Ghanaian educationist launches virtual Obokese University of Excellence


A Ghanaian educationist, Nana Obokese Ampah has launched a maiden virtual educational institution which he named after himself “Obokese University of Excellence”.

The University which is expected to officially start on September 21, 2020, will operate an online digital platform to offer programmes such as e-Commerce, Entrepreneurship, leadership and Education, Political Science, African History, Technology, and Tourism.

The programme is dubbed: “Transformation through leadership and Technology”.

The founder speaking via zoom in the United States outlined the importance of a full-fledged Pan African Higher Institute of learning where students are guided to their fullest potentials without any form of manipulation.

Nana Obokese Ampah said, “during these uncertain times of COVID-19, it is crucial to create legacies of educational institutions to move beyond the crisis, embrace substance, elevate our people, and prepare for the future success of society”.

According to the founder, the establishment of the Institution in Ghana was part of the ‘Year of Return’ legacy and a gesture to motivate all African descendants throughout the diaspora to come together to build Mother Ghana.

The President of the Republic, Akufo-Addo in 2019 outdoor the “Year of Return” in Accra as part of his vision for “Beyond the Year of Return” consequently the creation of this noble higher learning educational institute.

The purpose of the “Year of Return” is to celebrate the all innocent victims of the Trans-Atlantic Trade who were scattered and displaced throughout the new world.

It represents the beginning of the much-awaited project to unite Africans on the Continent with their Brothers and Sisters in the diaspora.

Nana Ampah said: “The e-Commerce programme will offer branding solutions and a rich array of digital display of advertising solutions, strategic marketing, and promotions to have global buyers discover anything they want to buy through the platform”.

Dr. Kwa David Whitaker, president of Obokese University of Excellence promised to serve as a model of ‘excellence’ that would reflect and reinforce the spirit of the University’s vision and bring honour to all African Ancestors.

Dignitaries present include Dr. Jane Edwards, the African American Studies Department, Fordham University New York, Ambassador Arikana Chihombori Quao, the former African Union Ambassador to the US, Professor Samuel Amoako, the Consular General, Ghana Embassy in New York, and Mr. Kofi Tonto, the Press Secretary, Ghana Embassy Washington DC.

Source: GNA

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