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Agreement Between Ramapo College and a University in Ghana Will Result in Student and Faculty Exchanges

(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.


About Ramapo College

Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The comprehensive college is situated among the beautiful Ramapo Mountains, is within commuting distance to New York City, was named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and boasts the best on-campus housing in New Jersey per Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Applied Mathematics, Business Administration, Contemporary Instructional Design, Computer Science, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a Doctor of Nursing Practice.


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