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Department Of Planning And Development Graduates Maiden Planning, Monitoring And Evaluation (PME) Online Certificate Students


The Department of Planning and Development of Christian Service University College, which is noted for being a leader in Monitoring and Evaluation education in Ghana has successfully graduated its first batch of 14 students in its market-driven certificate online short course: “Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation for Faith-Based Organizations (PME for FBOs)” over the weekend.


prof 1According to the coordinator of the programme, Dr. Bernard Adjei-Poku, the Department recognizes the immense programmes and projects undertaken by faith-based organizations such as churches, mosques and NGOs and developed the programme to address the theoretical and operational gaps to equip the beneficiaries with the requisite tools set to plan, execute and monitor programmes and projects with finesse. Some of the topics treated included strategic planning, monitoring, evaluation, participatory monitoring and evaluation, operationalization of monitoring and evaluation.



Pedagogy and Resource Persons

prof3The course was online based and topics were taught by experienced faculty including Prof. Samuel Kofi Afrane, an astute planner and development scholar with wide range of local and international expertise, Dr. Bernard Adjei-Poku, Dr. Ebenezer Owusu-Addo, Dr. Amo Sarpong, Dr. Albert Adu-Gyamfi, with support from Dr. Charles Osei, Head, Department of Planning and Development. There was a one-day face-to-face workshop where participants worked in groups to practicalize the lessons learned.

Drawn from various backgrounds including church leaders and administrators, educationists, bankers, among others, the participants expressed their appreciation to the University College and the Department of Planning and Development for such an innovative programme and promised to apply the principles to change the programme planning, monitoring and evaluation domains in their various fields of endeavour.

Meanwhile, new session of the PME and other courses will be announced in due course. . .Watch this space!

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