MountCrest University tours campus site

A delegation of lecturers and students from MountCrest University College (MUC) on Saturday toured the university’s main campus site at Larteh in the Eastern Region to ascertain the progress of work.

The delegation, led by Professor Joseph Atsu Aryee, Rector of the MUC, also  included Nana Ababio, Omanhene of Larteh and his elders.

The tour is also to enable the students to do some communal work.

Barely a month ago, Ms Helen Adjoa Ntoso, Eastern Regional Minister, cut the sod for commencement of work on the construction of the university’s main campus.

Addressing the media, Prof. Aryee said the university had three faculties; School of Medical and Health Science, Business School, and Law School, and would soon open the School of Environmental Studies.

He said the state of the art School of Medical and Health Sciences is expected to start operating by 2016.

Prof Aryee said the establishment of the medical school was justified given the shortage of medical and health science personnel in the country.

He said the university, in the nearby future, would build its own Teaching Hospital but “for now the students would be doing their clinical at the Koforidua Hospital and the Tetteh Quarshie Hospital at Mampong.”

Mr Ibrahim Mohammed Mutala, Deputy Information Minister and a Law Student at the University, assured the school of Government’s commitment to partner and support private educational institutions.

He said the Administration of President John Dramani Mahama was encouraging public private partnership as the engine of socio-economic growth for development.

Professor Emmanuel Archampong, Consulting Dean of the School of Medical and Health Science, said he was impressed with the commitment of the MUC adding, “10 years to come, the university would be a professional and academic institution that will partner government to bridge the doctor-patient ratio in the country.”

Dr Sammuel Akor, Dean of the School of Medical and Health Sciences, said the Medical School will train doctors, nurses, midwifes, laboratory technicians and later introduce Pharmacy.

He said per the World Health Organization criterion, Ghana needed about 12 medical and health science schools to meet its population of over 23 million adding that “we have only five currently.”

The MountCrest University College was founded by Mr Kwaku Ansa-Asare, Former Director of the Ghana Law School, to augment the government’s efforts at improving educational standards in the country.

The university is affiliated to the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and runs programmes in Medicine, Nursing, Midwifery, Psychiatric Nursing, Physician Assistance and Medical Laboratory.

Source: GNA

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