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Director General's Message

Welcome, Akwaaba, bon arrive to you our cherished partner,

The Institute for Educational Planning and Administration (IEPA) as you have always known it, is now a UNESCO Category II Centre of Excellence for West Africa.

It’s been quite a journey started by my predecessors from the year 2013 culminating in the signing of the official agreement in November 2020. The task ahead as a Category II Centre is daunting but not onerous. IEPA has an admirable track record of delivery excellence and I am very proud of what we have achieved in research, teaching and outreach.

As a premier educational institute at the University of Cape Coast in Ghana committed to cutting-edge research, innovative teaching and targeted capacity-building that inform educational policy and practice, we are poised to ensure that we extend this blueprint to the West African sub-region.

The Institute will continue research, teaching and outreach collaborations with international partners such as the Association of African Universities, the Centre for Commonwealth Education, the University of Cambridge (UK), the University of Bristol (UK), Dfid, JICA, UNESCO, the University of Twente in the Netherlands, Ohio University, University of Maryland College Park, University at Buffalo, Auburn University, Tampere University, All Saints Education Trust (UK), among others.

The IEPA boasts of a highly skilled, knowledgeable, experienced, energetic, committed and hardworking professional workforce. All the IEPA academic staff have terminal degrees in their respective areas of specialization. Our management team, research group, administrative and support staff are expert professionals in their fields who are poised to attain the mission and strategic thrusts of our institution.

I’m humbled to inform you that our doors are wide open for collaborative engagements and we warmly welcome all our potential partners in the Sub-region to come to join us to build excellence in the educational sector.

As you browse through our website, I hope you will sense the excitement and enthusiasm amongst faculty, students, alumni and the administrative and support staff who make IEPA excellent and distinguished.

As we start a new trajectory to fulfil the mandate given us by UNESCO as a Category II Centre of Excellence for West Africa, your suggestions, recommendations and feedback will greatly go a long way to shape our deliverables. We appreciate our critical friends. I warmly encourage you to contact us with any suggestions, questions, and requests at my office at or our indefatigable communications and public relations team at

I look forward to hearing from you my cherished partner in excellence!

Warms regards,
Dr. Michael Boakye-Yiadom