Pentecost University College this morning began its 2019/2020 Reading Week and Faculty Colloquium.
The Reading Week is aimed at encouraging students to cultivate the habit of learning on their own by using the resources at the library as well as boost their research interests.
The Head of Research Innovation and Consultancy Centre of PUC, Rev. Prof Ivy Drafor-Amenyah, in an interview on Morning Express on Pentvars Radio, indicated that, the Reading Week is a way of giving students the room to read on their own and also provide the lecturers with some space to focus on their research and other matters in relation to academics.
“We’ve put this together for students to learn some of their course content on their own without the supervision of the lecturer,” she said. This, according, to her is a powerful way of learning.
The Faculty Colloquium is also to put Faculty members together and share parts of their research work with the university community. It will also help them receive feedback to improve on their research papers. The week-long summit being held at the Phase 2 Auditorium is expected to be attended by Faculty members, administrative staff and students.
Some topics to be addressed include Sanitation Problem in Ghana: Lessons from the Past and the Way Forward; Examining the Contribution of Organic and Fair Trade Practices to Poverty Reduction Among Farmers among others. There will also be a training workshop on Grantsmanship and responding to calls.
She further added that all students are expected to use the library facility to their benefit and not waste the week on other activities other than the Reading Week.