Graduation of the BSc. Medical Science students and 2018/2019 Matriculation of Medical School, Nursing & Midwifery freshmen/women
The Family Health University College, on the 22nd of November, 2018 successfully hosted the first graduation ceremony of the BSc Medical Science for the pioneer medical students who have successfully completed the first three years of their programme, and also the 2018/ 2019 matriculation ceremony for the newly admitted medical and nursing students. It was the first combined Graduation and Matriculation ceremony organized by the Institution since its inception.
The event saw the attendance of many personalities including the President and Founder of the Family Health University College, Prof. E.Y Kwawukume, the Minister for Health of the Republic of Ghana, Hon Kweku Agyemang-Manu, the Council Chairman of the Family Health University College, Gen. Dan Frimpong (Rtd), Rev. Father Andrew Campbell, Parish Priest of the Christ the King Church in Accra, the Chief Medical Director of the Family Health Hospital and Co-founder of the Family Health University College, Dr. Susu B. Kwawukume, Members of Council of the Family Health University College, representatives from the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre and the Ghana Armed Forces Command and Staff College, the Chief and other members of the Teshie Traditional Council, Faculty of the Family Health University College and parents and guardians of both graduands and matriculants.
The Registrar of the Institution, Mrs. Rita Kaine served as the host for the event which she officially commenced by welcoming all the guests. This was followed by the procession of matriculants, graduands, members of faculty and the special guests, after which Rev. Father Campbell gave the opening prayer.
Prof. E. Y. Kwawukume in his welcome address encouraged students to fully maximize their capabilities and performances while they pursue academic work at the Family Health University College. The Minister for Health in his address indicated government would support efforts by private individuals towards capacity-building and increase the number of health professionals and health infrastructural development in Ghana.
Special awards were presented in different categories to deserving students from the graduating class, and out of the twelve awards presented, Ms. Sharon Nana Yaa Gyasi- Dankyira won five and Mrs. Amanda Wumbei, picked up seven, making her the Valedictorian of the graduating class. In her valedictory speech, Amanda Wumbei, highlighted on the experiences of the graduating class so far and their hopes for the Clinical years.
The entertainment for the day included a cultural display by students of the Family Health Nursing and Midwifery Training School as well as a choreography displayed by students from the same school. An interlude by xylophonists also contributed largely to the beauty of the occasion.
The event was brought to a successful end with a closing prayer by Rev. Father Campbell and this was followed by a dissolution of the congregation by the Council Chairman.
The Family Health University College which boasts of having Ghana’s Premier Private Medical School looks forward to producing some of the best healthcare practitioners in Ghana and the world at large within the next few years.
Below are some pictures of the event: