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As part of the 50th anniversary celebration of the Psychology Department of the University of Ghana (UG), the faculty members has called on its corporate organisations to support the building of a new edifice for the department.
The call was made during a homecoming event organized by the department to commemorate the celebration.
According to the head of the department, Dr. Maxwell Asumeng, the idea is an innovative and ambitious one and is needed to enhance research and teaching at the department.
He said the vision and mission of the department is to transform it into a research base with excellent teaching aids, which can only br achieved through infrastructure development.
“Our vision and mission as a department remain resolute and focused as the idea of the new structure would transform the department,” he stated.
Dr Asumeng hinted that management has taken the initiative to review both the graduates and undergraduate courses.
He said the celebration is to ensure society benefits from the department in all manner of ways through engagement and other significant contributions.
Dr. Asumeng assured the gathering that the homecoming would form part of the celebration to ensure students benefit from practitioners as they engage them in all activities.
An alumni of the department and an HR practitioner, Francis Danyi, also expressed his appreciation to the faculty for organising such an important event to commemorate the 50th anniversary.
He noted the alumni would support the department in all aspects of infrastructure development.
“We would put our resources together to ensure enough contributions are made to complete the new structure.
“We will also help in the expansion of the department in academics or capacity building.”
Mr Danyi therefore called on all alumni to come support the building project and to contribute their quota in ensuring the success of the department during and after the celebration.
He again stressed that the alumni association would contribute massively to the development of a new curricular to ensure students achieve the best competence before graduating.
A faculty member of the department, Collins Badu Agyemang hinted that based on the lack of adequate infrastructure, lecturers are bound to pair in offices creating inconveniences.
Therefore, the faculty members and management of the psychology department are calling on benevolent organizations to support in all ways to enable them address the issue.
The event was attended by HR practitioners, politicians, students and faculty members.
Source: Eric Nii Sackey