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UCC to host International Conference for Education Researchers in September

The University of Cape Coast will host the second edition of the International Conference on Education Research for Development in Africa (ICEDA) from September 2023.

ICERDA seeks to create a unique space for new and established education researchers to meet regularly to disseminate research that addresses and develops research that inspires policymakers to improve the quality of education for all Africans, especially the disadvantaged and marginalised.

In that regard, a two-member delegation from the Open University, United Kingdom, has called on the Pro Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Rosemond Boohene, to brief her about preparations for the conference.

Research partnership

The head of the delegation, Prof. Kwame Acheampong explained that the conference was a research partnership between UCC and the Centre for the Study of Global Development at The Open University, UK.

He added that “ICERDA responds to the need for an independent forum where African voices, and scholars who work with African colleagues, can share evidence-based insights into educating the next generation of young Africans”.

Prof. Acheampong -who was accompanied by Claire Hedges, from Open University, UK - noted that the delegation had engaged the local planning committee and was satisfied with the preparation so far.

Prof. Acheampong commended the team from UCC for mobilising the needed resources to ensure a successful conference.

Contemporary issues

On her part, Prof. Boohene was grateful to Open University, UK for partnering with UCC to organise the conference.

She was confident that the conference would serve as a platform to enhance research and exchange of ideas among participants to address contemporary issues bedeviling the education sector in African countries.

The Pro Vice-Chancellor noted that UCC would put the necessary measures in place to ensure that the conference was successful.

Present at the meeting were Prof. Rosemary Seiwah Bosu of the Institute for Educational Planning and Administration (IEPA), UNESCO Category II; College Registrar, College of Education Studies, Mr. Atta Yeboah-Sarpong; and Assistant Registrar, Directorate of Human Resource, Jacinta Martina Annan.