Wuhan Chapter of The NATIONAL UNION OF GHANA STUDENTS (NUGS), has organized Workshop for all Members to educate them on how to write an excellent thesis/ dissertation.

The workshop, which took place on Friday, January 17th, 2020, at Wuhan’s Creativity World Building 2 in Hubei province, was attended by Chapter executives, members and other Nationals.

Referencing article 9.1 of the Union’s constitution, the Chapter president, who doubles as a PhD candidate at Tongji Medical College of Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Honorable Sampson Opoku, in his welcome address underlined the need for the Union to build the academic capacity of Her members, make informed decision and abreast on academic related issues especially thesis writing and publication. He indicated that knowledge is an essential factor needed to thrive in the fast-growing technological world.

He explained that when someone is entrusted with an academic sponsorship or scholarship, much is expected by the host University, it is expedient that the person acquires the necessary knowledge to be able to undertake various courses effectively and efficiently thereby being able to satisfy the requirement for the reward of Bachelor, Mater and Doctorial degree.

He, therefore, urged the participants to be fully involved in the workshop and to apply the knowledge and the skills acquired in order to write and publish an excellent paper/thesis.

Dr. Isaac Ibrahim (CEO, Overflowing Blessing Limited), Agyeiwaa Owusu Nkwantabisa (PhD Candidate-Zhongnan University of Economics and Law), Dr Bismark Addai (PhD Candidate-Zhongnan Uni. Of Economics and Law), Dr Solomon Asante (Post Doc Candidate-Wuhan Univ. Of Geoscience) and Michael Addaney (Scientific Editorial member, PhD Candidate) who were the facilitators for the workshop, took their turns to take participants through all the topics. They educated the participants on √Selecting a research topic, √Managing Supervisor-Student Relationship, √Thesis/Dissertation writing process – Practical tips, √‘Publish or Perish:
Getting your work published in quality international journals’
, among others.

At the speed mentoring and specialties session for Humanities and Engineering/Sciences, Facilitators shared their experience in publication and as editors and or reviewers for publishing journals. Samples of published papers were made available.

They also gave participants practical illustrations, gist on paper publication and other source documents useful for research work. Publishing in high-quality and reputable journals was also stressed vehemently.

As part of the event, the participants were allowed to ask questions for redress. Mr Michael Addaney, an experienced researcher, who has published over 34 papers, cautioned participants about some of the findings and recommendations of the Scientific Editors during the editorial point of a research paper.

The Chapter president, in his closing remarks, charged participants not to view academic research as a burden but to make conscious effort to produce and publish high quality papers.

He also advised participants to pass on the skills and knowledge acquired from the workshop to others in order to maintain a high level of academic integrity as Ghanaians in Wuhan.

Ms Monifa St.Johns, an Australian national and CEO of EDEN’S HEATHY KITCHEN, in an interview expressed her profound gratitude to the Union and the organizers,

“I am truly thankful for the opportunity to attend today’s workshop, I learned so many things that I didn’t know my bachelors and masters in China….many of my unanswered questions were answered today. Thanks to the organizers and my adopted country Ghana for making sure everyone succeeds!! Much blessings to you all”. She said.

In attendance were all the Chapter Executives & Committee Members, Mr Dennis Kwame Antwi (CEO, Dephlex Creatives), Mr Kingsley Mensah (CEO, Kingscel), 5 nationals, among others.

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