Accra, Sept. 21, GNA – Teshie Mantse, Gbetwoolor
Nii Ashitey Akomfra III, on behalf of his people has expressed gratitude to
Management and staff of Family Health Group, led by Professor Yao Kwakume and
Dr. Susu Bridget Kwawukume.
“We are grateful for your outstanding
contribution towards the progress and development of the community in the area
of health and education. We are proud to have you situated in our
community”, he stated.
Nii Ashitey II made this commendation when the
fourth batch of students of Ghana’s Premier Private Medical School of Family
Health University College, as part of their orientation paid a visit to him and
his elders at his Palace.
The delegation, which comprised Ambassador of
Family Health Group, Mrs. Reeta Auguste, the Registrar of Family Health
University College, Mrs. Rita Kaine and the Matron were ushered into the Palace
by the newly elected Beauty Queens of Teshie.
Earlier, the fresh students visited the Kofi
Annan Peacekeeping Training Centre to familiarise themselves with events there
and were warmly received by Major Akatey, Dr. Kwesi Anning, Director, Faculty
of Academic Affairs and Research and the Academic Director.
Addressing the students through a
spokesperson, Nii said education was the only major asset for parents to give
to their children to ward off poverty.
He disclosed that because of the passion he
had for education, he had arranged for a mobile library to serve the community
and thanked Management of Family Health Group for their annual health screening
and outreach programmes they have been organising for people in the Teshie
He expressed their joy for having in their
community, both the Premier private Medical School of the University College,
Family Health Medical Hospital, and Family Health Nursing and Midwifery School.
The Matron of Family Health Group, Mrs.
Frances Lomoko said their main obligation was to introduce the fresh students
to the Chief and the entire community saying, it was an annual ritual that
Family Health Medical School undertook.
Last year, Nii presented the “2017 AKORA
AWARD” to Family Health Hospital and gave the assurance to institute the
“BEST MEDICAL STUDENT AWARD”.
The vision of Family Health Medical School is
to be the prime centre for professional medical education and training in the
advancement of human health
Among the mission is to encourage distinction,
inclusiveness, diversity and innovation in the community and attract and
develop talented academic workforce; enrich their intellectual and
technological environment to nurture exceptionally creative research and
They would also create and maintain excellent
clinical programmes to provide outstanding care: and provide the highest
standards of ethnics, integrity and compassionate care.