As part of a packed schedule of introductory visits to key UHAS partners, stakeholders and benefactors, UHAS Vice Chancellor Professor Lydia Aziato, on September 19, paid courtesy calls on the Ghana Education Trust Fund, the India High Commission, and Jospong Group of Companies. She was accompanied by Registrar Ms. Yaa Amankwaa Opuni and Director of Public Affairs, Mrs. Maria Gwira.
At Getfund, the Administrator, Dr. Richard A. Boadu gave the UHAS delegation insights into the funding process for ongoing UHAS projects as well as future infrastructural needs of the university. The Fund provides financial support to institutions under the Ministry of Education, supplementary funding to the Scholarship Secretariat, and supports student loan grants for faculty training, among other things.
The team then paid a visit to the India High Commission, where they received a warm welcome from H.E. Sugandh Rajaram, High Commissioner of India to Ghana. He discussed with the VC and the UHAS team, next steps to progress plans for collaboration between the Government of India and the university’s Institute of Traditional and Alternative Medicine (UHAS-ITAM). Mr. Rajaram first visited UHAS in February 2021, at which time he discussed with UHAS Management, possible collaborations and knowledge-sharing in the areas of research, faculty development, technology transfer, and exchange programmes.
The final stop on this trip was a call on Jospong Group of Companies, where VC and the team met with Founder and Executive Chairman Dr. Joseph Siaw Agyepong and members of his top management team. Dr. Agyepong shared thoughts on business strategy with the team, and discussed possible collaborations in the areas of environmental health and sanitation issues pertaining to public health. Dr. Agyepong, a friend and benefactor of UHAS, was the Guest of Honour at the university’s Sixth John Evans Atta Mills leadership Lecture in April 2022, during which the University conferred a Doctor of Science degree on him for his excellent leadership and innovative business solutions, among other things. Dr. Agyepong also, on that occasion, announced the establishment of a one-hundred thousand dollar ($100,000) environmental and sanitation research fund at UHAS.