Photos: UPSA, University of Johannesburg sign MOU for exchange programmes

UPSA, University of Johannesburg sign MoU for academic collaboration [photo credit: UPSA]

The University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA) and University of Johannesburg (UJ) in South Africa have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for academic collaboration.

The five-year agreement would see both lecturers and students of the two institutions undertaking joint projects in various fields.

There will also be exchange programmes between the two institutions of higher learning, UPSANEWSROOM has learnt.

The heads of the two institutions in a hand-shake

At a ceremony to sign the MOU, UPSA Vice-Chancellor, Professor Abednego Feehi Okoe Amartey, was optimistic the partnership was what the school needs to become nationally entrenched, regionally relevant and globally recognized.

To him, the achievement of the grand vision of the school would take knowledge and best-practice sharing and effective dissemination of ideas among others.

On his part, Vice-Chancellor and Principal of UJ, Professor Tshilidzi Marwala said the partnership is the magic the two institutions need for their growth.

“African universities need to produce graduates and knowledge that are relevant to this generation because of the convergence of humans and machines in the fourth industrial revolution,” he said.

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