Discussions have gone on to introduce Health-related courses such as Nursing, Midwifery, and Medilab at the Obuasi campus of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), VC has said.
The first female Vice-Chancellor of KNUST speaking to the management of the Obuasi Municipal Assembly on Thursday, August 20, 2020, said: “Currently, the Dean of the Obuasi campus is working with the Dean of Medicine and Dentistry, Knust and Hospitals in Obuasi for space for experiential training for students when the courses come on board”.
Professor Mrs Rita Akosua Dickson noted that the management of the University is relentlessly pursuing expansion of programs in their Obuasi campus which currently has a student population of 343.
“With the graduates of the Free Senior High School expected to increase student intake at the Country’s Universities, the Vice-Chancellor said “We are moulding the gold not on the ground but in the minds and brains of the children in the country”.
The Vice-Chancellor expressed gratitude to the Municipal Chief Executive for Obuasi, Hon Elijah Adansi-Bonah for playing a lead role to ensure that the Knust-Obuasi campus sees the light of day.
She advised the two parties (KNUST and OMA) to work collaboratively to strengthen their existing relationship which is needed to train skilful and quality graduates for Ghana.
The Municipal Chief Executive for Obuasi Honorable Elijah Adansi-Bonah congratulated the Vice-Chancellor on her appointment and for making history. He said KNUST and the Obuasi Municipal Assembly have an unending relationship in the field of education.
He called on the two parties to be mindful of the task ahead and work assiduously to achieve the ultimate goal of producing quality graduates for the country.