The Ghanaian Alumni chapter of the University of Portsmouth, UK, has indicated their preparedness to support Ghanaian youth to climb the educational ladder.
This is to help them get into good and profitable jobs to assist in economic development, not just through education but networking and teamwork.
The Acting Dean of the Faculty of Technical Education at the Akenten Appiah-Menkah University of Skills Training and Entrepreneurial Development, Professor Humphrey Danso, who is an alumnus of the University of Portsmouth, made the remark during the 30 years alumni celebration of the Ghanaian chapter of the University of Portsmouth over the weekend at Legon, Accra.
The celebration is also to highlight the achievements and impact of the university on the lives of young Ghanaian entrepreneurs and professionals dotted around the country
According to him, the maiden 30-year anniversary celebration is to put across a strong front for the Ghanaian alumni and also portray, expose and exhibit the Ghanaian culture on the global scene to endear the Ghanaian brand to the University, to create more opportunities for Young Ghanaians who would want to study in the University to do so knowing that they have a strong presence and support base from the alumni.
“We are an attractive group undoubtedly since University of Portsmouth is by far the largest university in the UK and we are leveraging on the youthful nature of the university to reach more young people for the greater good,“ he opined.
Mr Abraham Antwi-Danso, president of the Ghanaian chapter of the alumni expressed the desire to attract the youth and be supportive in their career progression using modern trends and technology to network very well.
According to him, projecting a strong alumnus would help harness their personal
development and the nation at large.
He outlined a number of development projects for the youth, cutting across the green economy and orange economy, and leveraging upon their experience, exposure and expertise from the UK to assist the Ghanaian Youth.
The alumni, aside from networking, engaged in fun games and puzzles to refresh themselves as well as create a hospitable environment for enhanced networking and job hunts.
From Portsmouth College of Technology in 1953, the university’s name changed to Portsmouth Polytechnic in 1969 and later in 1992 attained a fully-fledged university status.
It offers courses in areas such as accounting, economics and Finance, architecture, property and surveying, business management, computing, criminology, law, marketing sports science and a host of media courses, including International Relations and politics, among others.
The university is split between the University Quarter, which is centred around the Portsmouth Guildhall area, and the Langstone Campus.
Langstone is the smaller of the two campuses, located in Milton on the eastern edge of Portsea Island. The campus overlooks Langstone Harbour and it is home to the university’s sports grounds.