UPSA and Graphic Communications sign MoU to foster reading culture among students

The University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA) has sealed a partnership agreement with Graphic Communications Group Ltd., the nation’s leading newspaper organisation.

The collaboration is aimed at fostering a reading culture among the student body at the university while keeping them informed about happenings in the business world.

In the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), Graphic Communications will supply its widely acclaimed Graphic Business newspaper to UPSA students on a weekly basis.

Speaking during a short signing ceremony, the Vice-Chancellor of UPSA, Prof. Abednego F. O. Amartey, noted that the collaboration will provide students with an invaluable resource that not only enhances their academic knowledge but also equips them with the necessary tools to navigate the rapidly changing business landscape.

The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Abednego Amartey [right], signing the MoU on behalf of UPSA. Signing on behalf on the Graphic Communications Group is Mr. Ato Afful, the Managing Director. 


“UPSA, known for its commitment to academic excellence, recognises the importance of students staying updated with the latest developments in the corporate world, hence the need to ensure that they are well-prepared for their future careers,” Prof Amartey said.

“By equipping our students with the necessary knowledge and fostering a reading culture, we continue to empower them to become leaders in their respective fields,” the Vice Chancellor added.

Prof Amartey emphasised that the partnership with Graphic Communication is a testament to the university’s commitment to providing students with a holistic and forward-thinking education.

The Managing Director of Graphic Communications Group, Mr Ato Afful, expressed his excitement about the collaboration, stating that “the benefits of this collaboration extend beyond the mere provision of newspapers.”

“We firmly believe that fostering a love for reading and a deep understanding of the business world is essential to nurturing well-rounded individuals who can make a positive impact in society,” Mr Afful said.

Mr Afful further stated that UPSA and Graphic Communications have demonstrated over the years that it is possible for a public organisation to thrive and compete at the highest level with good leadership and commitment to a purpose.

“When you commit to a purpose, you can get so far with it. That is the story of Graphic and UPSA, two public institutions that have defied the odds to get to this level.”

The signing of the MoU came after extensive discussions between the two institutions.

Even though the students’ newspaper initiative was piloted four years ago, it was somewhat disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Present at the signing ceremony were representatives from both institutions. The UPSA team included Prof. John Kwaku Mensah Mawutor, Pro Vice-Chancellor, and Dr. Koryoe Anim-Wright, Registrar, while the entourage from Graphic Communications included Mr. Theophilus Yartey, Editor of Graphic, and Mr Franklin Sowa, Director of Marketing and Sales.

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