Mayhew Family Builds Science Laboratory for University Primary School

Dr. Susannah Mayhew, the daughter of the first Director of the Directorate of Physical Development and Estate Section (DPDEM), late Mr. Alan Mayhew, has visited the University Primary School.

Dr. Mayhew who was at the School to inspect a Science Laboratory project sponsored by her father was accompanied by her husband, Mr. Michael Hammer and their children Annelie and Nicholas.

Receiving them, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Joseph Ghartey Ampiah, said the University was grateful to the family for their interest in the development of the University Primary School. “We are happy that after so many years of your father’s services to the University, you still have a connection with us,” he noted.

Prof. Ampiah said the children would grow up having fond memories of their grandfather’s contribution to the Primary School in particular and the University in general.  He was hopeful that the collaboration between UCC and the Mayhew family would be enhanced to immortalize the good works of Mr. Mayhew.

On her part, Dr. Mayhew said she was very young when her father was working in the University in the 1960’s. She said her father designed the buildings for the Kindergarten and after leaving the services of the University, he still had strong connections with the Primary and Kindergarten until his demise. She said, her late father devoted some amount of money for the construction of the Science Laboratory.

Dr. Mayhew thanked the University Primary for honouring her father by naming a walkway after him and also putting up the laboratory in honour of him. She gave the assurance that the family would still continue to have close connection with the School.

The family later interacted with teachers of the Primary School and Kindergarten.

Present were the Registrar, Mr. Kofi Nyan; Director of Legal Consular and General Services, Mr. Moses Abnory; Ag. Director of Public Affairs, Major Kofi Baah-Bentum (Rtd); Director of DPDEM, Mr. Philip Ntim and Headteacher of Primary School Mrs. Georgina Aglobitse