It was a rather momentous occasion for two PhD students, Mr. Marshall Kala and Mr. Ezekiel Attuquaye Clottey, from the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research, ISSER, when a panel of examiners passed them after a careful consideration of their oral defence of their theses.


Those who were present at the Graduate School Conference Room of the University Ghana showed their joy by clapping.

Mr. Kala’s topic was: Entrepreneurship and Poverty Reduction: The case of the youth in small-scale mining in Ghana while Mr. Clottey’s looked at Institutions, politics and land administration in the Ga State in Ghana.

Each candidate had one external examiner and an internal examiner constituting the panel and a chairperson as moderator.  

Prof. John Micah of the University of Cape Coast and Prof. P.W.K Yankson of the Department of Geography, University of Ghana were the External and Internal Examiners respectively who examined Mr. Kala on the oral defence of his thesis. Prof. Dzodzi Tsikata of the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research, ISSER, was the Chairperson.  

For Mr. Clottey, the oral examination panel members were Prof. John Micah and Prof. Sebastian Amanor, of African Studies, University of Ghana, External and Internal Examiners respectively. Prof.  Dzodzi Tsikata was the Chairperson.

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