DAY TWO: SCHOOL OF GRADUATE STUDIES BUILDS CAPACITY OF STUDENTS
The School of Graduate Studies has held the second edition of research seminar for postgraduate students at the School of Medical Sciences Auditorium.
The seminar which was organised by the School of Graduate Studies in conjunction with the College of Education Studies, College of Agriculture and Natural Sciences, College of Health and Allied Sciences and Graduate Students Association of Ghana was on the theme ‘Enhancing Capacity for Postgraduate Research’.
Presenting on the topic’ Academic Writing and Publishing, the Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Prof. Joseph B.A Afful, urged participants to pay attention to precision, references, tenses, voices when writing thesis. He said graduate researchers’ quotations from other studies should have basis in order to produce meaningful work.
Prof. Afful stressed the need for participants to take editing and proofreading seriously. The Dean took the students through hedging, voices and modality.
The Vice- Dean School of Educational Development and Outreach, Dr. (Mrs.) Christine Adu-Yeboah, who spoke on the topic ‘Effective Supervision: Roles, Skills and Publishing’ called on the students to plan their research work well in order to meet the standard of the University. She called on supervisors to support their students to produce excellent dissertation.
Dr. (Mrs.) Christine Adu-Yeboah pointed out that the only way students could present quality research work was to collaborate with their supervisors. Taking his turn to address the participants on the topic ‘Examining a Thesis/Dissertation and Viva Voce”, Prof. David K. Essumang, urged graduate researchers to be abreast of VIVA VOCE, a criterion for assessing students’ dissertations in the University.
Prof. Essumang urged the students to be familiar with the features of writing good dissertation. The participants had their questions addressed by the speakers.