In Ghana: Seven AAMU students join Drs. Ohene-Nyako and James O. Bukenya at the Cape Coast Castle in Ghana, West Africa. Pictured (l-r) are: Stefanie Gresham, Victoria Donaldson, Danyelle Starks, Marcus Reynolds, Dr. Eric Ohene-Nyako, Morgan Pettway, Tashieka Smith, Dr. James O. Bukenya and Bri-Anna Barber.
Huntsville, Ala. ---- A group of Alabama A&M University students are expanding their horizons while visiting the African continent, thanks to a government grant promoting global awareness and leadership.
Seven students representing AAMU’s College of Agriculture, Life and Natural Sciences (COALNS) and the College of Business and Public Affairs (COBPA) are currently visiting the University of Ghana (in western Africa), where they are engaged in a program of study designed to build a well-rounded student with international exposure, says Dr. James O. Bukenya, AAMU professor of resource economics.
The program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) 1890 Capacity Building Program. The overall objective is to provide opportunities for AAMU students to increase their awareness and to deepen their understanding as they prepare for future employment in a knowledge-based global economy.
Bukenya is being assisted on the trip by Dr. Eric Ohene-Nyako, director of AAMU Small Business Development Center.
During the trip to Ghana, the students had an opportunity to visit Cape Coast Castle (known for the trans-Atlantic slave trade), said Bukenya. The Castle and Museum are among the historical places that President Obama visited on his first trip to Africa, he added.
- Jerome Saintjones