General News of Thursday, 14 June 2012
Accra, June 8, 2012 - The Founding President of the African University College of Communications (AUCC), Mr. Kojo Yankah, has been invited to receive an award for “Outstanding Contribution to Education” at the World Education Congress scheduled to be held in Mumbai, India, June 28-30, 2012.
The Jury and Council of Board Members of the World Education Congress selected Mr. Yankah for his contribution to ‘benchmarking educational practices’ in founding AUCC and leading it to attain high academic and professional standards worldwide.
The World Education Congress, a forum of academics, researchers, professionals and policy makers in education from all corners of the world, is focusing this year’s international meeting on : influencing the evolving culture of education and educational pedagogy with the objective of deep systemic change, building on a vision and strategies for Higher Education Institutions, providing exposure to latest education tools, technologies and Solutions, and encouraging collaboration and partnership among Institutions.
The theme for the 2012 WORLD EDUCATION CONGRESS is “Learning in the 21st Century: Right and Access to Education”. The Congress will further explore how education can help develop mental, emotional and physical skills to help facilitate personal excellence as well as psychological and Socio – economic wellbeing, in the challenging times the world faces today. Besides networking opportunities, the conference offers unique in-depth approaches to understanding important academic issues that affect an Institution's viability in today's fast-paced business environment
For his award, Mr. Kojo Yankah will be presented with a Trophy and a Citation, part of which reads: “Your leadership and contribution to the field of Education is well known. The position that you occupy in the fraternity is strategic and iconic. As a thinker and doer you are a role model and a believer in change.”
Mr. Yankah’s award will be received on his behalf because of his bereavement on the death of his wife.
(Communication Department, AUCC)