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Opening Ceremony of Nyansapo College

Opening Ceremony of Nyansapo College

The President of the Governing Council of the newly established Nyansapo College, Ambassador James Victor Gbeho, has noted that the need for Africa to train a new crop of negotiators capable of defending the continent’s interests in the global arena had long been identified and he was relieved and proud to witness the beginning of a College with a curriculum specially crafted for that purpose. He made those remarks at a formal Opening Ceremony held on Friday, 23rd September, 2016 to mark the beginning of a Master’s Degree programme in International Relations and Development at the College. Referring to the event as a historic occasion, Ambassador Gbeho emphasized the point that “the addition of Nyansapo College to the stock of Ghana’s first-class tertiary institutions is also very important because this facility and the occasion of outdooring it constitute the justifiable emphasis that needs to be put on quality education in our country at this time. As the world grows smaller, so to speak, and the global environment for interstate actors becomes more sophisticated and competitive, our country and continent cannot afford to depend on mediocre performances in defending national and regional interests.” He expressed his pride in seeing a group of Ghanaians respond to the need for self reliance in that regard by creating Nyansapo College, quoting the following African proverb, “Until the Lion learns to write its own history, history will continue to glorify the hunter.”

The Dean of Nyansapo College Faculty, Dr Alexander Kwame Archine lauded Ambassador Gbeho’s zeal in promoting the ideals of the College. He noted Ambassador Gbeho’s willingness to give back, with fervor, to his country, the many benefits he had derived from his long years of diplomatic work at the UN Headquarters in New York, at the helm of affairs as the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ghana and as President of the Ecowas Commission. Dr Archine remarked that even this late into retirement, Ambassador Gbeho was working ever harder with other principal promoters of Nyansapo College to make it another center of excellence in Ghana and he urged all to come to Nyansapo College to drink from the fountain of knowledge.

In her intervention, the Vice President of the Nyansapo College Governing Council, Dr Mrs Mary Chinery-Hesse emphasized the fact that the founding of Nyansapo College here in Ghana was an idea whose time had come and which would be of service not only to our dear Country, but beyond. She pointed out that “The challenges of African Economies demanded that Government Officials acquire particular skills which will make them equal players at the high table of international diplomacy and Nyansapo College has a curriculum and Faculty that would guarantee offerings to turn out such products.”

Tracing the short history of Nyansapo College, the Vice Rector of the College, Ambassador Mrs Nana Bema Kumi, in her welcome address, spoke of “An exciting journey which has brought the staff of the Institute of Diplomatic Practice and Development Policies (I-2DP), the mother institution of Nyansapo College, into the lives and career experiences of over six hundred officials from Ghana and many other countries in Africa and Europe who have participated in courses that have been organized at I-2DP since the latter’s inception in March, 2011.” She said, “It has been a most satisfying venture, seeing that the difference we are making is real, needed and highly appreciated.”

Ambassador Kumi described Nyansapo College as a College with a difference by underscoring the fact that the College curriculum had been “conceived and crafted for a generation which must, of necessity, carry Africa to higher and better heights in its appreciation of international politics and in its adoption and implementation of policies which best serve the interests of African countries.” The short but impressive ceremony was attended by officials from a number of sector ministries including the Foreign Ministry, the Legon Center for International Affairs and Diplomacy, the Canada International Council and the National Accreditation Board.

Ambassador Kumi described Nyansapo College as a College with a difference by underscoring the fact that the College curriculum had been “conceived and crafted for a generation which must, of necessity, carry Africa to higher and better heights in its appreciation of international politics and in its adoption and implementation of policies which best serve the interests of African countries.” The short but impressive ceremony was attended by officials from a number of sector ministries including the Foreign Ministry, the Legon Center for International Affairs and Diplomacy, the Canada International Council and the National Accreditation Board.

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