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Historic deal creates new era of cooperation between UK and Ghana

Ashanti people

On 3 September, 2018, a consortium of international partners signed an historic deal to usher in a new era in UK-Ghana relations and boost education, skills development and recruitment opportunities for students at the University of East London (UEL) and the people of Ghana.

A memorandum of understanding was signed during the conferral of an honorary doctorate by UEL to His Majesty Otumfuo Nana Osei Tutu II, King of the Ashanti, in recognition of his services to education. The conferral took place at Level39 in London’s Canary Wharf.

UEL also welcomed His Majesty to our Docklands campus earlier in the day for a tour of our business-focused Knowledge Dock, presentations by students and a luncheon.

The memorandum of understanding was made possible thanks to the King’s Investment Trust, AIT, Mace, an international construction and consultancy firm, the University of East London, His Majesty, King Osei Tutu Institute of Applied Sciences, Kumasi, and Youth Charter which is an accredited United Nations organisation.

It was a tremendous honour to host His Majesty and we look forward to working together in the future.

You can read the full UEL-Ghana news story.

View the video and a selection of images from the day in our gallery below.

Read the conferral programme