A former Vice Chancellor of the University of Professional Studies (UPSA), Professor Joshua Alabi has called on the government to embrace scientific and other forms of digital education platforms such as Open and Distance education to help bridge the gap at Ghana’s tertiary education level in relation to enrollment at the pre-tertiary and tertiary.
According to Prof. Alabi, the gross enrollment ratio in Ghana at the tertiary level is a little over 20 per cent, and there was therefore the need to bridge the gap.
Prof. Alabi was speaking on behalf of former President John Dramani Mahama at the induction ceremony of Professor Richard Asiedu Addo as a professor of the Alfred Noble University in Ukraine at a ceremony in Accra.
The ceremony was officiated by Rev Professor Emeritus Edwin M Korley on behalf of the President of the university.
He expressed the hope that the collaboration between Prof. Asiedu Addo and the Alfred Noble University would also facilitate Open and Distance Education in Ghana.
Professor Alabi in congratulating Prof. Asiedu Addo also urged him to continue to show commitment, integrity and above all profess the truth.
“Professing the truth in our part of the world goes with its own challenges but you have to be firm and focused.
His Excellency John Mahama as a former Soviet trained knows the quality of education that comes from Ukraine and he is very confident that Ghana education would benefit from this collaboration
The ceremony was chaired by Daasebre Kwebu Ewusi VII Paramount Chief of Abeadze Traditional Area and graced by some Members of Parliament, University Professors, politicians, chiefs , some members of the clergy among many others.