Published: 07 Jul 2017 Source: University Relations Office (URO)
Professor Tsiri Agbenyega, Provost, College of Health Sciences (CoHS)
Professor Tsiri Agbenyega, Provost of the College of Health Sciences (CoHS), has stated that the time has come to question ourselves if the job market is ready to employ all university products. Profesor Agbenyega threw the question in his address at this year’s 51st Congregation Ceremony.
The ceremony saw 828 graduands from six constituent Schools or Faculties presented, comprising Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, the School of Medical Sciences, the Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, the Dental School, the School of Veterinary Medicine and the School of Public Health.
The CoHS Provost noted that from the graduating statistics it is evident “year in year out we are meeting our mandate of training the manpower needed for the job market. This year, I believe we should start asking ourselves if the job market is ready to employ all our products” he added.
Professor Agbenyega continued that there is an on-going discourse as to whether we Ghana as a country start officially exporting some of her manpower to countries where there is a need based on the Cuban model. He said the country could derive some foreign exchange from the exports since the arrangement would be formalised between governments and not individuals.
Dr. Alexis Nang-Beifubah, Director of Health Services, Ashanti Region
In his motivational speech, Dr. Alexis Nang-Beifubah, Director of Health Services, Ashanti Region, using his professional life as a medical doctor, said he had served his country and mankind selflessly by suring outbreaks of terminal diseases such as meningitis in rural areas, other parts of the country and outside Ghana. Dr. Nang-Beifubah stated further that he executed his duties professionally with respect, not meddling in politics or other unprofessional matters and encouraged them to do same.
The Director of Health Service revealed that he had continuously strive for excellence and his research is what is currently being used to roll back malaria in the Ashanti Region. He therefore encouraged the students to continuously learn in order to serve Ghana well.
Breakdown of graduands presented are as follows: BSc. Human Biology (Medicine) 134 and Dentistry-23, SC. Medical Laboratory Technology 66, Bachelor of Dentistry-22, Bachelor of Pharmacy 2, Bachelor of Herbal Medicine 28,Bsc. Nursing-45,Bsc. General Nursing 78 and Emergency Nursing-45.
The Doctor of Veterinary Medicine had 7 graduands, BSc. Disability and Rehabilitation Studies 7, BSc. Physician Assistantship (Anesthesia) 8, BSc. Sonography-33, BSc. Sports and Exercise Science-1 and BSc. Midwifery presented 103 graduands.