University of Health and Allied Sciences to admit first batch of medical students


The University if Health and Allied Sciences (UHAS) in Ho, Volta Region, is admitting its first batch of medical students for the 2014/2015 academic year.

According to the Chairman of the governing Council of the University, Prof. Kofi Anyidoho, the first batch of medical students are expected to report on campus in three weeks.

Even though Prof Anyidoho was not able to immediately tell the numbers of medical students the University is admitting, he intimated that judging from the trend from older medical schools, the number is likely to be fifty and above but not more than seventy.

The university which is barely two years old, is expected hold its first graduation next year. Most of the students in their third year are post diploma students.

The Council Chairman, who was also the Chairman of the interim council of the University for the past two years, made this known at the inauguration of the Substantive Council for the University in Ho on Wednesday.

The new 13-member substantive Council has Professor Kofi Anyidoho of the University of Ghana as the Chairman, and some of the members are Mrs. Justice Agnes Dordzie of the Court of Appeal in Accra and Togbe Tepre Hodo IV, Professor Ernest Aryeetey also of the University of Ghana and Dr. Yaw Adu Gyamfi, CEO of Danadams Pharmaceuticals Industries.

The rest are Dr. Sodzi Sodzi-Tettey, Prof. Fred Binka, Paul Dzandu, Dziedorm Senanu-Kwawu, Emmanuel Adjei, Kwabena Sakyi, Dr. Francis Zotor and Daniel Sarfo.

Poor road network
Permanent site under construction.
Meanwhile, authorities at UHAS have deplored the lack of access road to the permanent site of the university at Sokode-Lokoe, where Chinese Contractors are putting up 11 structures to house the School of Basic and Bio-medical Sciences.

According to Prof. Kofi Anyidoho, the 3-kilometre stretch of road had been awarded to Yusuya Ghana Limited but nothing significant has been done on it.

Even though work is progressing at the site and the university authorities are expecting work to be completed by March next year; they are worried about the inaccessibility of the campus to students. 

Members of the University Council interacting with contractors at the site.

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