Department of Social and Behavioural Sciences Honours Three Former HODs

The Department of Social and Behavioural Sciences at the School of Public Health has held an event to honour its former heads of Department. The former heads, Dr. Matilda Pappoe, Prof. Phillip Baba Adongo and Prof. Phyllis Dako-Gyeke, were acknowledged for their devoted service and contributions to the growth of the Department.

The event was graced by the Dean of the School of Public Health, Prof. Kwasi Torpey, and Prof. Emmanuel Asampong, the Head of the Department of Social and Behavioural Sciences, among others.
In his welcome remarks, the Dean, Prof. Kwasi Torpey, detailed the importance of recognising the hard work and commitment of the Department's distinguished former staff. He expressed his gratitude to the founding faculty of the Department for their efforts and dedication, which has brought the Department this far. He encouraged the current members of the Department to continue working towards the achievement of the vision and mission of the University.

Dean of the School of Public Health, Prof. Kwasi Torpey.

The Head of the Department, Prof. Emmanuel Asampong, shed light on the purpose of the gathering, stating that it was only fitting to honour the past Departmental heads. He announced the establishment of a three-member committee, chaired by Prof. Phyllis Dako-Gyeke, which would focus on documenting the history of the Department.

He noted that the said committee would oversee the creation of an award scheme to reward the hardworking staff and supervise the refurbishment of the Department's facilities, among other initiatives.

Head of the Department of Social and Behavioural Sciences, Prof. Emmanuel Asampong.

In his remarks, Dr. Franklin Glozah, a senior lecturer at the Department, provided a brief historical overview of the School of Public Health, highlighting the year of its establishment and throwing light on the process of decentralising the School’s academic activities to several departments. “These departments have been instrumental in offering programmes such as the bachelor’s degree in public health, master’s degree in Public Health, Ph.D. in Public Health, and more,” he stated.

Dr. Franklin Glozah

On behalf of the Department, Prof. Kwasi Torpey and Prof. Emmanuel Asampong, presented plaques to the distinguished former heads in recognition of their work and significant contributions to the Department. The awardees expressed their gratitude and appreciation for the honour bestowed on them.

Following the conclusion of the ceremony, the dignitaries and attendees were taken on a tour to explore the recently refurbished facilities at the Department.