Kristian Rumble, International Partnership Manager and Kathy Wright, Knowledge, Innovation and Delivery Assistant Director, Advance HE, welcomed the President of GTUC, Nana Prof. Emmanuel Ohene Afoakwa and Director of Campus, Dr Eric Osei Owusu-Kumih to Napier House in London on 14 November 2019. A package of support aligned to GTUC’s ambitious plans aimed at improving teaching and learning, with the ultimate aim of equipping lecturers with cutting edge, progressive pedagogical knowledge and skills, was agreed.
GTUC have expressed a concrete desire to enhance programmes being taught across all GTUC campuses whilst at the same time empowering learners to become more engaged in the learning process.
Advance HE will deliver a Teaching Skills Masterclass to Programme Leaders, followed by a CLTHE programme open to staff across all five campuses. The aim is to support lecturers to develop their teaching practice, emphasising a commitment to scholarly intent, with support for all lecturers to work towards achieving Fellowship.
The rationale behind GTUC’s reform is in part driven by recent government policy initiatives. The government has embarked on a series of reforms and, in partnership with Ghana’s National Council for Tertiary Education, has released the new Tertiary Education Policy Reform to improve on the academic performance and governance of tertiary educational institutions.
The President, Nana Professor Emmanuel, has expressed his desire to position GTUC as the University of choice for prospective students and also for companies looking to recruit graduates across the region and beyond. Professor Emmanuel commented,
“The agreement we have signed today is certainly the beginning of a long-term relationship between GTUC and Advance HE. This partnership is a testament to GTUC’s goal to increase international visibility and enhance faculty professional development. We will continue to brand the torch in the delivery of quality higher education in Ghana and the sub-regions of Africa; always remember that our University takes pride in being a place where students and faculty can pursue knowledge without boundaries, a place where theory and practice combines to produce a better understanding of our world and ourselves”.
Kristian Rumble, International Partnership Manager, Advance HE, said,
“By working with Advance HE, GTUC have taken the government initiatives one step further, working in partnership to effect positive systemic change and collaborating with an organisation with a unique position across the globe as the thought leader for higher education. We look forward to providing this and the many other benefits membership brings”.