Memorandum of Understanding Between University of Ghana and ISA LILLE of France

UG & ISA Lille make new connections

The University of Ghana and ISA Lille, a French Graduate School of Agriculture and Bioengineering, have signed a new MOU to establish a partnership for collaborative actions between them including research, student and faculty exchanges within the fields of agricultural sciences.


ISA Lille, represented by Mrs Florence Malaise, its Head of International Relations, was received by Prof Samuel Kwame Offei, Pro-Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs (ASA). He was supported by Prof Daniel Asiedu, Provost of the College for Basic and Applied Sciences (CBAS); Dr Boniface Kayang, Acting Dean of the School of Agriculture, and Dr Stephen Narh, Head of the Soil and Irrigation Research Centre at University of Ghana.


During a brief signing ceremony, Mrs Malaise expressed her gratitude for the warm welcome by the UG side. She added that she was confident in the quality of education and research provided at the University of Ghana citing her contact with an excellent UG alumnus currently enrolled at ISA Lille. In her view, cooperation with UG will be a golden opportunity for the exchange of experts and know-how between France and Ghana in various fields of agricultural science and agronomics. Indeed, the first exchange will begin in March 2017 when ISA Lille will host Dr Narh in France as a Visiting Professor in Crop Modelling.


The Pro-Vice Chancellor praised the initiative saying that it was necessary to have more active partnerships with France beyond the scope of language learning. Prof Asiedu, Provost CBAS, remarked that the partnership fell in line with the strategic plan of the university and expressed his College's readiness to facilitate the relationship with ISA Lille.

The MOU was then signed by the Pro-Vice Chancellor (ASA) for the UG side and Mrs Malaise appended her signature as witness for ISA Lille. Mrs Malaise was also presented some gifts from the Pro Vice Chancellor and the International Programmes Office.


Prof Offei hands a gift to Mrs Malaise


Both parties came away happy with the development and commemorated the day with a group photo. The ceremony was also witnessed by Mr Daniel Hormeku, Assistant Registrar of the International Programmes Office as well as Dr Sonia Couprie, Technical Advisor for Ghana-France Higher Education Cooperation at the French Embassy and Leslie Mills, her Executive Assistant.


Group photo