Saint Mary’s University (SMU), Halifax, Canada has entered into an educational partnership with Regent University College of Science and Technology.
This partnership agreement is to pave the way for a long-term collaboration between both institutions in a number of areas including staff and student exchanges, joint degree programmes, and joint research projects between both institutions.
According to the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between both institutions, students from both Universities would have the opportunity of undertaking between a semester to two years of study in each University.
Additionally, a number of programmes would be jointly run by SMU, the Regent School of Business and Leadership and the Regent Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences during the first phase of the collaboration.
To finalize the affiliation modalities, Ms. Maureen Woodhouse, the Acting Director for International Activities at SMU recently visited Regent-Ghana. While at Regent, Ms. Woodhouse met with members of the university’s management team and Heads of Departments including Prof. E.K. Larbi, President and Founder, Mr. Albert Amonoo, the Senior Vice President, Dr. Stanley Moffatt, Vice President, Institutional Advancement. She also met other academic heads including Prof. Frederick Hymore, Vice President, Academic Affairs, Dr. Ebenezer Ashley, Dean School of Business and Leadership, Ms. Shirley Wordie, Assistant Registrar, Office of the President, Rev. Michael Doggu, Deputy Registrar and Dr. Appianda Arthur, Director of External Academic Linkages.
In an interview, the Dean of the School of Business and Leadership, Dr. Ashley said, “This institutional partnership is expected to enhance the academic cooperation between the two institutions, promote strong interest among students of the two institutions and deepen ties between Ghana and Canada”
SMU is ranked by Maclean’s Magazine among Canada’s top 10 undergraduate universities. It is one of Canada’s oldest Universities tracing its earliest beginnings to 1802.