A tape cutting ceremony has been held to officially inaugurate the School of Nursing and Midwifery and the School of Allied Health Sciences under the auspices of the College of Health and Allied Sciences.
Tracing the background of the two schools, the Provost of the College of Health and Allied Sciences, Rev. (Prof.) Harold Amonoo-Kuofi explained that the establishment of the two schools formed part of the Collegiate System, which was adopted by the University of Cape Coast in 2014. He said the College of Health and Allied Sciences was created to run all health related programmes, hence the upgrading of the then Department of Nursing to a School status. He further indicated that the Department of Optometry and the Department of Medical Laboratory have also been put together to form the School of Allied Health Sciences.
Rev. (Prof.) Amonoo-Kuofi commended the Vice-Chancellor for playing an instrumental role in the realisation of the two schools. He also thanked Unibank and Urban Logistics for furnishing the offices of the two schools. He finally expressed gratitude to both teaching and administrative staff for cooperating with leadership of the College to bring the two schools into existence.
Inaugurating the two Schools, the Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cape Coast, Prof. John Nelson Buah expressed delight for the effort to establish the two schools. He paid glowing tribute to the leadership of the College for their effort and charged the founding Deans of the two new schools to work assiduously towards projecting the College of Health and Allied Sciences as the best among institutions that offer similar programmes in the country and beyond.
Prof. Buah pointed out that the School of Medical Sciences which started very small has now gained recognition beyond the boundaries of Ghana as far as the training of medical doctors was concerned. He singled out the significant contribution of the Provost of the College of Health and Allied Sciences, Rev. (Prof.) Harold Amonoo-Kuofi for the creation of the two new schools and called on the teaching and administrative staff to help to achieve the vision and mission of the college.
Currently the College of Health and Allied Sciences can boast of three schools namely; the School of Medical Sciences; School of Nursing and Midwifery and the School of Allied Health Sciences.