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Former Vice-Chancellor of UCC, Prof. Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang, Advocates for Global Citizenship in Changing World

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Prof. Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang, former Minister of Education and the 2020 running mate of former President John Dramani Mahama, has delivered a lecture on the topic ‘Future Global Citizen: Navigating a Changing World’.

As the Special Guest of Honour of the Cyprus International University in Greece, she emphasized the need for global citizens to possess a profound understanding of global issues to be able to navigate the complex nature of the rapidly changing and interconnected world.

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She highlighted issues such as climate change, human rights violations, penury, abuse of power, corruption and nepotism, which are sources of injustice and hinder peace in the world.

According to Prof. Naana Opoku-Agyemang, global citizens must be culturally sensitive and empathetic towards the diversity of human experiences, customs, beliefs and traditions.

They must be open-minded, socially responsible, and committed to impacting their local and global communities positively. They must be fervent about issues of social justice, sustainability, and equity in all aspects of life.

She endorsed the study abroad and university exchange programmes in their various forms, stating that they are effective means of exposing students to different ways of seeing and appreciating the diverse world.

During her visit to the Cyprus International University, she held meetings with members of the university faculty, workers and students, the newly created women’s unit and the Ghanaian and African Student Associations.

Prof. Naana Opoku-Agyemang commended the Cyprus International University for inviting her as the Guest of Honour and staying focused on shaping individual minds to operate successfully in the fast-growing and evolving world.

As a former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cape Coast, she has a vast knowledge of the education sector and has always advocated for the education of women and girls. She has since returned to Ghana, where she continues to make significant contributions to the development of education in the country.

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