College Of Health Sciences Renames Its Library

Professor Julius Fobil being assisted by Mrs. Catherine Archampong

The College of Health Sciences has renamed its Library in memory of the late Emeritus Professor Emmanuel Quaye Archampong, former Dean of the University of Ghana Medical School. The Provost of the College, Professor Julius Fobil, in his welcome address expressed his happiness to be a part of the ceremony, to posthumously honour Emeritus Professor Emmanuel Quaye Archampong for his illustrious service to the College of Health Sciences. He acknowledged the key role Emeritus Professor Emmanuel Quaye Archampong has played in the establishment of the College.

According to the Provost, the College Administration building complex which houses the library was a gift from the Government of Ghana to the University of Ghana Medical School on the occasion of the School’s 25th Anniversary and this was an initiative of the late Emeritus Professor Emmanuel Quaye Archampong. He was grateful to all past Provost for the various roles they played in bringing the College to its current stature. He extended his appreciation to his predecessor Reverend Professor Patrick Ayeh-Kumi for setting up a Fundraising Committee that was chaired by Professor Angela Ofori-Atta to raise funds for the refurbishment. He seized the opportunity to once again, thank the individuals and organizations who believed in the College’s vision and supported to make the vision a reality. He also expressed his sincere gratitude to the Chairperson of the Library Refurbishment Committee, Professor Andrew Anthony Adjei and the Director and staff of the Physical Development and Municipal Services Directorate (PDMSD) for supervising the work to a successful completion.

A section of the audience

Mrs. Theodosia Adanu, the Ag. University Librarian in her remarks celebrated the visionary leadership of the late Emeritus Professor Emmanuel Quaye Archampong. She was excited about the befitting status of the library. “I am glad to say that our dream of transforming the library to what you see today has been accomplished”, she noted. She further indicated that libraries these days emphasize access more than holdings. She mentioned that the library is a monument to the memory of the indelible contribution of Emeritus Prof Emmanuel Quaye Archampong, to academia and humanity in general. She acknowledged the good works of her predecessors, the library staff, the College Administration led by the former Provost Prof Ayeh-Kumi, the Fund-raising team, and sponsors who helped to make this dream a reality.

2nd from left, Mrs. Catherine Archampong with other family members

Addressing the audience, the immediate past Provost, Reverend Professor Patrick Ferdinand Ayeh-Kumi who was also the Chairman for the occasion, expressed his sincere condolences to the family of the late Emeritus Professor Emmanuel Quaye Archampong. He mentioned that the College Library had contributed significantly to the training of many professionals in different fields of science, and that Emmanuel Quaye Archampong Library will serve as one of the important infrastructure to actualize the mission of the University by creating an enabling environment that makes the University increasingly relevant to national and global development through cutting-edge research, teaching, learning and service provision. He showed appreciation to the collective efforts of the College Management, both past and present, chair and members of the CHS Fundraising Committee and Library Refurbishment Committee and the Benevolent sponsors of the project for their immeasurable support and commitment. He further extended his gratitude to former Provost and former Vice-Chancellor, Professor Clifford Nii Boi Tagoe and his team for putting up the history book of the College. He urged all and sundry to get copies of the book when launched to be able to learn some useful lessons for the advancement of higher education in our country. He further advised management and staff to maintain and make good use of the library facility to serve its purpose.


Immediate past Provost, Reverend Professor Patrick Ferdinand Ayeh-Kumi unveiling the portrait of late Emeritus Professor Emmanuel Quaye Archampong

The ceremony saw the presence of many people including past and present Provosts, Deputy Provosts Deans/Directors, faculty, sponsors, family of the late Emeritus Professor Emmanuel Quaye Archampong, staff, and students. There was recognition of sponsors and members of the fundraising committee at the ceremony followed by a tour of the Library.