Ensign College of Public Health ready to take off
The Ensign University College, a state-of-the-art edifice, would in September this year take off at Kpong in the Lower Manya Krobo Municipality of the Eastern Region.
Equip with modern facilities the college will train professionals in various fields in Public Health.
Starting off with post graduate courses in Environmental/Occupational Health, Health Policy, Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Behavioural Science & Health Management, the college is expected to open with two hundred (200) students.
The new facility which is designed with the environment and the physically challenged in mind, comes with a biogas system with four (4) cubic meter digesters and treatment centers to manage and turn all degradable waste into biogas to power gadgets in the school.
The two storey flagship administration block with built-in lecture halls is also being fitted with an elevator while the compound is being landscaped to enhance access to persons with disabilities.
At the time of the visit by this reporter, all the major buildings including students’ dormitory, apartments for faculties and staff, infirmary, conference/ICT centers, an apartment for the dean, cafeteria were all in their advanced stages of construction awaiting final touches and furnishing to pave way for admission which is expected to start in August.
An additional 50 capacity hostel is also at the foundation stage with plans far advanced to commence the construction of recreational centers including swimming pool, tennis, volleyball and baseball courts with paved driveways and car parks.
Touring the construction site last Thursday together with other members of the Board of Trustees, Professor Agyemang Badu Akosa, a Pathology Professor at the University of Ghana Medical School and a former Director General of the Ghana Health Service said “It is a standard facility conducive for effective academic exercise. Everything here is pleasing to the eye,” he said.
“It has a strategic location outside of the city with a good ambiance provided by the Volta River, the mountains and the vast area of greenery”.