Vice Chancellor of University of Health and Allied Sciences, Professor Lydia Aziato, inaugurated a twenty-member graduate studies board on February 27, 2023.
In order to meet national and international standards, the Vice Chancellor implored the board to be innovative in administering its mandate and have a clear vision that would benefit both graduate students and faculty, since the emphasis of graduate studies is research based. To enhance the efficiency of the board, she entreated the members not to operate in isolation but rather, operate in sub-committees’ basis and must have clear guidelines that meet academic approval.
She also advised the board to have collaborations through grants that would offer opportunities for the graduate students in their respective programmes. She commended and appealed to the members to serve in the interest of the University as members of the board of graduate studies and challenged them to be committed to the task.
The Registrar, Ms. Yaa Amankwaa Opuni highlighted the fundamental laws that govern the board. She said, the graduate studies board is key in the academic journey as it pertains to graduate studies. Hence, the members of the board should be guided by the University’s guidelines, recommendations and decisions in order to facilitate their work.
Schools currently offering graduate programmes are: School of Public Health, School of Basic and Biomedical Sciences, and School of Allied Health Sciences.