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RIPS Alumni Launched

On Friday, December 13, 2019 the Regional Institute for Population Studies (RIPS), University of Ghana launched its Alumni at the Ghana International Press Center in Accra. The launch sought to bring together alumni of RIPS from different year groups who are currently at various designations in the public and private sectors.

The event which was chaired by Prof. Samuel Nii Ardey Codjoe, the immediate past director of the Institute had staff and alumni present. The Chair opened the event citing that the effort to unite RIPS alumni dates back to few years ago when the Institute started compiling contacts of its past students.

Guests were briefed on the purpose of the gathering by the Director, Prof. Joseph Awetori Yaro after which he introduced the Guest of Honour, Dr. Grace Bediako.

Speaking at the launch, Dr. Grace Bediako, Director-General, NDPC (RIPS Alumnus) recounted her experience during her study at the Institute and its impact on her career. She shared her thoughts on the establishment of an Alumni Association and how it contributes to development. Dr. Bediako reiterated her continued support and that of her organistaion towards the Institute.

Prof. Joseph Awetori Yaro in his closing remarks thanked all present for their participation towards a successful launch. He added that the association will endure and produce positive results in future therefore encouraging scholars to reconnect with their peers to establish partnerships and networks.

The alumni gathered socialized and interacted over dinner, throughout the evening.

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