The Pro Vice-Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs (ASA) Prof. Gordon A. Awandare was called upon by the University of Ghana Medical School (UGMS) to chair the launch of their 60th Anniversary Celebration held at the Charles Easmon Examination Hall Korle Bu on March 2, 2022. Prof. Awandare in his speech expressed how proud the University of Ghana is about the achievements of University of Ghana Medical School over the years and having been a pacesetter for medical training in the West African Sub-region and a mentor to all the other medical schools in Ghana. University of Ghana Medical School has over the years, provided mentorship for the establishment of other major units in the University, including the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR), University of Ghana Dental School, School of Public Health, School of Biomedical and Allied Health Sciences, School of Nursing and School of Pharmacy.
- Prof. Awandare (left), Gifty Twum-Ampofo (middle) Deputy Minister of Education and Prof. Julius Fobil, Provost of College of Health Sciences
Prof. Awandare appealed to the government through the Deputy Minister of Education in charge of TVET, Honourable Gifty Twum Ampofo the need improves opportunities for more Ghanaians and Africans students to access high-quality medical training and the need for the school to modernise its teaching facilities. He also stressed on the Vice Chancellor’s vision to enhance teaching and learning experience for students through technology, the University will soon embark on several initiatives to modernise our classrooms and provide access to computers for all students and staff through the Vice Chancellor’s one-student one-laptop initiative.
- Prof. Awandare (middle) with other dignitaries after the event.
Prof. Awandare also confirmed that several teaching facilities on the Korle Bu campus, including the University of Ghana Medical School will be upgraded with modern pedagogical equipment. He also encourages all faculty, staff, students and alumni of University of Ghana Medical School and the University of Ghana at large, to participate in the anniversary activities, as much as possible.