The President of Ghana’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) Nana Dr Appiagyei Dankawaso I said Wisconsin’s facilities were among the best he had ever seen at a Ghanaian university.

The GCCI president said this during a visit to Wisconsin to view the institution’s facilities and discuss future linkages between the university and the business sector.

Nana, whose role it is to help create an environment conducive for businesses and entrepreneurs to thrive, said he was ‘highly impressed’ by the school’s infrastructure and facilities, particularly the new state-of-the-art Nursing skills lab.

“My job is not just to admonish businesses to do better, it is also to encourage and say ‘well done’ to those who are doing well. I am highly impressed with what you have achieved so far. This (Nursing Skills Laboratory) must be one of the best kept secrets,” said Nana after being taken on a tour of the university’s facilities. 

He added that extending support to Wisconsin would be less challenging, as “you have already done 90% of the job”.

The GCCI President visited the Nursing Skills Lab, the Main Library (including the reference area and discussion rooms), the Law Library, IT labs and the Moot Court. 

Nana also dropped into a Nursing class and interacted with some of the students on the recently launched BSc Nursing programme.

Among the issues discussed with the Wisconsin’s Chancellor Dr Paul K. Fynn were:

opportunities for obtaining financing at concessionary rates;

opportunities for capital investment from overseas funders;

training opportunities for IT staff in India and China;

access to internships for students across the GCCI network; and

opportunities to tap into funding for community projects, for example in health.

Nana was received by Wisconsin’s Chancellor; the Chairman of the University Council, Justice Isaac Duose; the Registrar, Mr Frank Yeboah, and  Dr Carlos Arrow, Dean of the School of Nursing.

Also present were the Public Relations/Communications Officer Mrs Victoria Chimbwanda, Secretary to the Dean of the School Nursing, Mrs Olivia Acheampong, and the Estates Manager, Andrew.