UHAS will get financial support from the government and this noble school is on my heart: On Thursday, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo pledged to provide the University of Health and Allied Sciences (UHAS) with the funding it needs to carry out its mission adequately.
He said that the University has demonstrated excellence in standards and that the Government will continue to provide the resources required for it to carry out its activities.
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President Akufo-Addo made this statement at the UHAS in Ho at Professor Lydia Aziato’s investiture as the university’s vice chancellor (VC), who had just become the first nurse to lead a university in West Africa.
The VC called for financing to finish ongoing initiatives, particularly the laboratory facility, in a speech she gave after becoming invested. She cited staff financial clearance as one of the university’s demands.
In complementing the departing Vice Chancellor, Prof. John Owusu Gyapong, and Registrar, Dr. Cynthia Kpeglo, for their exceptional leadership, President Akufo-Addo urged the new administration to advance the University.
“The UHAS continues to set high standards of behavior and promotes traditional values, which underpin lifelong learning. Long may they continue,” he said.
“I believe that the new Vice-Chancellor is a person capable of not only steering the affairs of the University for the next four years but also sending the Institution to greater heights.”
“Her induction into the office today is a mark of the trust the Governing Council of the University had reposed in her and I’m confident that this trust will not be broken.”
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Prof. Aziato had set eight themes around which she would strategize to raise the university even higher. These themes included better financial management and development, a push for digitization, staff motivation, and collaboration on both a national and international level.
Prof. John Owusu Gyapong, who has led the university since 2016, was succeeded by her on August 1st, 2022.
Hundreds of dignitaries, including members of parliament from the area, members of the academic community, students, traditional leaders, and heads of assemblies, packed the Cedi Auditorium of the University to capacity to witness the investiture.
Dr. Cynthia Kpeglo was succeeded as Registrar by Ms. Yaa Amankwaa Opuni, who was appointed by the VC.
During the exciting event, which included traditional performances, the Volta Region’s queen mothers presented the new VC with gifts.
In order to commemorate the “breaking news of a female being nominated to lead the institution,” Mama Attractor II, Queen-mother of Ho Dome, stated they had come. She also gave out courage beads as a token of success.