Dr. Matthew Higgins, Associate Professor and Dean of Enterprise and External Relations of the University of Leicester; School of Business last Thursday September 28, called on members of the Ghana alumni chapter to help the International Distance Education Centre, (IDEC) create avenues to drive the Distance Learning portfolio in Ghana.

    In a video message shared with the Alumni body at their quarterly meeting in Accra, Dr. Higgins urged the alumni to support its recruitment drive in Ghana through IDEC).

    According to Dr Higgins, “IDEC has helped sustained the continuous presence of the University of Leicester in Ghana and offers opportunity for self-improvement and career enhancement for local Ghanaians. IDEC grew from the heart of the Ghana alumni chapter and it is therefore important that as alumni, we help support it in every little way we can.”

    He also praised the Ghana alumni chapter, describing it as a great success for the University of Leicester and a gold standard by which other alumni chapters are judged.

    The University of Leicester Ghana Alumni Chapter is an off-shoot of the main University of Leicester Alumni Association in the UK.

    On his part, Mr. Jonathan Teye, President of the University of Leicester Alumni Ghana Chapter pledged the chapter support for IDEC which he said would be rolled out through operation “One Alumnae, One Student Policy.”

    Through the chapter, an alumnus, Emmanuel Kwashie Agbodzi formed IDEC which provides administrative support, marketing and recruitment services for the University of Leicester in Ghana and also hosts the learning resource centre for the distance learning students in Ghana.

    Watch Dr. Mathew Higgins’ message below