The Managing Director of Airtel Ghana, Ms. Lucy Quist has led a team from the company to pay a working visit to the University of Cape Coast to discuss ways of deepening the collaboration between the two institutions.
Explaining the purpose of the visit, Ms. Quist said it was intended to interact with management of the University and also inspect some of the infrastructural facilities at the School of Medical Sciences (UCCSMS) that were funded by Airtel. She thanked UCC for giving Airtel the opportunity to demonstrate its commitment to education on a large scale. “None of the telecommunication companies in the country has committed $5 million to development of infrastructure in your University hence there is the need to strengthen this partnership and discuss further opportunities,” she said.
The Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Prof. George K. T. Oduro who welcomed the team expressed gratitude to Airtel for the massive support the company had offered the UCCSMS by funding the construction of the Clinical Teaching Centre and Diagnostic Centre. He noted that the company’s significant contribution laid a formidable foundation for the clinical component of the medical students. He appealed for more assistance to facilitate teaching and learning at the UCCSMS.
Present at the meeting were Provost, College of Health and Allied Sciences, Rev. (Prof.) Harold Amonoo-Kuofi; Registrar, Mr. Kofi Nyan; Vice-Dean, School of Physical Sciences, Prof. Joojo Eghan.
Others were Ag. Director, Academic Affairs, Mr. Jeff Onyame; Ag. Director, Public Affairs, Major Kofi Baah-Bentum (rtd.) and Faculty Officer, School of Medical Sciences, Mr. David Larbi.
The team later visited the Clinical Teaching Centre and Diagnostic Centre.