The 2022/2023 batch of Sandwich students were matriculated on Saturday, May 27, 2023 into two Schools of UHAS. The 630 students comprise 543 students from the School of Nursing and Midwifery and 87 from the School of Allied Health Sciences.
Mr. Michael Aidoo from the School of Allied Health Sciences, who read a speech on behalf of his colleague freshmen, said this ceremony is the beginning of their journey as students in this prestigious university. He appreciated members of faculty and members of staff for their dedication to nurture their intellectual growth. On behalf of his colleagues, he stated that would make the most of the opportunity and the knowledge that lies ahead. He advised his colleagues to embrace the challenges that their studies will come with and triumph over them, “knowing that we have the power to make a difference.” He also asked them to approach their studies “with open minds, ready to explore new subjects, challenge conventional wisdom and engage in thoughtful discourse.”
Vice Chancellor Professor Lydia Aziato expressed appreciation to the cohort for choosing UHAS as their preferred school for tertiary education, saying, “This is an opportunity of a lifetime, and so I urge you to embrace it wholeheartedly to achieve your goals.” She advised the students to achieve excellence by developing critical thinking skills and maintaining the right balance between their academic and social life. She mentioned that the university can boast of competent and experienced faculty, administrators and other professionals to provide the training required and to ensure that they become very skilled and knowledgeable health professionals in future.
Professor Aziato ended her speech by advising the students to establish meaningful relationships which would be lifelong and beneficial, and also build mentorship links to discuss their career options in order to better manage their lives.
The Matriculation ceremony was attended by the Pro-Vice Chancellor, the Registrar, Deans and Directors, and other members of Convocation.