At the 2016 meeting, which took place from the 7th to the 9th of November, 2016, The embassy of France in Ghana was represented by Mr Jean-Luc Mure, Head of Coorperation, French Embassy and Mr. Daniel Doe, Campus France coordinator. Two representatives from the University of Ghana Legon and Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) also attended the meeting.
This year, Rencontres Campus France celebrated the African continent during its meeting held in Paris from the 7th to the 9th of November, 2016. The ceremony, which was opened by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Director General of Campus France and Rector of the Francophone University Agency, witnessed the participation of 140 French universities and tertiary institutions and about thirty African universities, where for 2 days, ideas where exchanged about cooperation programmes on student/teacher mobility and research.
Ghana’s objectives for participating in this event were to develop exchange programs between universities in Ghana and France, to promote the teaching of French in tertiary institutions and to facilitate bilateral and multilateral agreements.
After Jean Marc Ayrault’s visit to the Ghana stand during the commencement of the program, Béatrice Khaiat, director of Campus France, took the opportunity, in the presence of Ghana’s Ambassador to France, to congratulate representatives from Ghanaian universities, the French embassy and Campus France for their active participation in the success of this meeting centred on Africa. She congratulated them for the increase in the number of students from an Anglophone country who were pursuing studies in France (over 200 students in 2016, compared to 140 in 2015). Together with Jean-Paul de Gaudemar, rector of the Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie, Beatrice Khaiat, expressed the desire to participate in the Campus France Ghana fair, in October 2017 where the 4th “Rencontres Universitaires France-Ghana” will be held as well at the launch of the France – Ghana Alumni site.Distributed by APO on behalf of Embassy of France to Ghana.