy and Quality Fruit and Vegetable Production

Starting August 16, 2018 - Ending August 16, 2019

Short Course: Contemporary Approaches to Safe, Healthy and Quality Fruit and Vegetable Production

The Institute of Applied Science and Technology, College of Basic and Applied Sciences, University of Ghana, has developed four modular courses under the project “Contemporary Approaches to Safe, Healthy and Quality Fruit and Vegetable Production”. This was done with funding from the Skills Development Fund, Phase II. The course seeks to build capacity of farmers in protected and controlled environment agriculture in Envirodome Greenhouse Farming.

The target groups for this short course are fruits and vegetable farmers. Please find below a synopsis on each module:

Module 1: Overview of Controlled Environment Agriculture: This module will introduce you to the history of greenhouse fruits and vegetables production and its importance, production of fruits and vegetables in controlled environment, how to raise seedling in greenhouse conditions and the importance of plant breeding.

Module 2: Plant Protection: This module will introduce you to diseases in fruits and vegetables, identifying and eradicating diseases and integrated diseases management, plant viruses and their importance, how some viruses are transmitted and approaches to managing plant viral diseases.

Module 3: Entrepreneurship: This module will teach you all you need to know about what an entrepreneurship is and how to identify and use opportunities that exist in the fruits and vegetable market.

Module 4: Farming as a Business: You do not want to miss this module if you are interested in running a farm business. This section will introduce you to relevant things to in undertaking farm budgeting, farm operations, financial management, marketing and record keeping.

This short course is currently being piloted for a moderate fee of GHS 450.00 for the four modules in September 2018. Kindly Contact 0541035469/0200812456/0244046850 for further information/clarification.

 

 

University of Ghana Admitted Students List

Starting August 15, 2018 - Ending August 15, 2019

University of Ghana Admitted Students List

Please click the banner below to access the list of admitted students for the 2018/2019 academic year. 

 

 

Live Streaming of the Investiture and Swearing-In Ceremony of Mrs. Mary Chinery Hesse

Starting July 31, 2018 - Ending July 31, 2019

 

Members of the University community are hereby informed that the Investiture and Swearing-In Ceremony of the first female Chancellor of the University of Ghana will be streamed live on the University of Ghana website and YouTube channel.

 

Please click on the link below to access the stream

Swearing-In Ceremony of new Chancellor 

https://youtu.be/4CQngwA6lXw

 

 

 

 

Live Streaming of July 2018 Congregation Ceremonies

Starting July 20, 2018 - Ending July 20, 2019

Dear all,

Members of the University community are hereby informed that the 2018 July Congregation Ceremonies will be streamed live on the University of Ghana website and YouTube channel.

Please click on the links below to access the streams

UG July 2018 Congregation: Friday 20th July - Morning Session

https://youtu.be/9REnVUIwsq0

 

UG July 2018 Congregation: Friday 20th July - Afternoon Session

https://youtu.be/7fDiMCdK2Fs

 

UG July 2018 Congregation: Saturday 21st July - Morning Session

https://youtu.be/pIJhKTCqB3M

 

UG July 2018 Congregation: Saturday 21st July - Afternoon Session

https://youtu.be/uKE27hVnNHs

 

 

Bachelor of Science in Midwifery Programme

Starting July 17, 2018 - Ending July 17, 2019

The School of Nursing and Midwifery of the College of Health Sciences, University of Ghana invites applications for admission into the Bachelor of Science in Midwifery programme for the 2018/2019 academic year.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Three categories of applicants will be considered for admission to the BSc. Midwifery programme.

 

  1. Senior Secondary School Certificate (SSSCE) holders or its equivalent (will enter at Level 100).
  2. West Africa Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (WASSCE) holders (will enter at Level 100).
  3. Diploma in Midwifery/ Nursing (all categories) (will enter at Level 200).

 

SSSCE holders must have passes (Grades A-D) and WASSCE holders must have credit passes (Grades A1-C6) in the following subjects:

 

Core Subjects: Three (3) core subjects comprising Mathematics, English and Integrated Science

            Or Science.   

Elective Subjects: Three Elective subjects from the following:

  1. Chemistry, Physics, Biology or Elective Mathematics
  2. General Agriculture, Physics & Chemistry
  3. Three General Arts Electives
  4. Two General Arts Electives plus Food & Nutrition
  5. Any three of the following Electives: Economics, Management in Living, Food & Nutrition, Chemistry, General Knowledge in Art and French.

 

Diploma to Degree Applicants

Applicants must be holders of a Diploma awarded by a recognised university, with a Final Grade Point Average (FGPA) of 3.0 or better. 

 

Foreign Applicants

Applicants will have their results verified by NAB/University of Ghana – these should be within the above-specified grades.

 

There may be selection interviews.

 

For information on how to apply, please visit our website.

 

Deadline: All applications must be submitted by FRIDAY JULY 27, 2018.

 

 

REGISTRAR

 

 

Call for Papers: 4th International Research Conference of the College of Humanities, University of Ghana

Starting July 17, 2018 - Ending July 17, 2019

CALL FOR PAPERS:

4th INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH CONFERENCE OF THE COLLEGE OF HUMANITIES, UNIVERSITY OF GHANA

Date: 1-2 November, 2018

Venue: University of Ghana, Legon

 

Extension for Receipt of Abstracts to Friday, August 24, 2018

 

Theme:

Prospects and Challenges of Humanities Research in the 21st Century

 

The College of Humanities of the University of Ghana is pleased to issue a Call for Papers for its 4th Annual International Research Conference on the theme Prospects and Challenges of Humanities Research in the 21st Century. In line with the University’s 70th anniversary, this conference will celebrate the growth and reflect on the challenges of the disciplines in the humanities which formed a core of the academic programmes right from the establishment of the University. The event will provide a global platform for academics, practitioners, policy makers, and students to share their research on the prospects and challenges of humanities research given the evolving undercurrents of increased world integration and localised concerns.

 

Humanities research cuts across a broad range of disciplinary boundaries using various multiple processes to create knowledge and translate it into various facets of the society. In the 21st century, cutting edge research from the humanities which responds to the needs of societies is vital and scholars are more exposed and better placed to come up with innovative ways of solving the world’s challenges.

 

The international conference sets out to explore diverse theoretical approaches, as well as interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary viewpoints and methodologies that can be brought to bear on the prospects and challenges of doing research in the humanities, and issues emanating from them. We especially welcome papers that are interdisciplinary in approach and oriented towards addressing the challenges faced by researchers in the humanities as well as future prospects of humanities research.

 

 

 

Guidelines for Abstract Submission

The Conference will be organised around a competitive call for papers and panels that include, but not limited to, the following sub-themes:

  • Methodologies and humanities research
  • The humanities and sustainable development in Africa
  • Humanities, technology and globalisation
  • Eco-humanities: divergences and convergences
  • Decolonising the academy: the place of African studies
  • Developmental challenges and African cities
  • Arts, social identity and territoriality
  • Pulpits, altars and the academy
  • Religion, politics and the economy
  • Music, language and politics
  • Language, religion, performing arts and identity construction
  • The Performing Arts and social transformation
  • Language and communication for development
  • Multilingualism and social development
  • Asia, Europe, Latin America and Africa’s development
  • Language, gender, education and culture
  • Gender, sexuality and culture
  • Diversities: gender, sexualities and dis/abilities
  • Communications: social and new media
  • Literature in print, performance and broadcast
  • Discourse and glocalisation
  • Public-private interest and media freedom
  • Law and society
  • Citizenship: rights and identity
  • Politics, economics and society
  • Governance and politics in Africa
  • Economic growth and wellbeing
  • Youth and the demographic dividend
  • Migration and transcultural exchanges
  • Healthcare in the African context
  • Entrepreneurship, business and technologies
  • Labour, employment and industry
  • Education: quality, relevance and access
  • Macroeconomic Management and Growth

Format and language:

Each proposal for oral presentation must consist of a research title, an abstract of 250 words, a list of author (s), institutional affiliation, and email.  Panel proposals should, in addition, include a brief rationale of no more than 100 words, and abstracts for all papers. A panel comprises a minimum of four and maximum of six papers and must be aligned to one of the sub-themes. Poster presentations are accepted for this conference. All authors must state clearly whether their abstracts are for oral presentation, panel sessions or poster presentations.

All submissions should be in Word format (for abstracts with special characters, also submit a pdf version).    

The main language of the conference is English; however, papers in French will be considered.  Abstracts for papers to be given in French should be submitted in both French and English.

Funding:

Limited funding in the form of travel grants are available for Young African Scholars from the sub-region. Applicants may apply for funding after they have received confirmation of acceptance of their abstracts.

Important dates:

Deadline for receipt of abstracts:        Extended to August 24, 2018

Notification of acceptance:                   September 14, 2018

Deadline for submission of full paper: October 12, 2018  

 

Submission email:    Abstracts (and any enquiries) should be sent to the following addresses:  cohconference@ug.edu.gh or cohconference@gmail.com. You may call

+233 (0500105225) or +233 (0559462600) for further information.

 

Participation Fees

International presenters/participants   - $100

International students                         - $50

Local presenters/participants              - GHȼ70

 

Participation is at no cost for all University of Ghana students

 

 

 

 

2018 Post-First Degree LL.B Interview List

Starting July 12, 2018 - Ending July 12, 2019

MONDAY JULY 23, 2018 8:30 A.M.                        

(Morning Group A)

 

ABDUL NASIR MUKTAR HEBAH

9003455

ABDULAI AWULATU

9005295

ABDULAI YAHAYA

9006534

ABEDNEGO AKUTAM

9020445

ABOAGYE EMMANUEL

9001092

ABROKWA EMMANUEL KWASI

9009578

ABUDULAI ADAM ZIG-NAA

9014010

ACHAMPONG AKWASI KYERE

9001848

ACQUAYE GENEVIEVE ELIZABETH NAA ADOLEY

9002923

ADADEVOH SELINAM AMEYO

9011228

ADAMS SAMIULLAI QUADOO

9004529

ADDAI-KWARTENG PRISCILLA

9002879

ADDE COLLINS CONSTANT

9001094

  

MONDAY JULY 23, 2018 8:30 A.M.                        

(Morning Group B)

 

ADDIPAH ENYONAM

9003894

ADDO JAMIE ALLEN NII AYI KUSHIE

9012024

ADDO REBECCA ASAMOAH

9004468

ADJEI ALEXANDER JUNIOR

9004833

ADJENIM BOATENG HANNAH

9008971

ADONGO LINDA SEKIKULGA

9024460

ADU ALBERTA ADUBEA

9008012

ADU CHARLES NII JUNIOR

9009074

ADU-ACHEAMPONG JOSPHINE

9017166

ADZAGLI GLORIA

9021314

ADZOKPE JONATHAN

9001658

ADZORLOLO STEPHEN

9010783

AFARI-ACQUAH JOEL OHENEBA

9015751

  

MONDAY, JULY 23, 2018 1:00 P.M                          

(Afternoon Group A)

 

AFORUK DANIEL AYUEKANBEY

9014494

AFRANE IVY YEBOAH KAKRA

9026319

AGLOBITSE KATHERINE AKPE

9017792

AGYEI SOLOMON ASARE

9013743

AGYEKUM DENNIS

9002217

AGYEMAN  MARIAM KONADU

9000695

AHINFUL ANGEL CHRISTINA

9000640

AHMED AMINA BALMA

9013964

AKHARIGEYA JOSHUA ATABINORE

9017802

AKOMEAH OSMAN NANA AKWASI

9024889

AKUFFO ERNEST KWATIA

9002058

  

MONDAY, JULY 23, 2018 1:00 P.M                           

(Afternoon Group B)

 

AKUFFO JACQUELINE ADOBEA

9026770

AKUMFI EDWARD KYEREMEH

9009913

AKUTAM SELINA

9020441

AKYEAMPONG JENNIFER ABENA SERWAA

9001146

ALAGSKOMAH EUGENE

9020396

ALANGYAM GIDEON AKANLINGWON

9011637

AMANOR SHINE

9016127

AMEGA-DUNU PATRICK

9016144

AMENUVOR MAWUSI YAA

9009722

AMENYA ANTHOINETTE ABLA

9017451

AMEVOR STANELY JOHN-JAY

9008645

  

TUESDAY, JULY 24, 2018 8:30 A.M.                   

(Morning Group A)

 

AMO NANCY AMA

9002013

AMOAH FORSON KEZIA MARFOA

9007471

AMOAKO MUBARICK

9001863

AMOATENG BOAKYE LYDIA

9008771

AMPONG AFUA BABA

9000724

ANAGLATE DEMAKPOR

9018663

ANDOH MOSES EKOW

9011216

ANDROMEDE DJENEBA TALARPOUA THIOMBIANO

8105370

ANNAN BERLINDA

9021535

ANNING NIMAKO KUFFOUR

9012632

ANOMAH FRANCISCA AGYIN

9019268

ANTWI DANIEL OPOKU

9001579

ANYOMI LOVEMARK ADZO

9009691

  

TUESDAY, JULY 24, 2018 8:30 A.M.                   

(Morning Group B)

 

APPIAH SHADRACK

9016182

ARMAH DANIEL

9005705

ARMOO ABENA ADUKO

9011460

ARTHUR GEORGE JUSTICE

9003540

ARYENOR ESTHER

9011964

ASABAGNA PATIENCE

9003234

ASAMANI EFUA

9015448

ASAMOAH BOAKYE MARK

9021842

ASAMOAH ENID ARABA

9013026

ASANTE SHAKOOL AKUA ABEA

9009358

ASANTE-ANTWI GLORIA YIADOM

9015945

ASARE JOELYN ROBERTA

9000768

ASARE VIVIAN MONICA

9003498

  

TUESDAY, JULY 24, 2018 1:00 P.M                 

(Afternoon Group A)

 

ASARE-BOATENG NANA AMMA

9000494

ASIEDU KWEKU AMPONSAH

9005547

AVORKAH SHEILA

9013658

AWO ASIEDUA YEBOAH

9012402

AWUKU DANIEL AWUSI

9002327

AWUVAFOGE JESSE AGYEKWAH

9012925

BAAH CHRISTABLE NYARWAA

9024559

BAAH SEFIAMOR

9011623

BADII KAWAWA EUNICE

9007080

BADMUS DINAH

9020827

BASSAW FRANKLINA EUNICE

9014824

BATSE TONY SEDEM

9011088

  

TUESDAY, JULY 24, 2018 1:00 P.M                 

(Afternoon Group B)

 

BAWUAH ALBERTA ADOMAH ADUM

9013114

BERDIE LUCY SEDEM

9025071

BIBARIWIAH GODWIN FUOH

9003334

BILLARD HARRY NII AYIQUAYE

9000638

BLANKSON AUNTIE DEDE

9013679

BLEWUSI CORNELIA SELORM

9024234

BOAKYE ALBERT FORKUO

9012943

BOAMAH EBENEZER KOBINA

9020131

BOATENG JOSEPH MANU KWASI

9014008

BODOMBIE FUSEINI BAKUORO

9023135

BONSU ADJOA ASOR SIKA

9011943

BOTCHWAY WILIAM OFFEI

9001260

  

WEDNESDAY, JULY 25, 2018 8:30 A.M.                       

(Morning Group A)

 

BRIKU-BOADU EDWARD

9018254

BROWN NANCY NAA AKU

9024024

BUKU KODJO XORLADEM KODJO

9022266

COBB CAROLINE

9006219

COMMEY NANA AMA KOFFUAH

9014036

DAAKU NAANA AKUA YEBOAH

9001413

DADZIE DERRICK

9004404

DADZIE KOW AKYEMPEM JUNIOR

9021104

DADZIE MICHAELA

9020288

DAKO KWAME BOAMAH

9012183

DAMTAR SOLOMON BITTIAN

9014186

DANQUAH ESTHER AGEIWAA

9022697

DANQUAH FRANK JNR

9024524

  

WEDNESDAY, JULY 25, 2018 8:30 A.M.                       

(Morning Group B)

 

DJAN AFARI SHARON AWO

9009162

DONKOR TIMOTHY SELIKEM

9006492

DUFFOUR BRIGHT

9019328

DUNCAN MAULYN GYASIWA

9012333

DUORINAAH JUVENTUS

9003270

DUWUONA DEBORAH NARKI

9007609

DZAH WORLANYO KWASI SOLOMON

9015493

DZANDU MARY-STELLA DZIFA

9013911

DZIKPEHLO WISDOM

9016441

DZUDZOR CYNTHIA AFI

9020403

EDUSEI PAMELA ANKISIWAI

9004689

ESSEL DANIELLINA DUODU

9011803

FERGUSON GEORGE

9013847

  

WEDNESDAY, JULY 25, 2018 1:00 P.M.                       

(Afternoon Group A)

 

FOSU AMA POKUA

9010372

FREMPONG ALEX KUMI

9024787

GARBA SHARIFA

9011457

GELLIE VINCENT

9025485

GYASI MENSAH JERRY JOHN

9023074

HADJOR DENNIS

9025299

HAGAN FAUSTINA ARABA JULIET ADEIKU

9025442

HAILEY SHAIDATU

9002468

HAMMOND BENEDICTA

9024403

IBRAHIM ABDUL KARIM

9010596

IBRAHIM HAZIF DEEN

9007404

INKUM ISAAC ARKO

9004866

  

WEDNESDAY, JULY 25, 2018 1:00 P.M.                      

(Afternoon Group B)

 

JEMILA HALIDU

9005509

KLAYSON JENNIFER YAYRA

9013265

KOFINTI VANESSA AMA SERWAH

9003887

KOTOCHIE CLEMENCE

9023412

KUSI SELINA SERWAAH

9021010

KWAKUTSEY NUNANA

9004135

KYEREMANTENG ANTOINETTE MAWUENA CLAIRE

9006594

LEGGE REGINALD

9016960

LIVINGBIRD BENJAMIN KWAME

9001443

MAMONKOSE MAXWELL CHEREGO

9002951

MANTEAW DZIFA

9024004

MCLEAN-ARTHUR JOSEPH

9021147

  

THURSDAY, JULY 26, 2018 8:00 A.M.                    

(Morning Group A)

 

McOWUSU IDA ESI

9011603

MENSAH BAABA SIRIPIWA

9000970

MENSAH DOREEN

9004734

MENSAH MAAME AKUA FORIWAA

9022940

MENSAH PETER

9019333

MINGLE LILIAN JOY

9000783

NII LARYEAFIO BENEDICT

9013751

NTIAMOAH ALEXANDER AMANYIN

9024775

NYADZI ASEYE ADZO-MAA

9009752

NYAHE MARIA DELALI

9010252

NYAKO STEPHEN MATEY

9007953

  

THURSDAY, JULY 26, 2018 8:00 A.M.                    

(Morning Group B)

 

NYAMEKYE SARFO JUNIOR

9017422

NYARKO NANA AMA

9015361

OBU ACHEAMPONG FELIX

9002272

ODURE JOSEPH ASIEDU

9021902

OFORI DOMINIC OHENE

9003314

OFORI DUAH WILHELMINA

9026186

OFORI PATRICIA POMAA

9000837

OFORI-BAH EMMANUEL KOFI ASARE

9026035

OFORIWAA AMANFO AGNES

9007298

OHENEWA ESTHER

9012912

OPOKU MENSAH CECILIA

9021724

  

THURSDAY, JULY 26, 2018 1:00 P.M.                       

(Afternoon Group A)

 

ORTSIN EKUA KYEREWAH

9012136

OSABUTEY NAA AWURA DEDE

9003403

OWUSU ADDA OPOKU RAYMOND

9025916

PARKER THELMA MARTINA

9000582

PEPRAH KYEI BAFFOUR

9010366

PLANGE ADIVITI

9000670

POBEE MENSAH HENRY

9023783

POKU ROSEMARY UNIQUE CLARA

9008930

QUARTEY JAMES

9014799

QUARTEY PAPAFIO REGINA OYOO

9011134

  

THURSDAY, JULY 26, 2018 1:00 P.M.                       

(Afternoon Group B)

 

SACKEY NANCY AMA

9002878

SEDZRAMEDO EBENERIS ELORM

9008707

SOSI THEOPHILUS SAKI

9003958

VANDERPUYE-ORGLE MELODY

9015704

YAHAYA ENUSAH

9012535

YEBOAH NANA AMA ADOMA

9008104

YEMOH AUDREY NAA YEMOTELEY

9019537

YEVU JOANA

9018700

ZIAME ABIGAIL

9006588

ZOWONU JESSICA DZIFA

9021082

 

 

PhD Scholarship Opportunities – Centre for Urban Management Studies (CUMS)

Starting July 11, 2018 - Ending July 11, 2019

The Centre for Urban Management Studies (CUMS), University of Ghana, Legon, seeks qualified candidates from relevant academic units of the University of Ghana to apply for two sets of PhD research scholarships.

 

 

 

Please click here for the details

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Undergraduate Admissions for the 2018/2019 Academic Year

Starting July 4, 2018 - Ending July 4, 2019

The University of Ghana announces for the information of the general public that in anticipation of the early release of WASSCE results by the West African Examinations Council, the DEADLINE for the closure of applications for admission of prospective applicants into various undergraduate programmes for the 2018/2019 academic year is now July 20, 2018.

The change in deadline is to enable the University to start its admission process soon after the results have been released.

All persons interested in applying to the University of Ghana should take note of the new closing date.

 

REGISTRAR

Nomination of Innovations for Submission to the “Innovating Education in Africa Expo 2018”

Starting June 29, 2018 - Ending June 29, 2019

Nomination of Innovations for Submission to the “Innovating Education in Africa Expo 2018”

  1. Introduction: The Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation invites nominations of innovations to be considered for showcasing at the Innovating Education in Africa Expo 2018.

Please note: The main text for submission should be in Arial 11-point form with single line spacing.

  1. Format for submission

Submissions may be made in any one of the following formats.

  1. Project Summary: Individual innovators and organisations may submit a summary of projects, which are leading or have led to unique outcomes. Submissions should cover the problem being solved and solution offered. (Maximum 2 pages).

 

  1. Papers: Papers should represent original quality research with the potential for practical application. (Maximum – 5 pages, including references).

 

  1. Policy presentation proposals: A summary of innovations in policy which are leading to or have led to unique outcomes. The paper should cover the problem being targeted, solution offered and how the policy is innovative (Maximum 2 pages).

 

  1. Lightning Talks: Provide a short overview of a project, showcase a technology or its implementation, or highlight a key issue. (Maximum 1 page including references).

 

  1. Digital poster: Present visual representations of projects and development initiatives. (Maximum 1 page including references).

 

  1. Techno Expo: Demonstrate innovative projects or applications using instructional technology to communicate. You are required to provide live demonstrations of your project (i.e. video clip of not more than 3 minutes in length).

 

  1. Eligibility Criteria:
  1. The innovations must have demonstrated impact, with potential for wide dissemination in Africa;
  2. Applicant must consent to having their innovation shared across the continent for purposes of replication;
  3. Submissions must be made by the original author of the innovation or a senior official of the organisation that developed the innovation.

 

  1. Submission guideline:  
  1. Kindly submit electronic copy via email to the Office of Research, innovation and Development (ORID) via orid-tdtc@ug.edu.gh

and

  1. Also submit n any of the specified formats at iea.edu-au.org/submit

 

  1. Deadline for submission:
  1. 5.00pm on Monday, 2nd July 2018 for submissions to orid-tdtc@ug.edu.gh and
  2. 12.00 midnight Addis Ababa time (GMT+3) for submissions to iea.edu-au.org/submit

 

 

I.T. Professional Certificate Short Courses - Department of Computer Science

Starting June 27, 2018 - Ending June 27, 2019

The Department of Computer Science, University of Ghana is organizing intensive professional certificate courses, open to senior high school graduates, tertiary students, graduates, workers and the general public for eight-weeks. The courses are in various IT fields from Database Administration to 3D Animation.

 

 

 

 

 

Please click here for the details:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

University of Ghana Part of International Collaboration to Advance Research in Agriculture, Nutrition and Health

Starting June 26, 2018 - Ending June 26, 2019

University of Ghana and the African Nutrition Society, alongside other partners will this week hold the Academy Week where 350 Scientists from 50 Countries are expected to meet in Accra to advance research in Agriculture, Nutrition and Health.

 

Please click here to access a Press Release on the upcoming event.

 

 

 

Call for Abstracts - ICA Africa 2nd Biennial Conference, 2018

Starting June 20, 2018 - Ending June 20, 2019

ICA Africa 2nd Biennial Conference, 2018

 

The Africa Regional Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA)

Theme: African Digital Cultures: Emerging Research, Practices and Innovations

Date:  7-9 November, 2018

Organisers: School of Information and Communication Studies, University of Ghana, Legon

Digital technology has become an inherent part of contemporary African life. Fueled by increasing internet penetration, changes have occurred to accommodate a more digital-driven lifestyle across various sectors of African societies. Compared with other parts of the world, Internet use in Africa is still relatively low, but digital technology is rapidly changing how people on the continent communicate with one another, produce and consume goods and services, enact citizenship, and construct narratives about themselves. New configurations in the communication, information and media landscape resulting from digitalization provoke new questions and challenge old assumptions about mediation practices for scholars. Traditional media such as radio, for example, may be still dominant in the information and communication ecology of Africa, but their practices are constantly being impacted and transformed by emerging digital cultures, especially among the youth.

The dynamic nature of technology-driven transformations in mediated communication in Africa calls for deeper insights into the cultures forming around the appropriation of digital technologies. In a world in which the face of communication is constantly evolving, we believe Africa can provide fresh thinking on how people adopt, appropriate and deploy digital technologies in various communicative contexts and the impact(s) that has on their lives.

The School of Information and Communication Studies (SICS) of the University of Ghana, in collaboration with the International Communication Association (ICA) is hosting the 2018 Regional ICA conference on the theme African Digital Cultures: Emerging research, practices and innovations. The conference seeks to bring together scholars from within and outside the continent to share their research and perspectives on the cultures forming around conceptualizations, production and consumption of the digital space in Africa. We invite abstracts of empirical and conceptual papers that address the following and other relevant themes for presentation at the conference:

  • Transformation of knowledge in a digital era
  • Epistemologies, disciplinary developments and pedagogies in digital communication
  • Theorizations of the digital
  • Gendered cultures and digitization
  • Youth cultures and digitization
  • Rural digital cultures
  • Digitization and marginalization
  • Digitization, regulation and governance
  • Digital colonization
  • Ethical concerns related to digitization
  • Newsroom norms and practices in a digital era
  • Corporate communications and digitization
  • Communication, entrepreneurship and digitization
  • Digitization and interpersonal communication
  • Audiences and digital culture
  • Privacy, publicity, surveillance
  • News and disinformation
  • New mediation practices in a digital era
  • Digitalization and visualization

Special Panels:  We also invite abstracts for a Special Panel on Revisiting the Foundations of African Communication Scholarship in honour of pioneering African communication scholars.

Besides this, we welcome senior scholars to propose and constitute special panels on issues of interest related to the conference theme.

Submission for Conference:  Please submit abstracts of a maximum 300 words by June 30, 2018 either through the designated link on the conference website or email to sics@ug.edu.gh.

Abstract acceptance notifications would be issued by July 25, 2018 and full papers will be expected to be submitted by October 15, 2018. Abstracts should include name, institutional affiliation and contact details of author(s) and paper title.

Policy Lab:  The Conference will create space for a Policy Lab on Digital Empowerment (Access, Literacy, Safety, etc.). The main objective of the policy lab is to improve the synergies among researchers, media and communication practitioners, and policy actors. It aims at encouraging research agendas of direct interest to policy constituencies on issues related to the topic of the policy lab and to stimulate demand for research findings among potential users in policy and practice. Participation will be open to only a limited number of participants.

Submission for Policy Lab: Please submit a short synopsis of relevant research you are currently developing and which could benefit from feedback from policy makers by June 30, 2018 either through the designated link on the conference website or to sics@ug.edu.gh. Acceptance notifications would be issued by July 25, 2018.

Graduate Student/Early Scholar Mentoring Session: There will also be a graduate student mentoring session. We invite graduate students to send in abstracts of their research as well as poster proposals for consideration by June 30, 2018 either through the designated link on the conference website or to sics@ug.edu.gh.   

Acceptance notifications would be issued by July 25, 2018. A limited number of partial/full sponsorship may be available for covering flights and hotel accommodation.

Key dates

  • Abstract submission deadline: June 30, 2018
  • Acceptance notification and invitations: July 25, 2018
  • Full paper submissions: October 15, 2018
  • Conference dates: November 7-9, 2018

NB: Please include the session you are submitting your abstract to in the subject line when using the email option

Venue: University of Ghana, Legon, Accra-Ghana

Kindly visit the link below for further Information 

http://sics.ug.edu.gh/icaafrica-ghana

 

Abstract Submission here or http://sics.ug.edu.gh/icaafrica-ghana/abstract-submission

 

 

PhD & Post-Doctoral Research Positions / Scholarship Opportunities - RIPS

Starting June 20, 2018 - Ending June 20, 2019

The Regional Institute for Population Studies (RIPS), University of Ghana, Legon is looking for self-motivated and highly-qualified candidates to fill vacant PhD research & Post-Doctoral positions on its “Cities and Climate Change” project, and expected to use existing data from the project.

The PhD position is for two-years, whilst the Post-Doctoral position is for one-year and both can be held in a relevant academic unit at the University of Ghana. The overall goal of the project is to improve the management of flood risks and enhance resilience in Accra’s readiness for future floods by developing an integrated climate smart flood management framework and catalysing evidence-based policy action.

 

Please click here for more details

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Train-The-Trainer Workshop - (UGCES)

Starting June 20, 2018 - Ending June 20, 2019

The University of Ghana Centre for Evidence Synthesis (UGCES) is organizing a 5 day "train-the trainer" workshop titled Evidence Synthesis for Advancing Innovative Research and Evidence-based Policy from the 6th to the 10th of August, 2018.

 

Please click here for more details

Please click here for the application forms

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Invitation to Regional and National Skills Competition

Starting June 11, 2018 - Ending June 11, 2019
The Council for Technical and Vocational Education and Training, is organising a Regional and National Skills Competition as part of efforts to promote skills development for industrialisation and job creation. In view of this, the Council has extended an invitation to the University of Ghana, and is inviting interested persons to compete in the programme. 
 
 
The Application Criteria are as follows: 
 
  1. The applicant must be below 25years. 
  2. Applicants must be Ghanaian. 
  3. A student may only enter and/ or compete with the consent and approval of his/her institution.  As such, applicants must submit the completed application form to the Office of Research, Innovation and Development for institutional approval.                                                                                                                                                  
  4. Applicants must refer to the attached Guidelines for Registration for more information on the application criteria and other relevant information. 
  5. Interested persons are to complete the attached Regional and National Competition Skills Registration Form and submit with a cover letter, either electronically to orid-tdtc@ug.edu.gh or in hard copy to the Office of Research, Innovation and Development (ORID), located at the Ground Floor of the LECIAD Building. 
  6. Completed application forms must be delivered to the addresses provided as soon as possible but not later than Wednesday, 12th June 2018, to allow for required approvals.                                                                                    
 
Please click the links below for the application form and guidelines 
 
 
 
 
 

Quantitative Methods for Impact Evaluation of Population, Health and Nutrition Programs Workshop (With STATA Practice) 9 July – 13 July 2018

Starting June 11, 2018 - Ending June 11, 2019

The School of Public Health invites all to a five-day workshop to provide intensive training on the concepts of impact evaluation and the tools and techniques for evaluating program impact.

Please click the links below for more information.

 

Please click here for the Application form

Please click here for more information

 

 

 

Invitation to the Launch of the Ghana Business Development Review (GBDR), Second Edition

Starting June 11, 2018 - Ending June 11, 2019

Members of the University Community are hereby invited to the launch of the “Ghana Business Development Review (GBDR), Second Edition” as follows:

Date: Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Time: 10:00 am

Venue: UGBS Graduate Building, off the Madina Highway, opposite the Goil Filling Station near PRESEC

Special Guest of Honour: Hon. Dr. Ibrahim Mohammed Awal, Minister for Business Development

Chairperson: Prof. Samuel Agyei-Mensah, Provost, College of Humanities

The GBDR is a research-based report on business development in Ghana, mainly at the micro-level. It seeks to provide regular reviews of developments and performance of businesses across various sectors of the economy and also provide an outlook with respect to investment and growth opportunities as well as policy direction.

The report is rapidly gaining acceptance by the business community as an important document and becoming another channel of impact on society by the Business school.

 

 

 

 

 

Call for Applications - International Workshop on Bayesian Data Analysis and Software Application.

Starting June 11, 2018 - Ending June 11, 2019

The School of Public Health, University of Ghana, Legon, invites applications to an International Workshop on Bayesian Data Analysis and Software Application.

The workshop aims to:

  1. Introduce participants smoothly into Bayesian statistical methods, from basic concepts to hierarchical models, model building and model evaluation
  2. Introduce students to applying Bayesian approach to modeling locally relevant public health challenges.

The workshop will be held from the 1st – 5th October 2018 at the School of Public Health, University of Ghana, Legon

Please click the banner below for more information on the workshop.

 

 

 

Call for Abstracts-3rd International Conference on Physical Activity, Sport and Health for Development in Africa (IC-PASHDA)

Starting June 4, 2018 - Ending June 4, 2019

The University community is hereby invited to the submit abstracts for the 3rd International Conference on Physical Activity, Sport and Health for Development in Africa(IC-PASHDA) on the theme:

“Inclusive and Innovative Physical Activity, Sport and Health Education for Sustainable Development in Africa”

Deadline for submission of abstracts: Sunday, June 24, 2018

Details of the conference are as follows;

Date: 19th-22nd September, 2018

Venue: University of Ghana, Legon

Website: www.ug.edu.gh/pashda/

Chairman: Professor Ebenezer Oduro Owusu, Vice-Chancellor-UG

Speakers:  Professor Lauren Lieberman

                   Professor Vincent Onywera

                   Dr. Richmond Nii Okai Aryeetey

 

 

 

Invitation to Faculty Seminar - "Ghana Calls"

Starting June 4, 2018 - Ending June 4, 2019

Members of the University Community are hereby invited to a Faculty Seminar being organized by the Office of International Programmes in collaboration with the California State University.

Please click here for more information about the programme

 

 

 

Invitation to UG @ 70 Public Lecture - Department of Information Studies

Starting May 30, 2018 - Ending May 30, 2019

DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION STUDIES

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION

UG @ 70

INVITATION TO PUBLIC LECTURE

The Department of Information Studies invites the University community to a public lecture as part of activities to mark the 70th Anniversary celebrations of the University of Ghana.

Date  :        Friday 8 June, 2018

Time :        4.00 p.m.

Venue:        Department of Economics Conference Facility

 

Theme: Archives and the Public Good – 70 Years of University of Ghana’s Contribution to Unifying Ghanaian Cultures: The J.H. Kwabena Nketia Archives in Perspective

 

Speaker: Mrs. Judith Opoku-Boateng, Archivist, Institute of African Studies

 

National independence in many African countries has been followed by a cultural self-assessment. Many African heritage institutions as well as some institutions of learning, therefore, started undertaking research and documentation of their cultural traditions in the wake of and after independence.  The initiative taken by the University of Ghana to record, preserve, promote and disseminate knowledge of traditional music and related arts, is a remarkable achievement of the twentieth century.  Four years into the establishment of the University of Ghana (UG), the idea of unifying the nation through collecting and archiving Ghanaian musical resources was conceived by young Joseph Hanson Kwabena Nketia, a research fellow in African Studies at the Sociology Department of the University. Dr. Kofi Abrefa Busia embraced this initiative and generously supported the young Nketia with the necessary resources. The unique collection hosted by the Archives has brought new challenges and insights, not only to the music public, but also to scholars, researchers, educators and record managers in Ghana and beyond.

 

 

I.T. Professional Certificate Short Courses – Department of Computer Science

Starting May 23, 2018 - Ending May 23, 2019

The Department of Computer Science will like to remind the University Community that the Department is organizing Six Weeks Evening and Weekend I.T. programmes on various courses from 28th May, to 14th July, 2018.

 

Deadline for registration is May 26, 2018.

 

 

Please click here for the detailed courses and their fees.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Call for Papers - Classics and Global Humanities

Starting May 18, 2018 - Ending May 18, 2019

Call for Papers

Classics and Global Humanities

University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana

 11-12 October, 2018

Keynote Speaker

      Prof. Barbara Goff, University of Reading, Reading, UK.

Studies have explored the cross-cultural engagement between Western civilisation and other cultures (Stephens and Vasunia 2010) as well as the legacy and reception of the Classics in the Arab world (Pormann 2015), India (Vasunia 2013), West Africa (Goff 2013; Goff and Simpson 2007) and recently, South Africa (Parker 2017). Classical reception studies thus continue to play a key role in bringing different parts of the world into greater dialogue with each other.

We invite abstracts for papers not only from Classics but also from other disciplines and sub-disciplines which explore ways in which reception studies is giving a new voice to classical research in West Africa, consider ways in which Classics in West Africa engages with the legacies of Egypt, Greece, and Rome or examine cross-cultural themes in both ancient and modern traditions. We also welcome papers which draw lessons from other parts of Africa and the world.

The conference sub-themes might include but are by no means limited to the following:

  • Africa in the Greek and Roman World
  • Art and architecture
  • Drama, theatre and literature
  • Ancient, Medieval and modern philosophy
  • Democracy, culture and globalisation
  • Politics, law, and public speaking
  • Gender, Slavery, and sexuality
  • Race, Ethnicity and Identity
  • Science and technology
  • Geography and Environment
  • Medicine and Health

Please send abstracts of no more than 300 words to CFPlegonclassics@mail.com by 30th June, 2018

 

Notification of acceptance: 31st July, 2018

Organising Committee

Martin Ajei, University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana.

Olakunbi Olasope, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria.

Peter Grant, University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, Ghana.

Kofi Ackah, University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana.

 

 

 

I.T. Professional Certificate Short Courses – Department of Computer Science

Starting May 16, 2018 - Ending April 26, 2019

The Department of Computer Science will like to inform the University Community that the Department is organizing Six Weeks Evening and Weekend I.T. programmes on various courses from 28th May, to 14th July, 2018.

 

Deadline for registration is Wednesday, May 26, 2018.

 

 

Please click here for detailed courses to be offered.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Call for Abstracts - 2nd Annual International Research Conference, University of Ghana

Starting May 15, 2018 - Ending May 15, 2019

Center for Ageing Studies

College of Humanities

University of Ghana

 

Call for Abstracts

2nd Annual International Research Conference, University of Ghana.

 

Date: 4th -  5th October, 2018

Time: 9am each day

Venue:  Great Hall, University of Ghana, Legon

 

Theme: “AGEING IN THE ERA OF DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY”

Subthemes:

Technology and active Ageing.

Health and Wellness

Psychosocial Dimensions on Ageing

Retirement.

Economic Demographic perspectives on Ageing

Spirituality/Religiosity and Ageing

Ageing Policy

Other related areas.

 

Abstract should be submitted to: ageingconference@ug.edu.gh / cfas@ug.edu.gh by Tuesday 31stJuly, 2018.

All abstracts must be maximum 250 words and contain the names and affiliations of all authors. Presenting Author’s name must be underlined.

For enquiries contact: cfas@ug.edu.gh/ageingconference@ug.edu.gh

 

 

 

 

 

School of Public Health Quantitative Methods For Impact Evaluation Of Population, Health And Nutrition Programs Workshop

Starting May 15, 2018 - Ending May 15, 2019

The University Of Ghana School of Public Health

Quantitative Methods For Impact Evaluation Of Population, Health And Nutrition Programs Workshop (With Stata Practice)

9 July – 13 July 2018

 

Workshop Objectives

This five-day workshop will provide intensive training on the concepts of impact evaluation and in the tools and techniques for evaluating program impact. The main workshop objectives are:

 · To understand the basic concepts of program impact evaluation

 · To define the impact evaluation questions and to examine the main issues to consider for answering those questions in a reliable way.

 · To review the main evaluation designs and estimation techniques used for evaluating program impact

 

Please click here for more information

Please click here for the application form

 

 

Notice to 2018 Post-First Degree LL.B Entrance Examination Candidates

Starting May 14, 2018 - Ending May 17, 2019

It has come to the notice of the University of Ghana School of Law that there was a miscommunication in the time for the commencement of the entrance examinations held on 10th May, 2018. Some applicants received messages which indicated the commencement time as 10:30 a.m instead of 10:00 a.m.

Any applicant who would want to write a fresh entrance examination is hereby invited to be present at the University of Ghana School Law Auditorium on Wednesday, 16th May, 2018.

The examination would start at 8:30 a.m prompt.

Applicants who avail themselves of the fresh examination should note that the papers to be written on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 would supersede those already written on Thursday, May 10, 2018.

For the avoidance of doubt, any applicant who is sure of his/her performance in the examinaion held on Thursday, May 10, 2018 need not participate.

Click here for the notice.

Call for Applications: African Career Accelerator Awards

Starting May 11, 2018 - Ending May 11, 2019

UNIVERSITY OF GHANA

OFFICE OF RESEARCH, INNOVATION AND DEVELOPMENT (ORID)

    CALL FOR APPLICATIONS:

AFRICAN CAREER ACCELERATOR AWARDS

The Office of Research, Innovation and Development (ORID) is pleased to inform the university community that the Crick African Network has announced a Call for Applications for the African Career Accelerator Awards. The programme is supported by the UK Government’s Global Challenges Research Fund. The awards will provide fellowship support for African Post-Doctoral researchers whose interests are to transition to becoming independent researchers and aiming to launch their own research group. The awards further seek to invest in early-career researchers who have demonstrated strong scientific and leadership potential, as well as a commitment to continuing their research on the African continent.     

 

RESEARCH AREAS

Thematic areas of the research must focus on infectious diseases of poverty with emphasis on Tuberculosis, Malaria and HIV/AIDS, but also extending to neglected tropical diseases or non-communicable diseases. There exists opportunities for clinical research, however the possibility will have to be discussed specifically with potential supervisors/advisors and their institutions to confirm availability of resources to support the research.

 

NATURE OF AWARD

  • The fellowships will commence not later than 31st March, 2019 for a period of up to two (2) years.
  • Six (6) fellowships will be awarded with a value of up to approximately £130,000.
  • Award may include personal salary, visa costs and research expenses to implement the research.
  • The programme will be held in two locations: The Francis Crick Institute (‘the Crick’, UK) and at one of the five (5) African partner institutions: The University of Ghana (Ghana), Stellenbosch University (South Africa), University of Cape Town (South Africa), MRC Unit The Gambia at LSHTM (The Gambia) and MRC/UVRI and LSHTM Uganda Research Unit.
  • Fellows will spend at least six (6) months in each location and this can be accumulated into more than one (1) visit.

 

ELIGIBILITY

Applicants must be a citizen of one of the 55 African nations, as defined by the African Union.  Applicants must also have a PhD and have no more than six (6) years post-doctoral research experience (with allowances for legitimate career breaks) but more than 2 years post-doctoral experience unless the applicant has an outstanding track record, supported by publication and employment history.

 

APPLICATION PROCESS

  • Having established eligibility, applicants will be invited to discuss their proposed research with suggested supervisors to refine research plans.
  • Eligible applicants will be provided with the link to the online application portal which opens on Wednesday 23rd May 2018
  • Successful applicants at the full application stage will be invited for interview to be held in September 2018.
  • The outcome of applications will be announced on 1st October 2018.

Interested applicants are to visit: https://www.crick.ac.uk/african-network/fellowships for more information on the application process.

Further enquiries on the fellowship may be directed to: gawandare@ug.edu.gh

 

DEADLINES

  • Submission of Expression of Interest form is due on 1st July, 2018
  • Submission of full application for eligible applicants is on 1st August, 2018

 

Please click here for the expression of interest form

 

 

 

Spring 2018 Regional Economic Outlook for Sub-Saharan Africa

Starting May 7, 2018 - Ending May 7, 2019

Spring 2018 Regional Economic Outlook for Sub-Saharan Africa

Domestic Revenue Mobilization and Private Investment (implications for Ghana)

 

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

10:00 a.m.-12:50 p.m.

 ISSER Conference Facility, University of Ghana, Legon

 

 

Sub-Saharan Africa is set to enjoy modest economic recovery, driven largely by a more supportive external environment. However, public debt and financial systems vulnerabilities are rising and medium-term per capita growth is expected to plateau at just 1 percent a year on average. Turning the current recovery into durable growth calls for domestic policies to reduce vulnerabilities and raise medium-term growth potential. Sustained fiscal discipline anchored in stronger domestic revenue mobilization to provide fiscal space for needed investments in physical and human capital and structural policies to reduce market distortions and foster private investment are all key elements of such a strategy to promote growth.

 

Presenters:     Papa M Bagnick N'Diaye, Division Chief, Regional Studies Division, AFR, International Monetary Fund (IMF)

 

Annalisa Fedelino, Mission Chief for Ghana, Assistant Director, AFR, IMF

 

Jesus Gonzalez-Garcia, Senior Economist, Regional Studies Division, AFR, IMF

 

Moderator:    Prof. Felix A. Asante, Director, ISSER, University of Ghana

 

Discussants:   Prof. Godfred A. Bokpin, Head, Department of Finance, University of Ghana Business School, University of Ghana

                       

Prof. Peter Quartey, Head, Department of Economics, University of Ghana

           

           

Program

 

10:00 a.m.    Registration

 

10:30 a.m.    Opening remarks

                     Natalia Koliadina, IMF Resident Representative

 

10:35 a.m.   Address by the Vice Chancellor

                     Prof. Ebenezer Oduro Owusu, Vice Chancellor, University of Ghana

 

10:45 a.m.    Regional Economic Outlook—Presentations:

                    

                     “Slow Recovery amid Growing Challenges”

                       Papa M Bagnick N'Diaye, Division Chief, Regional Studies Division

 

                     “Domestic Revenue Mobilization in Sub-Saharan Africa: Can More Be Done?”

                      Annalisa Fedelino, Mission Chief for Ghana

                    

                     “Private Investment to Rejuvenate Growth”

Jesus Gonzalez-Garcia, Senior Economist, Regional Studies Division

 

11:30 a.m.       Panel discussion

 

11:50 a.m.       Questions and answers

 

12:15 p.m.      Closing Remarks

                        Prof. Felix A. Asante, Director, ISSER

 

12:20 p.m.      Refreshments

 

 

Biographical Information

 

Annalisa Fedelino

Mission Chief for Ghana

Annalisa Fedelino has been working as a Mission Chief for Ghana since 2017. She is also a Division Chief of Western III division in AFR. Prior to joining AFR, she was the Mission Chief for Lebanon and Assistant Director at the Middle East and Central Asia Department. She also worked in the Budget Office and the Fiscal Affairs Department. A national of Italy, Ms. Fedelino has over twenty years of IMF experience. Ms. Fedelino holds PhD in economics from the European University Institute.

Papa M Bagnick N’Diaye

Division Chief

Papa N’Diaye is the Division Chief of the Regional Studies division. Prior to that he worked for the Strategy and Policy Review Department of the IMF. Mr. N’Diaye worked on China, Japan, and Malaysia. He studied at Sorbonne University, specializing in macroeconomics and econometrics, and taught macroeconomics to undergraduate students at Dauphine University. Mr. N’Diaye has numerous publications on monetary policy, asset prices, macroprudential policies, fiscal policy, and rebalancing growth in China.

 

Jesus Rodrigo Gonzalez-Garcia

Senior Economist. AFR

Jesus Gonzalez-Garcia is a senior economist in the Regional Studies Division, African Department, IMF. Previously, he was in the IMF's Western Hemisphere Department, where he worked as a desk economist for several Caribbean economies and the Dominican Republic. His research focuses on applied econometrics, including the identification of regime shifts in time series models, forecasting, models for inflation targeting, growth spells, and fiscal multipliers. Before joining the IMF, he worked for 15 years for the Mexican central bank. He holds PhD from the University of Warwick, the United Kingdom.

 

 

 

Notice of Short Course – Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science

Starting May 4, 2018 - Ending May 4, 2019

The Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science will like to inform the University Community that the Department will be organizing a short course in Survey Methods, Data Management and Analysis for Business and Industry Professionals from 4th June to 8th June, 2018.

 

 

 

 

Kindly click the links below for the detailed information on the short course.

 

Survey Methods, Data Management and Analysis for Business and Industry Professionals

Content and delivery schedule

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Call for Abstracts – 3rd Biennial Scientific Conference

Starting May 4, 2018 - Ending May 4, 2019

The College of Health Sciences in collaboration with H3 Africa and University of Ghana @70 present 3rd Biennial Scientific Conference.

Date: 26th – 28th September, 2018.

Theme: “Genetic, Hypertension, Diabetes and Herbal Remedies in  Kidney Diseases”.

Members of the University community are invited to submit abstracts for the conference. The abstracts should be sent to the email address: chsabstracts@ug.edu.gh from 16th April, 2018 to 13th July, 2018.

 

 

For more information please contact: 0543065223, 0244378458, 0243643507.

 

 

 

 

 

 

UG Ghana Muslim Students Association - 29th Annual Week Celebration

Starting April 27, 2018 - Ending April 27, 2019

Ghana Muslim Students Association – University of Ghana

29th Annual Week Celebrations

Dates: 28th April 2018 – 5th May 2018

Programme Outline:

Date

Activity

Venue

Time

Saturday 28th April 2018

Clean Up Exercise

Central Mosque – UG

6:00 am

Sunday 29th April 2018

GMSA games

Sarbah Football Park

6: 00 am

Monday, 30th April 2018

Outreach and Dawah Storm

Accra

8:00 am

Tuesday 1st May 2018

Identity Day

Central Mosque

8:00 pm

Wednesday 2nd May 2018

Commonwealth Islamic Dialogue

UG Basketball Court

8:00 pm

Thursday 3rd May 2018

Sunnah Fasting and Grand Iftar

Central Mosque

8:00 pm

Friday 4th May 2018

Preparation of Muslim Students for the corporate world

Great Hall

3:30 pm

 

 

 

 

Contact Rauf - yusfary.37@gmail.com or Shaibu mshaibu002@st.ug.edu.gh for more details

 

 

 

 

Call for Applications - Effective Project Planning and Evaluation (EPPE) in Health Research Course

Starting April 25, 2018 - Ending April 25, 2019

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

The African Regional Training Center supported by WHO/TDR is pleased to invite applications from suitably qualified and highly motivated individuals to apply for the Effective Project Planning and Evaluation (EPPE) in Health Research Course, from the 17th to 20th July, 2018 at the University of Ghana School of Public Health.

 

About EPPE

The Effective Project Planning and Evaluation course was developed by WHO/TDR Research Capacity Strengthening unit and has been pilot tested in Nigeria, Tanzania, etc. Over the years, Centro Internacional de Entrenamiento e Investigaciones Médicas (CIDEIM), Cali, Colombia, which is the Regional Training Center in the Americas, has institutionalized the EPPE methodology and promoted its dissemination to research and academic centers in Colombia, Latin America and the Caribbean. This year, the African Regional Training Centre, in collaboration with CIDEIM will be offering the EPPE course in Ghana to establish local capacity for continuing the dissemination of the EPPE methodology in Africa.

 

The EPPE course seeks to strengthen the skills of investigators and health professionals in the areas of planning, organizing, managing and evaluating their research projects, thereby ensuring successful implementation, effective collaborations and increased competitiveness for international funding. In order to achieve these expected goals, the EPPE course adopts a practical approach to teaching, where participating groups apply the EPPE methodology to their own projects. Course participants define the purpose and scope of their project, develop a work plan and establish parameters for communication, which facilitate the implementation as well as M&E.

 

Rationale

The course aims to provide health researchers and project managers with simple tools to help them best organize and manage their projects. Here participants work in groups on

their own projects during 80% of the course time. They follow a step-by-step approach and key project planning and evaluation steps to their project.

 

Course Objectives

After completing the course, participants will be able to:

1. Clearly define the project

2. Identify specific measurable objectives

3. Develop a realistic work plan to reach the objectives (including activities to be completed, timelines and responsible persons, budget etc.)

4. Define the project team members, their experience and detailed responsibilities

5. Develop a structure for teamwork allowing for effective communication and project implementation,

 

Course Content

The course is made up of 5 modules

1. Good Research Practices

2. Value of planning

3. Defining purpose and scope

4. Planning

5. Implementing/Evaluation

Faculty

The course will be taught by seasoned and experienced facilitators from Kenya.

 

Eligibility

The workshop targets health researchers and project management teams who have project proposals.

 

Application Procedure and Guidance

Application forms can be obtained from the How to Apply page on the African Regional Training Centre website. http://publichealth.ug.edu.gh/artc/

Persons who wish to take part in this course should submit their application forms to artc@ug.edu.gh and the SUBJECT of the email should be EPPE APPLICATION JULY 2018

Applicants must submit the following:

1. Completed Application form

2. Most recent C.V

3. A short write up on their project.

 

Deadline

* The Deadline for the submission of application forms is 30th April 2018, 5pm (GMT)

* Notification to successful applicants is on the 31st May 2018.

* Acceptance letters by applicants should be received latest by 7th June 2018

 

For more information, please contact: * Email: artc@ug.edu.gh

Website: http://publichealth.ug.edu.gh/artc/

* Contact: 0549273547

 

 

 

 

Announcement of Short Courses 2018 - ISSER

Starting April 25, 2018 - Ending April 25, 2019

The Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER) of the University of Ghana, Legon is organizing four short courses for policy makers, analysts, programme implementers, consultants, Central Government, Ministries, District Assemblies, NGOs, social services groups, researchers students, etc.

The courses aim to equip participants with useable operational skills, methods and techniques that are relevant to solving developmental problems.

 

Please click here for more information on the courses

 

The 2018 Kofi Awoonor Literary Prize Competition

Starting April 24, 2018 - Ending April 24, 2019

The Department of English, University of Ghana, under the sponsorship of the Kofi Awoonor Family, Friends and Chief Dele Momodu of Ovation International magazine, announces the Second Edition of The Kofi Awoonor Literary Prize. The biennial competition initially alternates between significant collections of Poetry, Prose and Essay, the three literary genres in which Professor Awoonor distinguished himself.

ELIGIBILITY

To be eligible to win the Prize, a person must be an African and a currently registered student of the University of Ghana or must have graduated within the past ten (10) years (2008-2017).

ENTRIES

The Second Edition of the competition is dedicated to Prose Fiction. Each participant must submit four (4) copies of a full-length Novel or Collection of Short Stories, published (from 2008 to 2017), or unpublished. Unpublished works must be typed, double spaced and in Times New Roman 12 point font size.

 

SUBMISSION

Published works and hard copies of unpublished works (in Microsoft word format, printed on one side of A4 sheets and soft-bound) should be submitted in person or under registered cover to:

 

The Coordinator

The Kofi Awoonor Literary Prize Committee

The Department of English

P.O. Box LG 129

University of Ghana, Legon

 

In addition to hard copies of unpublished works, soft copies should be sent to the following email address: awoonorliterarycontest@gmail.com

 

DEADLINE

The deadline for the submission of manuscripts is July15, 2018.

 

THE PRIZES

There will be one major prize of GHȻ5000 and two consolation prizes of GHȻ1000 and GHȻ750, respectively.

 

ANNOUNCEMENT OF WINNERS

The Winners will be announced on September 21, 2018, which marks the 5th anniversary of Professor Awoonor’s passing.

 

 

 

Call for Applications: 5th Session: Leading Globally Engaged Universities Programme

Starting April 24, 2018 - Ending April 24, 2019

The Office of Research, Innovation and Development (ORID) wishes to inform the University community that the International Association of Universities (IAU) is inviting applications from higher education leaders/representatives to participate in the 5th session of the Leading Globally Engaged Universities (LGEU) Programme. This programme will take place at McMaster University, Canada.

 

PURPOSE OF THE PROGRAMME

The LGEU Programme aims at bringing together an international cohort of university representatives to recognize and address local and regional opportunities and constraints. About 15-20 senior Higher Education representatives in leadership positions from all over the world will be engaged on debates about strategic leadership issues in Higher Education(HE). The programme would also discuss structured peer-learning exercises that underline unique aspects of working in an inter-cultural and globalized context. Each LGEU session also offers a unique opportunity to learn about the local higher education system and opportunity to work with colleagues from different institutions and countries.

 

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

All higher Education leaders or representatives are welcome to apply.

 

FUNDING AMOUNT AND DURATION

This programme is sponsored by the IAU.

 

APPLICATION PROCESS

Members of the University community interested in applying should do so at: https://goo.gl/forms/rSFgaTJmk4DQMNjd2. Please address your questions and/ or concerns to Juliet Becker directly by email at: j.becker@iau-aiu.net .

 

 

June 2018 PADA Doctoral Schools

Starting April 24, 2018 - Ending April 24, 2019

Members of the University community are hereby informed that applications are open for the June 2018 PADA Doctoral Schools for PhD students

Doctoral School 1: 11th - 15th June 2018

Doctoral School 2: 18th - 22nd June 2018

 

Deadline for Applications is 10th May 2018

Go to www.pada.ug.edu.gh to apply."

 
 
 

Call for Applications - The Rockefeller Foundation Academic Writing Residency Programme

Starting April 23, 2018 - Ending April 23, 2019

 

BACKGROUND

The International Association of Universities (Building a Worldwide Higher Education Community) is happy to announce that applications are open for UG faculty to apply to the Rockefeller Bellagio Academic Residency Programme taking place at the Bellagio Centre. The Bellagio Centre is located in Northern Italy on the shores of Lake Como in Bellagio.  This residency programme is for university and think tank-based academics, researchers, professors, and scientists working in any discipline.

 

PURPOSE OF THE SCHEME

The Center has a strong interest in proposals that align with The Rockefeller Foundation’s efforts to promote the well-being of humanity. Particularly through issues that have a direct impact on the lives of poor and vulnerable populations around the world. These issues include but are not limited to health, economic opportunity, urban resilience, as well as food and agriculture.

Currently, the Center has a heightened focus on enabling individuals and organizations that are shaping, thinking, and catalyzing action around the Foundation’s strategic goals. The organization convenes prominent experts, influencers, and other key stakeholders to advance knowledge, form new partnerships, financial commitments, and initiatives that support these goals thus enabling the Bellagio Center to advance the mission of the Foundation as a complement to its grant-making efforts.

 

SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS

Applications can be made at: https://iau-aiu.net/Last-chance-to-register-for-LGEU-5-Canada  OR https://bellagiocenter.fluidreview.com/acc/r/. Application support can be received at Bellagio_res@iie.org.

 

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION

The application period for this Academic Writing Residency programme is from March 1, 2018, with a deadline of May 1, 2018 for residencies in 2019. Expected decision time is in September of the same year.

 

Please click the links below to find out eligibility requirements and other application information.

 

Application Requirements

Guidelines to Compiling the Application Dossier

 

 

 

 

 

Shortlisted Applicants Eligible to take the 2018 Post First Degree LL.B Selection Entrance Examinations

Starting April 16, 2018 - Ending April 16, 2019

The following named applicants have been shortlisted as qualified to take the 2018 Post-First Degree LL.B Selection Entrance Examination of the University of Ghana School of Law, University of Ghana, Legon.

 

Date: Thursday 10th May 2018.     Time: 10:00am

Venue: Old “N” Block and New ‘N’ Block, University of Ghana, Legon.

 

Applicants concerned are required to pay a non-refundable entrance examination fee before admission to the selection Entrance Examination:

Entrance Examination Fee payable by Applicants (Ghanaian and International):

One Hundred And Eighty Ghana Cedis (GHȻ180.00)

 

Account Details for Ghanaian Applicants

ECOBANK ACCOUNT NAME:                          UG ADMISSION FORMS ACCOUNT

BRANCH: LEGON                                              ACCOUNT NO. 0163024409780404

 

Please note that you are to provide proof of payment and Identification (i.e., a valid national ID such as Passport, Driver’s License, Voter’s ID, National Health Insurance ID and National Identity Card) before you would be allowed access into the examination hall.

Applicants are to ignore any adverts for a lawyer’s coaching to pass the entrance examinations since it is to determine your analytical skills, expression, use of language, organization of materials, etc.

Call for Papers - 16th GLOBELICS International Conference

Starting April 16, 2018 - Ending April 16, 2019

The Global Network for Economics of Learning, Innovation and Competence Building Systems (GLOBELICS is pleased to announce the call for papers for the 16th GLOBELICS International Conference on the theme: Innovation, Economic Growth and Sustainable Development: Strengthening Institutions for Greater Relevance, Effectiveness and inclusivity.

GLOBELICS is an international network of stake-holders in Science Technology and Innovation (STI). Annually, members and non-members of the Network meet in a chosen city to deliberate on issues of innovation and development

Deadline: Saturday, 21st April 2018

 

Details of the Conference can be found in the attached flyer.

 

 

Call for Applications - Student Innovation Challenge (STIC)

Starting April 12, 2018 - Ending April 12, 2019

Call for Applications - Student Innovation Challenge (STIC)

The Institute of Applied Science and Technology (IAST) under the College of Basic and Applied Sciences of the University of Ghana serves as a platform for the transfer of knowledge, technology and innovation developed at the University of Ghana to Industry, the University community and the Nation. One of the important objectives of the Institute of Applied Science and Technology (IAST) is to organize events to showcase technologies developed from departments/units of the University of Ghana. As part of its strategy to achieve this objective, as well as provide an activity to mark the 70th Anniversary of the University of Ghana, the Institute of Applied Science and Technology is organizing a Student Innovation Challenge (STIC).

The STIC is to bring out the innovative and creative abilities in students and to encourage participation in the application of acquired knowledge, skills and abilities to solve problems pertaining to industry.

AIMS OF STUDENT INNOVATION CHALLENGE (STIC)

a. To Empower potential students to create innovative solutions to problems existing within the University community, local industries and the Country through the application of knowledge and skills gained in their areas of study. b. To Create a network between experts in different fields of industry and students and to encourage the mentoring of student innovators.

c. To Foster teamwork among students across the different disciplines of the University through collaboration.

d. To Encourage students to develop the enthusiasm and skills of entrepreneurship as a solution to unemployment.

The Student Innovation Challenge (STIC) will strictly be opened to both undergraduate and graduate students of the University of Ghana to showcase ideas or developed solutions to address problems existing in industry through innovative technology in the following areas:

❖ Health

❖ Sanitation

❖ Education

❖ Agriculture e.g food processing, food packaging etc

❖ Energy

❖ Engineering e.g , automobile design

 

RULES OF THE CHALLENGE

Eligibility

The challenge is strictly opened to both undergraduate and graduate students of the University of Ghana. Students may enter as a group of not more than three (3) or as individuals. Students from all disciplines are encouraged to apply.

Ideas or solutions of applicant(s) should:

● Meet specific needs/problems and be locally-driven

● Demonstrate innovation and creativity

● Express economic, social or environmental benefits

 

Entry requirement

Team/Individual

● Each team/individual is required to upload a maximum of two (2) page proposal during the application

● Each team/individual must have a unique name and also provide Student(s) ID number(s)

● Each team/individual should focus on only one particular area of the competition

Proposals must:

● Be original, innovative and feasible.

● Indicate the area of interest.

● Describe in detail how innovative, the idea or solution is (can be accompanied by an illustration).

● Describe a target market for the innovative idea or solution.

● Identify resources to be utilized (both local and foreign).

● Describe how the idea will impact on Industry socially, environmentally and/or economically. By submitting a proposal, the team/individual agrees that: ● The applicant(s) is the creator of the idea/solution. ● The applicant(s) own some rights to the idea/solution. ● The submission does not infringe upon or violate the intellectual property, privacy, or other rights of any third party.

 

Criteria for Winner Selection

Initial selection

Initial selection of proposals would be conducted to select qualified applicants to enter the challenge. Selected applicants would be notified via phone call or e-mails in the first week of July 2018. Successful applicants would be posted on the Institute of Applied Science and Technology (IAST) website and social media pages and on the University of Ghana website.

Selection of winner

The winner of the challenge would be decided by a panel of judges. An award ceremony would be held in October 2018 to crown the winning team of the challenge. The winner shall be entitled to a prize of GHC 5,000.00 and would be linked to industries/organizations for the implementation of the idea or solution.

 

Entry period and application

Applications to the challenge is opened from 16th April 2018 (00:00 GMT) – 5th June 2018 (00:00 GMT). Interested students are required to apply online by clicking here.

For further enquires kindly contact 0207087741 or 0244793703 or visit our website at https://www.ug.edu.gh/iast. Our offices are located at the D1 Chemistry Building opposite the UG Recreational Quadrangle - University of Ghana.

 

Disclaimer and Force Majeure

The Institute of Applied Science and Technology (IAST) is not responsible for: ● Typographical errors in any document submitted that may lead to miscommunication ● Lost, misdirected, illegible, incomplete, or delayed proposals

● Any cause beyond the Institute’s control, making it inadvisable, illegal, impossible, or impractical to continue the challenge.



 

Please click here for a publicity poster

 

 

 

 

ISSER - Announcement of Short Courses 2018

Starting April 9, 2018 - Ending April 9, 2019

The Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER) of the University of Ghana, Legon is organizing four short courses for policy makers, analysts, programme implementers, consultants, Central Government, Ministries, District Assemblies, NGOs, social services groups, researchers and students, etc.

The courses aim to equip participants with useable operational skills, methods and techniques that are relevant to solving developmental problems

The course is ideal for those whose work demands practical research skills, or who want to gain a firmer understanding of research. This would include persons working in the corporate world, in the public sector and in research consultancies.

 

Please click here for fuller details

 

 

 

Request for applications - Early Career research and training award for non-Canadians

Starting April 9, 2018 - Ending April 9, 2019

Dear all,

Please click below to access a call for applications for the Early Career research and training award for non-Canadians.

 

Please click here for the call

 

 

 

Call for Abstracts - 6th International Climate Change & Population Conference on Africa (CCPOP-GHANA 2018)

Starting April 4, 2018 - Ending April 4, 2019

The Regional Institute for Population Studies (RIPS) is pleased to announce the Call for Abstracts for the 6th International Climate Change & Population Conference on Africa (CCPOP-GHANA 2018) under the theme “The Future We Do Not want”.

 

Please click here for a copy of the call

 

Deadline for submission of abstracts: 18th May, 2018 

Conference Date: 23rd – 25th July, 2018 

Venue: Accra

 

Please follow link to submit abstract: www.ccpopghana.org

 

 

 

Call for Applications - Reproductive Health Leadership Course University of Ghana School of Public Health

Starting March 29, 2018 - Ending March 29, 2019

University of Ghana School of Public Health Long term Institutional Development is pleased to invite suitably qualified candidates to apply for a place in a Reproductive Health Leadership Course from the 14th to the 18th of May, 2018.

The five (5) day course aims at building capacity and strengthening leadership skills among reproductive health practitioners.

Participants will be treated to interesting didactic lectures, interactive sessions, group exercises, case studies, presentations, round table and plenary discussions.

Facilitators/Resource Personnel:

Facilitators would be faculty from the University of Ghana School of Public Health, College of Health Sciences, Legon, Accra.

 

Eligibility

Mid-to-Senior-level Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) Practitioners from

  • Governmental and Non-governmental organizations.
  • International Organizations.
  • UN Agencies including WHO

 

Fees

  • Tuition is free for all participants.
  • This is a non-residential course.
  • Prospective applicants from Ghana would have to pay a registration fee of Ghc 250.

 

Course Objectives:

  • To introduce participants to Public Health leadership principles and functions.
  • To develop leadership capacity among Reproductive Health (RH) professionals.
  • To create a critical pool of leaders to champion the Reproductive Health agenda towards the achievement of local, regional and global goals.

At the end of the course, participants will

  • have a clear understanding of Public Health leadership principles and functions
  • understand the importance of leadership in achieving local, regional and global Reproductive Health goals.
  • understand the elements of effective reproductive health leadership in the context of evolving global health challenges.
  • be equipped to function and advocate for Reproductive Health in leadership roles.

*Please note that participant evaluation would be based on active participation.

 

Resources

  • Training manual including handouts, presentation slides, assignments, Instructors guide and Instructions for Icebreaker activities and group activities will be provided.
  •  Materials will be provided electronically as well on pen drives.

 

Certification

  • Certificates will be awarded to participants who successfully complete the course.

 

How to Apply

Participants should download and fill the application form provided and send their applications directly to wholid-hubgh@oulook.com.

 

Deadlines

  • Deadline for applications

30th  April, 2018

  • Feedback to applicants  

  3rd  May, 2018

  • Acceptance by participants

7th May, 2018

 

 

Please click here for the application form

 

 

 

Invitation to Workshop on Computational Modeling

Starting March 26, 2018 - Ending March 26, 2019

 

 

Introducing UGPay

Starting January 1, 2015 - Ending January 1, 2020

The University of Ghana has deployed a web acquiring solution christened “UGPay” for University of Ghana. This solution provides a platform for  secure ‘‘online’’ payments of tuition, graduation, application forms etc fees as well as payments for other services rendered by or needed from the University. The platform accepts both Visa card and Mastercard, issued anywhere. 

Students may pay their tuition fees using UGPay. Click here to make secure online payment.