Prof. Yankah to speak on ethics in higher education Monday in Switzerland

Prof. Kwesi Yankah, Minister of State in charge of Tertiary Education, has arrived in Geneva, Switzerland on the invitation of Globe Ethics to deliver a keynote address at an international conference on ethics in higher education. He was met on arrival by a high-powered delegation of Ghana’s Permanent Mission in Switzerland led by Mr.Ramses Joseph Cleland, Ghana’s Ambassador to Switzerland. The conference, organized by Globe Ethics (a Swiss-based online institution), is taking place at the Chateau de Bossy in Geneva, Switzerland from 4th to 6th June 2018. Prof. Yankah who has expertise and rich knowledge in higher education will speak on the topic “Ethics in Higher Education and the Promotion of Excellence” in his keynote address. This conference is important to promote standards of contemporary moral and political realities to bear on issues of educational policy and practice, as a mainstream catalyst to foster integrity and discipline that shape behaviors in academia and in society. The Minister holds a firm principle in educational ethics as well founded standards that make actions of society right and wrong. He believes that good ethical standards in education help to categorize different values such as integrity, discipline and honesty among others and apply them in daily lives. Globe Ethics is a global network of persons and institutions interested in various fields of applied ethics. It offers access to a large number of resources on ethics, especially through its leading global digital ethics library and facilitates collaborative web-based research, conferences, online publishing and information sharing. The organization hopes to use the conference “to embed ethics more deeply into higher education institutions and provide resources for ethics education for teachers and stakeholders in order to build strong institutions and responsible leaders and citizens”. Since global education is the new world order in higher education and exchange, Ghana stands a higher chance of promoting enhanced standards and quality assurance in a harmonized educational system across Sub-Saharan Africa. Prof. Yankah is expected to return on 7th June when the conference officially closes.

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