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Ghana Scholars Program

Designed to address the need for capacity-building among the faculty at the Universities of Ghana and Cape Coast, the USF Ghana Scholars Program allows competitively selected Ghanaian faculty members to take time away from heavy teaching loads at their home institutions and complete the writing stage of their dissertations while at USF.  To qualify, the faculty members must have completed their course work and data-gathering for their doctorates and they must be in the process of writing their dissertations.  The Ghanaian home university pays for travel and provides a stipend.  USF provides housing, a meal plan, a faculty mentor, and social support for the scholars while they are at USF.  The scholars engage with the USF community by giving lectures in classes, participating with faculty in the departments of their USF mentors, collaborating on faculty and student projects, and occasionally, attending professional meetings with their mentors.

The initial group of GAP Scholars from Ghana included three faculty from the University of Cape Coast who were hosted by faculty in the USF departments of Anthropology, Africana Studies, and Economics, while the two scholars from the University of Ghana were hosted by USF faculty in the departments of Geography and Global Health.

The 2010 Ghana Scholars Program reports tremendous success: three scholars have successfully defended their dissertations at their home institutions as a result of their sabbaticals at USF: Camara Kwasi Obeng, Dzidzo Regina Yirenya-Tawaiah, and Benjamin Dankyira Ofori. Godwin Egbenva completed his dissertation research and writing and is awaiting final commentary from external reviewers. De-Velara Botchway was able to complete the majority of his dissertation writing while at USF. 

The Ghana Scholars Update - September 12, 2012

The Ghana Scholars Program: Building Partnership One Professor at a Time

Designed to enhance collaboration between the University of South Florida and its signature partners in Ghana, the University of Ghana (UG) and the University of Cape Coast (UCC), the USF Ghana Scholars Program promotes the exchange of ideas and scholarship and contributes to the professional development of Ghana’s university educators. The Program addresses the critical need for capacity-building within higher education in Ghana. As a result of the program, competitively selected Ghanaian faculty are able to take a sabbatical from full-time teaching loads at their home institutions and complete the writing stage of their dissertations while at the University of South Florida. Read more>>

2011-2012 Ghana Scholars

Isaac Bentum-Ennin, University of Cape Coast
  • Accumulation of International Reserves and Economic Growth in the West African Monetary Zone
  • Hosted by the Department of Economics/College of Arts and Sciences
Modesta Efua Gavor, University of Cape Coast
  • Significance of Clothing Among Selected Ghanaian Chiefs as an Element of Cultural Tourism
  • Hosted by the Department of Africana Studies/College of Arts and Sciences
Kankam Boadu, University of Cape Coast
  • Citizenship Education in Colleges of Education in Ghana
  • by the Department of Secondary Education/College of Education
Edward Gyampo, University of Ghana
  • Youth, Participation, and Development in Ghana’s Fourth Republic
  • Hosted by the Department of Government and International Affairs/College of Arts and Sciences
Jesse Sey Ayivor, University of Ghana
  • Evaluation of Management Effectiveness of Protected Areas in the Volta Basin of Ghana
  • Hosted by the Department of Geography/College of Behavioral and Community Sciences
Samuel Manteaw

Samuel Obeng Manteaw, University of Ghana

  • Evaluating the Effectiveness of Nuclear Regulation in Ghana
  • Hosted by the Department of Geography, Environment and Planning/College of Arts and Sciences

 



2010 Ghana Scholars

De-Velara Botchwav. University of Cape Coast
  • Garvey and Damuah In Perspective: Their Philosophical Contribution and Work Towards An African Religious Reformation and Spiritual Renaissance
  • Hosted by the Department of Africana Studies, CAS
Godwin Egbenva , University of Cape Coast
  • The Education-Poverty Interface and its Effects on Development: The Views of Rural Agona Mankrong and Urban Agona Swedru Respondents
  • Hosted by the Department of Anthropology, CAS
  • Completed dissertation research and writing; awaiting external examiners' reviews.
Camara Kwasi Obeng. University of Cape Coast
  • Poverty Implications of Trade Liberalization Financing in Ghana
  • Hosted by the Department of Economics, CAS
  • Successfully defended dissertation research.
Dzidzo Regina Yirenya-Tawiah, University Ghana-Legon
  • Genital Schistosomiasis Among Women in the Volta Basin of Ghana
  • Hosted by the Department of Global Health, College of Public Health
  • Successfully defended dissertation research.
Benjamin Dankyira Ofori, University Ghana-Legon
  • Market Centers and Trading Activities along the Volta Lake in Ghana
  • Hosted by the Department of Geography, CAS
  • Successfully defended dissertation research.


 
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