The GVMSA-KNUST chapter is to equip the students with additional knowledge and skills to appreciate the importance of the veterinary service to the total health of human beings.
During the inauguration ceremony, Dr. Raphael D. Folitse, Dean of School of Veterinary Medicine at KNUST noted that the veterinary service was a noble profession and future aspiring veterinarians must keep to the ethical standards of the profession.
He said the profession exists to serve and save humanity through careful and thorough study of animals so that diseases from their origin do not get to man which could be very deadly.
Dr. Folitse said the School of Veterinary Medicine had been in existence for six years now and very soon there would be graduation of the first veterinarians from the school.
He therefore urged all students of the school to help build a vibrant GVMSA-KNUST chapter which would have a great impact on the university and the country at large.
He also called for closer collaboration and partnership among the various students’ associations in the College of Health Sciences across the country to help improve the health condition in Ghana.
Dr. Albert Quansah Filson, the Ashanti Regional Director of Veterinary Service Department charged the students to promote the core values of the veterinary profession.
He reiterated the department’s commitment to support the newly association to grow and urged the students to study hard.
Newly elected executives of the association were sworn in during the ceremony. They are Obed Owusu Yeboah, President, Sallu Farid, Vice President, Benjamin Kissi Sasu, General Secretary and Christian Ofori Yeboah, Financial Secretary.
The rest are Osafo George Koranteng, Organising Secretary, Andrew Bremang, Exchange Officer and Patrick Cudjoe, Pre-Clinical Coordinator.
By Times Reporter