A total of 835 students were matriculated out of the 5,355 applications the university received this academic year.
Professor John Gyapong, Vice Chancellor of the UHAS, said the university was dedicated solely to training health professionals to enable them tackle the diverse health issues confronting the country, and devoted to research and community service which formed a fundamental component of its programmes.
He said the university runs a trimester system where students in their third trimester of study were assigned to health facilities across all the 25 districts in the region for eight weeks to acquire the necessary competencies and practical skills in their various fields of expertise.
“In just four years, the university has made significant progress and one can envision the heights this institution would reach in the years ahead,” Prof. Gyapong said.
He indicated that UHAS was constructing a 1,200 capacity multipurpose auditorium with funding from the Bank of Ghana and the Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETFund).
Prof. Gyapong urged the students to strive to achieve excellence by developing critical thinking skills and have the right balance between academic work and social life.
From Kafui Gati, Ho