Professor Simon Nemutandani Pays Courtesy Call on the Provost of College of Health Sciences

From left Mr.  Atuah, Professor Adjei, Reverend Professor Ayeh-Kumi, Professor Numantandi, Mrs. Baiden and Professor Anno-Nyako

Professor Simon Nemutandani, Chairperson of the Association of Deans of Dental Schools in Southern Africa, CEO of Wits Oral Health Centre and Head of the School of Oral Health Sciences, South Africa, has paid a courtesy call on the Provost of the College of Health Sciences, Reverend Professor Patrick F. Ayeh-Kumi to discuss issues concerning the University of Ghana Dental School, College of Health Sciences.

The Provost, Reverend Professor Ayeh-Kumi in his welcome remarks indicated that he was grateful Professor Nemutandani visited the University of Ghana Dental School and the College of Health Sciences. He was optimistic of a fruitful collaboration with Professor Nemutandani to move the School and the entire College forward. He was appreciative of Professor Nemutandani’s effort to assist the College in accessing funds to complete the University of Ghana Dental School Building and other requisite equipment to make the School effective. Professor Ayeh-Kumi affirmed the College’s readiness to make the School more resourceful in order to be able to meet its mandate.

Professor Simon Nemutandani thanked the Provost for the warm reception. He mentioned that there had been discussions since his arrival in Ghana on the progress of the University of Ghana Dental School. He disclosed that Henry Schein, a manufacturer of dental materials was willing to assist Universities to make them more resourceful, and consequently assured the Provost of his support in that regard.

Professor Nemutandani extended an invitation to the Ag. Dean of the Dental School, Professor Ebenezer Anno-Nyako to a conference in South Africa which is expected to be an avenue to interact with prominent agencies to share ideas and seek support.

On issues of oral health, Professor Nemutandani indicated that issues of oral health needed to be addressed and taken seriously in our part of the world, stating that he was looking forward to building a strong relationship with the faculty of the College.

Present at the meeting were the Coordinator, Vice Chancellor's Strategic Teams, Professor Andrew Anthony Adjei, the Ag. Dean of the University of Ghana Dental School, Professor Ebenezer Anno-Nyako, the College Secretary, Mr. Michael Opare Atuah and the Ag. School Administrator, Mrs. Selie Ama Baiden.