UHAS celebrates International Day

Education International Celebration
Education International Celebration

The University of Health and Allied Sciences (UHAS) has held its maiden International Day celebration to encourage multinational collaboration.

Held on the theme: International Community: A Catalyst for UHAS Growth, the UHAS International Day featured cultural themes from the various nationalities making up the University community.

Prof. John Owusu Gyapong, the Vice Chancellor of the University, said the promotion of international relations formed part of its core strategies towards an identity of diversity and inclusion.

He said the University sought to create a working environment of diverse people, promote tolerance and cross-cultural learning, noting that different personalities from different cultures and ideas would make the University a better place.

The Vice-Chancellor said the University encouraged gender equality in diverse facades and was working to make structures and facilities well adaptable to the physically challenged. 

He noted how international faculty contributed ‘“very significantly” to the growth of UHAS and recognised also the “great” contributions to academic quality, counting more than 20 international partnerships, as well as several successful faculty and student exchange programs in top countries around the world.

  The Vice-Chancellor, however, said student exchanges were low, and that the University had only four international students, the latter which he blamed on challenges with bank transfers affecting students from Nigeria.

UHAS has 25 international faculties from Cuba, Nigeria, Cameroon, and India at various Schools including Public Health, Pharmacy, and Medicine.

“The International Day will celebrate role of international community in the successes of UHAS and we will continue to cherish collaboration and work to see it grow,” Prof. Gyapong assured.

Mr Gambo Yusuf Hamza, the Deputy Nigerian High Commissioner, appealed to the Government to “look into the issue of resident permits” as millions of Nigerian students sought educational pastures in the country.

Dr. Archibald Yao Letsa, the Volta Regional Minister, said the Region supported the University’s quest to become a “universal city,” and promised to help conquer challenges to the stride, including issues with fees transfer for the international students.

The celebration made a colourful ambience of the newly renovated and christened Prof. Kofi Anyidoho Auditorium, with flags and costumes of the various nations working with the University.

Cultural displays captured the varieties, and a food bazaar at the end, also provided a taste of the various national staples.

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