The Israeli Ambassador to Ghana Her Excellency Sharon Bar-li has paid a courtesy call on the Vice-Chancellor Professor William Otoo-Ellis. The short meeting took place in the University’s Council Chamber. Her visit to KNUST was to donate books and bid farewell to the University after her four-year stay in Ghana as ambassador comes to an end. Her Excellency donated a number of books on the holocaust and Jewish history to the University.
In her address at the short meeting, Her Excellency stated that Israel had an interest in Kumasi because that was where they inaugurated a development programme in the field of Early Childhood Education and Neonatal Health five years ago before the Embassy was established.
Her Excellency noted that the history books would educate the students on the history of the Jews and the holocaust. She added that Israel was open to invitation to collaborate with KNUST in academic issues in order to strengthen the good relationship between the two parties.
She observed that her visit to KNUST was to strengthen the friendship between KNUST and the Israeli Embassy. She went on to encourage the management of the university to initiate ideas and programmes and Israel would be happy to work with KNUST.
Professor Samuel Nii Odai, the Pro Vice-Chancellor received Her Excellency on behalf of the Vice-Chancellor Professor William Otoo-Ellis. Prof Odai hoped that the relationship would continue even as Her Excellency brings her duty tour in Ghana to an end.
Following the presentations by the Ambassador, the Pro VC assured her that KNUST had really benefitted from journals and history books from international institutions and hoped the collaboration with the Israeli Embassy would be expanded into other areas. He was optimistic that KNUST and the Israeli Embassy would support the collaboration and strengthen the relationship.