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USB Programme Information Session with Prof Meshach Aziakpono

  Online event   28 August 2020

Don’t miss the special online USB Programme Information Session with Prof Meshach Aziakpono. This session follows on directly after the 12pm Alumni Webinar with Prof Martin Butler and will be hosted by Dr Marietjie van der Merwe from Global Natives.

Date: 28 August 2020
Time: 13hoo

 

Prof Meshach Aziakpono
Meshach Aziakpono (PhD) is a Professor of Development Finance and until April 2013 was the Head of Development Finance Programmes at the University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB). He obtained a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Economics and Statistics with a Second Class Hons Upper Division in 1994 at the University of Benin; a Master of Science degree in Economics in 1998 at the University of Ibadan, and a PhD in Economics in 2008 at the University of the Free State. His research has focused on the broad areas of financial integration and financial sector development and monetary policy issues in Africa with strong emphasis in applied econometrics.

Tags  Information session, programmes, graduates

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Date:               Friday, 28 August 2020
Time:              12:00 (CAT)
Enquiries:        Lizelle Kannemeyer | USBAlumni@usb.ac.za

 

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