The University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA) has partnered the Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship program to embark on a new academic project for the 2020/2021 academic year.
The project encompasses the development of a comprehensive curriculum for UPSA’s yet-to-be introduced PhD in Accounting programme as well as the organisation of a tax clinic for industry players in Ghana.
To facilitate the collaboration, the Office of Doctoral Programmes (ODP) at UPSA hosted a Carnegie fellow, Prof. Buagu Musazi of Morgan State University, USA from June 1st to 9th, 2021.
Prof. Musazi’s short stint with the university saw him engage in number of fora including a tax clinic that centred on conducting a tax compliance assessment of small scale businesses and low income individuals, an event which was jointly organised by the UPSA and the Ghana Revenue Authority.
“The tax clinic provided an opportunity for our accounting students in particular to practice tax filing procedures,” Prof. Nathan K. Austin, Dean of ODP said.
Prof. Musazi also collaborated with UPSA faculties to commence an academic publication that assesses the impact of the Africa Growth Opportunity Act (AGOA).
This was Prof. Musazi’s second visit to UPSA since September 2019 when he worked together with UPSA faculty members in reviewing the impact of U.S. Tax Policies on Trade (AGOA) and R&D on Economies.
The partnership with Carnegie was made possible by the Office of Doctoral Programmes with support from Deans of the Faculty of Management Studies, and Faculty of Accounting and Finance.
Prof. Nathan K. Austin detailed that the team applied for and was selected to collaborate with the Carnegie Africa Diaspora Fellowship Program (CADFP) for the academic year.
The CADFP is a scholar fellowship program for educational projects at African higher education institutions, offered by the Institute of International Education (IIE) in collaboration with United States University International-Africa (USIU-Africa), and funded by Carnegie Corporation of New York.