Indonesia Consulate enhances academic partnerships with Ghanaian institutions

The Indonesian Consulate in Ghana has initiated a comprehensive program aimed at strengthening academic partnerships between Ghana and Indonesia. This strategic initiative seeks to foster academic excellence and mutual growth through a variety of collaborative activities, including scholarships and joint research projects.

As part of this initiative, the Vice Chancellor of Ghana Communication Technology University (GCTU), Prof. Emmanuel Ohene Afoakwa, recently met with the Indonesian Counselor to Ghana, Paskal Rois, to discuss potential areas of collaboration. The meeting, held at the Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Indonesia in Ghana, underscored a mutual commitment to enhancing educational ties between the two nations.

For over two decades, Indonesia has been offering both full and partial scholarships to international students, including those from Ghana. However, many Ghanaian students have missed out on these opportunities due to limited information despite Indonesia’s vibrant economy and advanced educational facilities, particularly in the field of ICT. The Indonesian Consulate in Ghana is now actively promoting these scholarships to encourage more Ghanaian students and institutions to take advantage of them.

During the meeting, several key areas of cooperation were discussed. These include the provision of scholarships, the development of joint degree programs, the promotion of collaborative research and faculty exchanges, the facilitation of online lecturing opportunities, and the sharing of academic resources. The discussions also covered the organization of scholarly meetings and conferences, the implementation of student exchange programs, and the exploration of joint academic programs to offer diverse learning opportunities.

Prof. Emmanuel Ohene Afoakwa, Vice Chancellor of GCTU, expressed optimism about the potential for collaboration. He highlighted the numerous opportunities for academic excellence and the training of future professionals, particularly in driving Ghana’s digitalization agenda.

The Indonesian Counselor, Paskal Rois, echoed this optimism, emphasizing the transformative impact of international partnerships on academic excellence and career prospects for students. He encouraged Ghanaian students and institutions to fully utilize the scholarships and other opportunities available. “We are confident that this collaboration will significantly enhance academic excellence and open up new career paths for students,” said Rois. “We encourage Ghanaian students and institutions to take full advantage of the scholarships and other opportunities available.”

The Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Indonesia in Ghana reaffirmed its commitment to strengthening ties with GCTU and expressed anticipation for a productive partnership that will transform the educational landscape for both countries.

GCTU is a leading institution dedicated to advancing knowledge and technology through innovative education and research. It aims to cultivate a globally competitive academic environment that fosters the development of students and faculty.

The Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Indonesia in Ghana is committed to promoting bilateral relations between Indonesia and Ghana, focusing on cultural, educational, and economic cooperation.

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