The College of Health and Well-Being, Kintampo has received an unprecedented number of applications for admission to the 2013/2014 academic year, Dr Emmanuel Teye Adjase, Director of the College said at the weekend.
He said for the first time in the history of the College, about 10,000 applications have been received.
Dr Adjase announced this at a durbar organised by the Management and Staff of the College at Kintampo to celebrate the International Star for Leadership in Quality Gold Category Award, which they received on July 1 in Paris, France.
He said the College was established for the collective good of society because “it is the only institution that trains multiple cadres of health professionals who can be found in every part of the country”.
Dr Adjase urged the final year students to accept postings to their localities, especially the deprived and under-served communities in the country for the benefit of the people.
Mr Philibert Kankye, Deputy Director of Administration, said the award was won through hard work, determination and the perseverance of the dedicated Management and Staff of the College.
Pemampem Yaw Kagbrese V, Paramount Chief of Yeji and President of Brong-Ahafo Regional House of Chiefs, pledged the support of the Regional House of Chiefs towards efforts being made by the management to upgrade the College into a University.
Certificates of recognition jointly signed by Dr Adjase and Pemampem Kagbrese were presented to some personalities and individuals who have contributed in diverse ways to bring the institution to its present level.
The recipients included eight journalists working with the Ghana News Agency, Daily Graphic, Ghana Broadcasting Corporation, Daily Guide TV3, Ghanaian Times and TV Africa in the Region.
The College now has about 2,000 students.