Lincoln University in UK has offered a scholarship program worth £5,000 to every Ghanaian and students of Regent University College of Science and Technology, (RUCST) Ghana to pursue postgraduate degree programs.
Ghanaian students who are not students at Regent University will need a recommendation from the University to apply for the scholarship opportunity at Lincoln University.
Dr David Rugara, Head of International Partnerships, Lincoln International Business School, University of Lincoln made the announcement during a press briefing during a working visit to Regent University in Accra.
The Regent University College of Science and Technology, on October 8, 2021, signed a virtual Memorandum of Understanding with the University of Lincoln, to promote education, research and cultural understanding between the two higher education institutions.
The agreement provides the framework for the creation of a research and professional development scholarship, in collaboration with Lincoln International Business School.
It covers staff exchange, where a member of staff from Regent University College of Science and Technology would be fully sponsored by Lincoln International Business School to visit the University of Lincoln for professional development.
Dr Rugara said the visit to Ghana was aimed at strengthening the relationship they have signed with Regent University and helping to develop the skills and talents of the students to be creative in finding solutions to problems .
He said the University of Lincoln was, among other things, ranked second in the UK for Chemistry out of 52 institutions, fourth for Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure out of 47 institutions, ninth for Geography and Life Sciences environment out of 68 institutions.
Dr Rugara said Lincoln University has created an inclusive curriculum and is committed to fostering a global mindset to build skills for students.
Dr. Paul Igwe, Regional Academic Head, West and East Africa, Lincoln International Business School, University of Lincoln, said the University shared the same vision with RUCST of developing the entrepreneurial spirit of students to be productive in their various fields.
He said the University is poised to give students a career orientation by giving them the opportunity to be critical thinkers to solve global challenges.
Professor Ernest Ofori Asamoah, President of RUCST, said the University prepares graduates to take charge of their destiny and the nation, stressing that “we give more than a degree and a certificate, but we give individuals the ways to become influential people, to impact generations.”
He said the University’s goal is to strengthen the mindset of students through innovative teaching and learning, using a problem-based learning model, as well as to bridge the gap between academia and industry.
This, he explained, was achieved through research topics from the Ghana Chamber of Commerce and Industry and scaling up their internship program for hands-on experience in the field.
The professor announced that the University has been selected out of 14 institutions in Africa and the only institution in Ghana to host a malaria research project.
The project, he said, was the second phase which began in January 2019 and trained master’s students in epidemiology.