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General News of Wednesday, 29 June 2011

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IAUP Inducts Alabi As West African Chairman

The International Association of University Presidents (IAUP) has inducted Ghana’s Professor Joshua Alabi, Rector of the Institute of Professional Studies as a member of its Executive Committee and chairman for the West African Region. The induction took place at the 17th Triennial world congress of University Presidents, Rectors and Vice-Chancellors in New York, United States of America. The IAUP is an association of heads of regionally accredited universities all over the world with the highest ECOSOC consultation rights at the United Nations and formal consultation rights with UNESCO. It consists of 600 members from 100 countries worldwide including United States of America, Japan, Australia, Great Britain and Iran among a host others which have collaborated to ensure that universities support and reinforce cultural diversities that are vital for sustaining development of personal identities, social cohesion and human creativity.

Its foundation by some university leaders from the US, South Korea, Puerto Rico, the Philippines and Liberia, was based on the need for an organization which is ideologically and politically independent to better promote peace and international understanding through education. It also seeks to promote dialogue, tolerance, understanding, international justice as well as quality education to support sustainable development in a context of global competence. The IAUP It is also committed to ensuring international co-operation, development of universities in economically deprived regions and university access for students from disadvantaged backgrounds. 0245 780 765