Department of Biomedical Sciences Students Exhibit Ghanaian Products

The Department of Biomedical Sciences has organised an exhibition to showcase products and activities of the students. The exhibition attracted a large number of patrons, including students and staff of the University to the forecourt of the Sam Jonah Library, to see at first hand the products displayed by exhibitors, who are students from the Department. Some of the products displayed by the students were medicated hair shampoos, medicated soaps, herbal bitters, medicated body lotion, hair creams, anti-malaria and immune system syrups, among others. Patrons were conducted round the various stands and were taken through both procedure and packaging levels. In an interview, a student, Isaac Osei, who produced herbal bitters, urged Ghanaians to patronise traditional medicine, because most people across the world are turning to the use of herbs. Mr. Osei appealed to herbal medicine practitioners to adopt modern preservation methods for their products. The Dean of the School of Allied Health Sciences, Prof. Moses Jojo Eghan, in his remarks, expressed joy at the wonderful display of locally manufactured products by students. He said the exhibition would help students to hone their entrepreneurial skills in order to start their own jobs after school. A lecturer at the Department of Biomedical Sciences, Dr. Francis Armah, said the Department would put its research into practice and expressed the hope that it would help to empower the students to be productive to society. “Always we hear that the universities are not producing anything and so we have a lot of research on the shelves and now what we are doing is that we have decided not to put the research on the shelves again,” said Dr. Armah, whose students displayed products at the exhibition.