22 July 2015 @ 16:30 GMT
Lancaster University Ghana (LUG) has signed a partnership agreement with Girls Education Initiative Ghana (GEIG) to host their 2nd vacation class during the summer term at the LUG campus, an activity of the GEIG Learns Academic Support program.
The program aims at providing academic support for girls, including applicants with special needs, so they can access higher education and professional opportunities. It also aims at transforming the lives of young women in Ghana, poverty reduction and improving the overall development of the country by offering higher education and professional opportunities to an untapped source of talent.
Participants will have access to LUG’s faculty, volunteers, state-of-the-art classrooms, IT Lab and library as part of the partnership. University accommodation and transportation will also be made available for the girls and volunteers during their 3 week vacation classes. Most importantly, LUG faculty will teach participants foundation and presentation skills courses.
About Lancaster University Ghana (LUG)
Lancaster University is ranked amongst the top 10 universities in the UK, according to the Guardian University League Table, and internationally it is ranked among the top one per cent of universities in the world. Lancaster University Ghana is the only fully fledged branch campus in West Africa, they are also in the process of expanding their ultra-modern state of the art campus due to the large number of international and local students expected to enroll this October. This expansion includes more lecture theatres, tutorial rooms and an additional computer lab and library. LUG offers world class teaching which comprises of modern teaching aids as well as exceptional local faculty and international staff and faculty. Undergraduate programmes available. are marketing, computer science, law, business studies, psychology, politics and international relations, economics and international relations and finance and accounting. Their graduates will receive the same degree certificate that they would have received had they studied in the UK. Graduating from LUG offers membership of a thriving alumni network of over 100,000 former students across 148 countries around the world.
About Girls Education Initiative Ghana (GEIG)
GEIG was founded by Ms Elizabeth Akua-Nyarko Patterson. GEIG's mission is to provide academic and financial support for girls including applicants with special needs, so that these girls have access to secondary, higher education, and professional opportunities. The vision of GEIG is to transform the lives of young women in Ghana and improve development and poverty reduction of the country overall by offering higher education and professional opportunities to an untapped source of talent.