The College of Health Sciences of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, KNUST in collaboration with the Malaria Capacity Development Consortium (MCDC) and sponsored by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine has inaugurated a £50,000.00 Career Development Centre at the Faculty of Pharmacy. The occasion took place on 27th May, 2015.
Professor Edward Tsiri Agbenyega, Provost of the College of Health Sciences, stated that the College was committed to the establishment of an atmosphere where individuals had equal opportunities for challenges, self-development and the possibility to learn and grow.
He observed that it was the duty of the College to facilitate the training of all lecturers, especially junior faculty in the development of their academic careers and the Career Development Centre (CDC) had been set up to meet that need.
Dr. Harry Tagbor, leader of the MCDC, KNUST stated that the aim of the Career Development Centre (CDC) was to develop and run staff development programmes that would help build the capacity of faculty and support staff. He added that the Centre would have the databases of all persons who had the skill to help in either teaching or research and the Centre would rely on them and provide all necessary materials for the sustainability of the Centre.
Dr. Harry Tagbor observed that it was the goal of CDC to strengthen the capacity of the University to provide international quality, academic, administrative and financial support in teaching and research. He further stated that the goal was started by introducing PhD and Masters programmes that supported faculty research.