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UCC’s School of Allied Health Sciences Holds Maiden Dean’s Awards Ceremony

The School of Allied Health Sciences under the College of Health and Allied Sciences has held its first Dean’s Awards Ceremony to honour brilliant students.

The Chairman of the programme, Dean, School of Allied Health Sciences, Prof. Moses Jojo Eghan, said the ceremony was organised to honour deserving students from the various departments in the School.
Twenty-three (23) cash prices were presented as departmental awards and ten (10) plaques with cash prizes were also presented as to the awardees.

One of the awardees

Advice by the Dean, School of Nursing and Midwifery

The Dean, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Dr. Mrs. Dorcas Obiri-Yeboah, advised students to be serious with their studies and avoid engaging in unproductive activities because their books were supposed to be their ultimate friends to guide them to achieve academic excellence. . She commended the awardees for their efforts and encouraged the others to emulate their examples.

Address by Dean of the School of Allied Health Sciences

Prof. Eghan remarked that the Dean’s Award Ceremony has come to stay, and therefore, every student including the awardees should strive to be recognised during the ceremony. He congratulated the awardees and commended the Heads of Department, Lecturers and supporting staff for making the ceremony a memorable occasion.

Prof. Eghan, assured the students that the School was taking steps to address their concerns. On infrastructure, he said that though the entire University did not have enough lecture halls, the School would continue to persuade Management of the University to secure spaces for the students, especially permanent laboratory. He also charged all the Heads of Department to submit their requisitions for teaching and learning resources to the office of the Dean for urgent redress.

Consultative Meeting

As part of the ceremony, a Consultative Meeting was held for students to interact with members of faculty. Students expressed concerns about faulty electrical gadgets in lecture rooms; acquisition of souvenirs; unavailability of permanent lecture rooms among others.