École de Savignac visits GIMPA to explore potential partnership in Tourism and Hospitality Management [fr]
A delegation from the prestigious French hospitality and tourism school, École de Savignac, which is managed by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Dordogne in France, visited the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA). The purpose of the visit was to explore ways of collaboration between the two institutions as well as sharing information that will lead to new projects.
On 2nd November 2018, facilitated by the Head of Cooperation at the French Embassy and the France-Ghana Higher Education Cooperation Advisor from Expertise France, a delegation from École de Savignac, represented by Mr. Richard Ginioux, Director of École de Savignac accompanied by his wife Mrs. Isabelle Ginioux met with key members of the GIMPA Faculty. These were: Prof. Philip Duku Osei, Deputy Rector, Dr. Joseph Mensah-Ansah, Head of Hospitality Management Department, Mr. Maurice MaCauley, Lecturer of French and Ms. Veronica Danquah a representative of the International Programmes Office.
Rich discussions ensued between the two parties and the following priority areas of collaboration were explored: technical support in developing a comprehensive curriculum for a Master’s degree programme in Hospitality Management, new avenues for student and staff mobility between the two universities and a joint project to establish the first ever Hospitality Management School in West Africa.
Prof. Philip Duku Osei, the Deputy Rector of GIMPA expressed the university’s pleasure and willingness to establish and deepen academic ties with École de Savignac.
Mr. MaCauley also expressed his readiness to develop more comprehensive French language programmes to ensure that students of GIMPA are well equipped with the French language proficiency skills needed to make the project successful.
This meeting is a first step towards the establishment of institutional partnership with exciting prospects for student exchange, training, and joint research.
Top, left to right : Mr. Alexandre Foulon, Mr. Richard Ginioux, Dr Sonia Couprie
Bottom, left to right : Mr MaCauley, Ms Veronica Danquah, Ms Ivana Abakah, Dr Mensah-Ansah, Prof. Philip Osei.