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(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)April 16, 2002

(Mahwah) – Administrators from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Ghana recently met with their counterparts at Ramapo College of New Jersey to work out the details of an exchange agreement. Dr. Kwadwo Yeboah-Gyan, head of biology, and Dr. Aboagye Menyeh, dean of the science faculty, both from Kwame Nkrumah, worked with Dr. Kwesi Aggrey, assistant vice president for academic affairs at Ramapo, President Rodney Smith and Ramapo faculty to finalize the agreement which will produce study abroad opportunities for Ramapo students and exchanges of faculty between the two institutions.

The exchange will start in fall 2002 when a biology professor from Ghana begins teaching at Ramapo. This will be followed by a study abroad program in Ghana in environmental science and West African history, slated to take place in summer 2003. In addition, following upgrades in Ramapo’s computer and science labs, the College will send surplus Dell computers, MACs, monitors, scanners, printers, physics and biology lab equipment, and textbooks to the Ghanaian university.

Previously, Ramapo faculty Dr. Edward Saiff, professor of biology, and Kathleen Burke, assistant dean of the joint nursing programs, along with Aggrey, went to Ghana to discuss starting a nursing program in the Ghanian university’s medical school.

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