THE University of Health and Allied Sciences (UHAS), has admitted 874
fresh students out of the 953 applicants for this academic year sandwich programmes.
Out of those
admitted, 679 enrolled for various programmes at the university and took part
in the matriculation ceremony on the campus at Sokode-Lokoe, near Ho on
Welcoming the fresh students,the Vice Chancellor, Professor
John Owusu Gyapong,cautioned them
that the university frowned upon examination malpractice, saying, “If you are
found culpable, the appropriate sanctions would be applied fully.”
you were admitted as an individual and you will graduate as such, and you are therefore,
solely responsible for all your actions. You are adults and so you will be
treated as such,” he warned.
Chancellor said that, although the infrastructural facilities on the campus
might not compare to structures in the well-established public universities,
UHAS was poised to improve upon them.
He added that various
strategies were in the pipeline to enhance the existing facilities as well as
develop new ones, especially hostel facilities, at all campuses to provide a conducive
environment for teaching and learning.
UHAS, he said,
was the first public university solely dedicated to training health
professionals to enable them address the diverse health issues in the country
and beyond, and urged the students to be self-disciplined and efficient in time
it is uniquely devoted to research and community service, which forms a
fundamental component in the development of our programmes,” he stated.
Professor Gyapong announced
that UHAS currently offered four post graduate programmes – Doctor of
Philosophy in Medical Imaging, Master of Philosophy in Medical Imaging, Master
of Public Health and Master of Philosophy in Applied Epidemiology – and
entreated some of the fresh students to enroll into those areas of study in
The university runs 18 undergraduate programmes in the various fields of Health and Allied Health Sciences.
FROM ALBERTO MARIO NORETTI, SOKODE-LOKOE
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