Education  Ghana Project #29395

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by NAPE Foundation
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Palm welcomes the class of 2026 – January cohort

On the 23rd January, 2023 the final cohort of the Class of 2026 arrived on campus! Welcome to our latest Palmers!

Meet some of the members of the Palm Undergraduate Class of 2026

On the 23rd January, 2023 the final cohort of the Class of 2026 arrived on campus! Welcome to our latest Palmers!!

Palm BSW/MSW Social Work Field Placement in Ghana

On Monday, 23rd January, 2023, two students from West Chester University, Pennsylvania, US, arrived safely at Palm for their social work practicum in Ghana. A formal cultural training and orientation were organized for them after which they were taken to their various placements for their practicum around the Tema-Afienya vicinity.

Palm Welcomes Four New Faculty

Palm welcomed four new faculty members whose diverse areas of expertise will complement our community's dedication to excellence in teaching, learning, and research.

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To be able to recruit students, Palm staff and faculty met continuously to devise strategies, provide updates on individual and group outreaches and recommend solutions to admissions challenges. With the aim of providing scholarships to brilliant but financially disadvantaged under the Naa Amerley Palm Education (NAPE) Foundation and David Okai Okantey (DOO) Foundations, scholarship applicants were shortlisted and interviewed by the admissions and scholarship panel.

The interviews gave officers of Palm Institute the opportunity to meet the applicants in-person or virtually and to interact with them to determine their level of need and the authenticity of their request for support. Finally, the freshmen were welcomed into the Palm community on Monday, 26th September, 2022. Coming from both the northern and southern parts of the country but unified with one goal – hope for a better future, the students arrived on campus. The orientation program was aimed at “knowing-your-university.”

During the 3-day period, students were oriented on the Palm story, departments, facilities, resources, career, academic and counselling services, rules, regulations and policies, Financial Aid & Scholarship, academic expectations, future programs, Palm Green Lab etc. The group also received addresses from the Board members of the NAPE Foundation, DOO Foundation and the Oklahoma State University. The orientation also provided the platform for peer mentors to meet their peer mentees for the face time. It was a beautiful moment seeing the eagerness of the peer mentors to guide the freshmen in transitioning and adjusting to campus life.


To the glory of God The maiden on-campus residential facility, Phil and Vickie Rothrock hall was dedicated on 17th September 2022. Two summer huts for relaxation and study group meetings were also commissioned alongside a sports complex made up of a football pitch, volleyball court and a basketball court at Palm Institute. Management, staff and faculty members and students were present at the ceremony alongside other invited guests such as the Okantey family and representatives from the David Okai Okantey (DOO) Foundation. The invited guests and all others present inspected the facilities and took pictures after a brief message from the Founder and President of Palm Institute and a dedication session led by a Pastor from the International Palace Chapel. Thanks to all our donors for their contributions towards the success and development of Palm Institute.


Palm Institute students are encouraged to take advantage of their summer holiday through job-shadowing, engaging in an internship or other employment activities. A sophomore, who just completed his internship at Palm Institute shares his experience below. My internship at Palm Institute under the Center for Ethical Leadership between June 1st and September 30th, 2022 provided me with valuable hands-on experience and a better idea of what knowledge, areas and skills I need to prioritize and make further improvement towards pursing further studies. My internship included many of the responsibilities necessary to run a business. Each day brought different circumstances, and I had the opportunity to make decisions on my own and learn from both my successes and failures.

Other things that I valued most about my internship at Palm Institute include, but are not limited to, the nice and supportive working environment and the staff commitment to providing excellent service to the institution. It was a wonderful opportunity to learn and get a better understanding of the Palm Institution. To conclude, my internship at Palm Institute was a worthwhile experience, and I will apply all that I learnt both the positive and negative aspects of the internship with me in applying for and analyzing future opportunities. End of Semester Examination The BSc Business Information Technology Freshmen (weekend cohort) successfully wrote their end of semester examination for their preparation towards transitioning into the sophomore year.

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June Newsletter Photo #1
June Newsletter Photo #1

Dear Donors, 

We trust you are doing well. We would like to give you a bird’s eye view of what happened during the month of June, 2022 at Palm Institute.


Palm Institute students are encouraged to take advantage of their summer holidays through job-shadowing, engaging in an internship or other employment activities.

Samuel Okoampa, who has completed his freshman year, is job-shadowing at Palm Institute.

“One of the greatest opportunities I have had in life was shadowing the Information Technology Officer at Palm Institute. He helped me understand the steps involved in pursuing a career path in information technology. I gained knowledge about local servers that use WordPress and hard-core coding to build a vibrant and secured interface for websites devoid of an internet connection. This experience has given me insight into applying information technology in the real world. I wish my job-shadowing experience at Palm Institute didn’t have to come to an end. I am grateful to the Student Life and Career Services Department for providing such great opportunities for students.”


During the month of June, the admission team reached out to students, parents and teachers in Winneba, Cape Coast and Takoradi, in the Central and Western Regions of Ghana through radio and community outreaches to create awareness of what Palm Institute has to offer and recruit potential qualified students to offer on-the-spot admission for the 2022/2023 academic year. The team also participated in career fairs at Zion Girls Senior High School and Uncle Rich Senior High School in Winneba. 


Palm Institute staff interviewed candidates interested in the Naa Amerley Palm Education (NAPE) and David Okai Okantey (DOO) Scholarships. Virtual and phone interviews were organized for those in regions far from Accra.  One student who was very optimistic shared, “I am interested in IT.  It is the future now so a NAPE Foundation or David Okai Okantey Foundation scholarship will go a long way to help me.



The second semester for the students attending weekend school for the 2022/23 academic year began on Friday, June 10th, 2022.



Thanks to the generosity of many donors, Palm Institute purchased more building materials and completed the block laying and lintel level for the second floor. We are so appreciative.  Thank you! 

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Junes Newsletter #3
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The continuing freshmen, who began in September 2021, are back on campus after the holiday break! Lectures and academic work resumed on Monday, January 31st, 2022.



Palm Institute held its first quarterly meeting with the Palm Corporate Advisory Council on Thursday, February 3rd, 2022. The meeting explored admissions, fundraising opportunities, career seminar facilitation, building collaborations with other institutions, seeking internship possibilities and discussing the Palm Corporate Mentoring Program. 



The Student Life and Career Services Department at Palm Institute organized a training for all faculty and staff on how to integrate soft skills into their courses. The training took place on February 4th, 2022 and focused on assisting students with effective communication,  conducting research to further their critical thinking skills and developing team building, teamwork skills and leadership skills to encourage academic success.



On Friday, February 4th, 2022, Palm Institute welcomed it’s third cohort of students for freshman orientation.  The Founder and President began the program with a welcome address and a brief history about Palm Institute.  The Student Life and Career Services Department Officer shared about opportunities for peer mentoring, internships and community service projects, job shadowing and corporate mentorship services.  The Registrar, discussed with students about the Writing and Math Center and academic counseling.  She encouraged students to utilize these available resources.    

On Saturday, students were provided with an overview of the Palm Honor System and Examination Honour Code and Palm Institute’s Sexual Harassment Policy.  They were also introduced to the Center for Ethical Leadership at Palm (CEL) and the Palm Technology & Innovation Lab (The Green Lab). The Director of International Programs, shared information about the partnership with Oklahoma State University and potential exchange and internship opportunities.   Students were also briefed on the availability of confidential counselling services as well to assist in their educational journey.

Representatives from The David Okai Okantey (DOO) Foundation, the NAPE Foundation Board in the USA and Oklahoma State University addressed the freshmen students virtually.


In February, the Admissions Committee met to discuss strategic planning towards improving the student recruitment and admission process. Strategies include offering further weekend options for full-time workers, organizing leadership training seminars for high school students and advertising on social media, radio, television and community centers along with regional outreach opportunities.  March 2022 was proposed for the launch of the 2022 Admissions.


As part of preparations towards the Palm Technology & Innovation Lab (The Green Lab), a virtual meeting was held with a coach focuses on design thinking, entrepreneurship & startups. The meeting introduced The Green Lab concept and how it is a helpful tool to encourage, nurture and generate entrepreneurial ideas to help solve the “wicked problems” in Ghana and on the continent of Africa.



The students, faculty and staff had the opportunity to meet with the president on February 14th, 2022. This time is designed to encourage discussion around questions, concerns or suggestions to enhance student and academic success and staff efficiency at Palm Institute.



During the month of February, the current freshmen participated in a “Dress for Success” seminar that was facilitated by the President and Registrar. The seminar shared the importance of appearance and choosing appropriate business attire for various professional settings.

Also, consultants from Happy Valley, Oregon, USA facilitated a virtual seminar on “How to be Career Ready.” They helped students examine and identify intrinsic and extrinsic motivators and what to consider in the career exploration process.  They also encouraged students to maintain a broad view when choosing a career.


On February 18th, 2022, thefaculty and staff engaged in a session on design thinking and entrepreneurship with a faculty member from Ashesi University. She shared her experiences with how design thinking and entrepreneurship has supported students from Ashesi University with their future career goals.


Thanks to multiples donors, Palm Institute was able to clear the area, lay the foundation and procure building materials for the staff residence building that is planned to house students in September 2022. 




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David Okai Okantey Foundation Scholar 1
David Okai Okantey Foundation Scholar 1

Palm Institute is a four year liberal arts University College that offers degree and certificate programs. The University College has over the years through the Naa Amerley Palm Education (NAPE) Foundation has supported over 200 Ghanaian students to acquire tertiary education.

In September, 2021, the Naa Amerley Palm Education (NAPE) Foundation with its sister Foundation, the David Okai Okantey (DOO) Foundations awarded between 80% to 100% tuition scholarships to twelve (12) students at Palm Institute for the 2021/2022 academic year to pursue a degree in BSc. Business Information Technology.

The scholarships spans September 2021 to September 2025. Out of the twelve (12) students who were awarded scholarships, nine (9) received their awards through existing scholarship funds under the NAPE Foundation umbrella. The following are the scholarship funds:


Three (3) of the recipients received funding through the David Okai Okantey (DOO) Foundation. For more information, please visit:

David Okai Okantey Foundation Scholar 2
David Okai Okantey Foundation Scholar 2
David Okai Okantey Foundation Scholar - 3
David Okai Okantey Foundation Scholar - 3
NAPE Foundation Scholars - 1
NAPE Foundation Scholars - 1
NAPE Foundation Scholars - 2
NAPE Foundation Scholars - 2
NAPE Foundation Scholar - 3
NAPE Foundation Scholar - 3
NAPE Foundation Scholar - 4
NAPE Foundation Scholar - 4
NAPE Foundation Scholar - 5
NAPE Foundation Scholar - 5
NAPE Foundation Scholar - 6
NAPE Foundation Scholar - 6
NAPE Foundation Scholar - 7
NAPE Foundation Scholar - 7
NAPE Foundation Scholar - 8
NAPE Foundation Scholar - 8
NAPE Foundation Scholar - 9
NAPE Foundation Scholar - 9
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