VC Commissions E-Classrooms and Ultra-Modern Staff Lounge at School of Nursing and Midwifery

Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Nana Aba Appiah Amfo, has commissioned E-Classrooms for MPhil Midwifery and MPhil Nursing students, along with a modernised Staff Lounge at the School of Nursing and Midwifery.

Sponsored by the MIDRED Project, the modernised facilities are fitted with smart podiums, interactive boards, monitors and public address systems, all designed to enhance efficient teaching and learning at the School.

Providing an overview of the MIDRED (Midwifery Research and Educational Development) project and the E-Classrooms, Prof. Florence Naab, Dean, School of Nursing and Midwifery, stated that the project has four main objectives which are; developing local teacher and research capacities in midwifery; identifying knowledge gaps in midwifery education and access in curriculum development for the training of midwifes; offering scholarships to PhD and Masters students in Midwifery as well as providing student and teacher exchange programmes within the partner countries.

She disclosed that since the inception of the project in 2021, scholarships have been awarded to 16 MPhil Midwifery students and two PhD Nursing students, adding that eight more scholarships will be awarded to MPhil Midwifery students soon.

She further mentioned that, while the lecture rooms as well as the conference room have been modernised through the MIDRED grant, the School of Nursing and Midwifery supported with furniture. She thanked the faculty members of the School for their invaluable assistance.

Prof. Julius Fobil, Provost, College of Health Sciences, in his remarks commended the Dean of the School for a good job, as it aligns with the Vice-Chancellor’s key strategic objectives and depicts unity in achieving a common goal. He urged faculty and students to utilise the resources efficiently to produce great results to the benefit of the entire University community.

Prof. Julius Fobil, Provost, College of Health Sciences

In commissioning the project, Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Nana Aba Appiah-Amfo, who chaired the ceremony, expressed her gratitude to the Management of the School of Nursing and Midwifery for the keen interest in ensuring the upgrade of existing infrastructure, particularly lecture rooms, to befit the status of the 21st century institution of higher learning. This she noted synchronises with her Key Strategic Objective 2, which is ‘developing technology driven and robust processes in research management, teaching and learning and all other institutional processes.’

Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Nana Aba Appiah-Amfo

Prof. Amfo commended the College of Health Sciences as well as the Dean of the School and staff for initiating processes to secure funding through the MIDRED grant.

She further thanked the Norwegian partners for the funding and noted that, ‘this project will enhance teaching and foster a more inclusive and diverse learning environment. I also look forward to other Deans and Directors taking ownership of the initiative, going through processes to modernise classrooms within their spaces and leveraging on existing networks and grant opportunities to improve the learning environment to give students better experiences.’

The IT Officer at the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Mr. Solomon Tetteh, gave a presentation on the use and maintenance of the equipment and asked School authorities to utilise the equipment with prudence for a better experience and to ensure its longevity.

There was also an exclusive tour of the facilities.

In attendance at the ceremony were Dr. Mrs Elizier Ameyaw-Buronyah, Director, Public Affairs Directorate; Mr. Peter Abalansah, Acting Director, PDMSD, Heads of Department and Faculty members of the School of Nursing and Midwifery