With the start of a new academic year, 2017/2018, the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research, ISSER, University of Ghana has admitted six PhD and 15 M.A students to undertake Development Studies Programme.

Speaking at a brief orientation ceremony to formally welcome the students, the Director of the ISSER, Prof Felix Asante urged them to take their studies seriously and begin thinking about the thesis they would be writing.

He reminded them of the duration of the courses, 12 months for the M.A Programme and four years for PhD programme, and that both are full time courses which should be strictly noted.

“I expect you to do more reading as the programme is intensive and quite demanding”, Prof Asante stated.

On his part Dr Charles Ackah, head of Economic Division at the Institute and Coordinator of PhD Programme congratulated the students and wished them well in their academic pursuit.

Dr Simon Bawakyillenuo, former Coordinator of M.A programme and now head of Statistics and Survey division, reiterated the bit about the intensity of the course which they should not overlook.

Mr. David Odjeawo, Senior Librarian at ISSER encouraged the students to make good use of the Library since it is there for them.

After the ceremony, the students went to their lecture halls for further orientation by the PhD and M.A coordinators.

Dr Elizabeth Asante, Senior Research Fellow is the Coordinator for the M.A programme.

A senior member present was Dr Martha Awo, Research Fellow and Coordinator of Short Courses.   

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