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SUNO to forge partnership with college in Ghana

5th February 2013   ·   0 Comments

Southern University at New Orleans recently announced plans to enter into an agreement on educational and scientific cooperation with Central University College (CUC) of Ghana that will encourage direct contact and cooperation between faculty members, departments, research institutions and students.

“It has been one of our goals to broaden the international profile of the University,” said Chancellor Victor Ukpolo. “There is a substantial benefit to our students and to our faculty to work jointly with Central University College and will allow for opportunities to teach and study abroad. We are very excited about the potential this agreement has to enhance our learning community.”

According to the terms of the MOU, SUNO and Central University College will engage in the exchange of faculty and students, joint research activities, lectures and other seminars, the exchange of published academic materials and access to other information as well as cooperation in developing special short-term academic programs.

Southern University at New Orleans will hold a ceremonial signing of the agreement on Tuesday, February 5, at 1:30 p.m. in the Emmett W. Bashful Administration Building. Repre­sentatives of Central University College will meet with faculty and students to discuss the agreement and address any questions those groups may have.

The initial agreement is for a period of three years with the parties scheduled to assess the progress of the program prior to its expiration.

Southern University at New Orleans is a four-year public institution founded in 1956, categorized as an SREB Four-Year 5 institution, a Carnegie Master’s College and University I, and as a SACSCOC Level III institution. Located in the Gentilly area, the University is an accredited liberal arts teaching institution. SUNO, known for its highly engaged faculty and academic support, offers a wide range of baccalaureate degrees including those from its nationally accredited School of Social Work (CSWE), College of Education and Human Development (NCATE) and College of Business and Public Administration, accredited by AACSB International. SUNO is also committed to graduate education through the master’s degree, offering graduate programs to meet regional and statewide needs. The University is a member of the Southern University System. For more information, visit SUNO.edu.

This article was originally published in the February 4, 2013 print edition of The Louisiana Weekly newspaper

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