Dominion University signs MoU with Kigali Varsity

November 24, 2021 By 0 Comments

The Dominion University College, Ghana, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the University of Kigali, Rwanda to improve human capital development and technology advancement between the two countries.

The MoU was signed in Accra last week, as part of the process of building collaboration through economic development partnership with industry and local, state and national governments.

President of Dominion University College, Professor Nicolas N.N. Nsowah–Nuamah said the MoU was an evidence of the university’s preparedness to work with other institutions of academic excellence to build a better a Africa.

The former Government Statistician explained that universities play critical role in the transformation of the continent’s ecosystems, adding that effective collaboration with a viable educational institution like University of Kigali was key to improving higher educational system on the African continent.

Prof Nsowah-Nuamah added that the Dominion University College has introduced programmes to advance interactions among academia, industry and governments, in order to foster economic development for the continent.

He said this was important, as the new generation of workers must be given training and skills that are relevant to the emerging markets, saying: “Therefore the College has revamped the Centre for skills development, which has prepared students with employable skills through zero-credit courses delivered by industry and practicing professionals.”

In furtherance to this, he indicated the College was improving its institutional governance, strengthen academic quality assurance unit to promote efficient staff self-assessment and regular students’ assessment of lecturers and effective peer review.

He pledged to review and diversify the College’s existing programmes to meet modern trends and increase school enrolment.

“Aside signing this MoU with this credible University, we shall continue to develop strong partnerships with local industry to ensure demand-driven programmes that are relevant and address the needs of industry and society,” he assured.

Prof: Nsowah-Nuamah gave these assurances in an interview with journalists, after a meeting with the management of University of Kigali in Rwanda, at the Library, in Dominion University College in Accra, on the sideline to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the University of Kigali in Rwanda on Wednesday November 18, 2021.

He stated that they decided to enter into a partnership agreement with the University of Kigali after they had carefully read about them and realised that the University of Kigali is a very credible institution, taking into consideration that Rwanda is now a centre of excellence in higher education.

“Every University in Africa has its challenge because they have few members and that, if you want to sit in your campus and think of developing, it is not going to help.

“So what usually happens is that we need to collaborate with either the private or public universities so that you can determine the strength of each of them and combine them, which is the reason why we decided to collaborate with University of Kigali,” Prof: Nsowah-Nuamah stated.

The partnership agreement for the two private universities, which would last for five years and is aimed at exchanging educational programmes between Dominion University College and the University of Kigali.

The Deputy Vice Chancellor of the University of Kigali, Prof. Robert E. Hinson, in the company of the Director of Marketing and Institutional Advancement of the University, Madam Gifty Aduamah, briefed the meeting of the success stories of academic programmes currently pursued in the University of Kigali.

The UoK and Dominion University are desirous of establishing cooperative programmes that are beneficial to both parties, including the promotion and development of joint studies, research and training programmes, as well as other educational programmes of mutual interest.

Following discussions and exchanges of correspondences, the parties have agreed to execute a Memorandum of Understanding in contemplation of the relationships to be established and for the objectives, aims and purpose that the parties seek to achieve.

In this regard, the parties agree to this MOU which is designed to facilitate and develop genuine and mutually beneficial academic programmes, research programmes and exchange of academic programmes.