UHAS has set itself the goal of being a leading health research educational institution on the occasion of its 10th anniversary
The management of the University of Health and Allied Sciences (UHAS) reiterated its commitment to be a leading health research educational institution.
Vice-Chancellor Professor John Owusu Gyapong, who said this, added that UHAS will engage in partnerships to have a positive impact on humans around the world.
He was speaking at the UHAS 10th anniversary press launch on the main campus of Sokode Lokoe in the municipality of Ho in the Volta region.
Professor John Owusu Gyapong said: “UHAS aims to be a leading health research educational institution dedicated to community service, through teaching, research and knowledge dissemination; as well as continuing to provide clinical and other services to improve the health status and overall quality of life of our people ”.
“In summary, the celebration reiterates our statement that ‘UHAS is shining and a great giant is rising’,” he added.
He recalled the humble beginnings in 2012 when UHAS admitted the first group of students of 154, adding that over the past decade UHAS has become “the place of choice for the training of professionals in the field of health in the higher education landscape of Ghana ”.
Prof Gyapong said the University will use the 10th anniversary platform to showcase its achievements, focus on the gains made, while persevering to help improve health service delivery in Ghana and beyond.
He said the University would use this anniversary to market UHAS “as an institution of excellence and innovation worthy of being noticed in the higher education landscape”.
The University Council approved a series of activities to mark the 10th anniversary.
Activities include; a media launch in December 2021, main anniversary launch, choral music concert, float in January and February 2022.
There would be medical screening, blood donation, and community engagement at the Ho and Hohoe campuses in March 2022.
Others are lectures, the awarding of honorary doctorates, STEM engagements in high schools, dissemination of research, exhibition, sports activities, and student association week celebrations.
The 10th anniversary congregation, durbar and awards dinner dance are scheduled to take place in July 2022.
The university was established by an Act of Parliament (Law 828), which received presidential approval in December 2011.
However, he admitted his students to the foundation, numbering 154, in 2012.
UHAS is dedicated to teaching, research and service in the health sciences.
It currently manages 7 schools, two institutes, with more than 3,500 students.