Work begins on UG medical school
President John Evans Atta Mills has cut sod for the construction of a medical school complex for the University of Ghana Medical School (UGMS) at Korle-Bu.
He explains that the new medical school complex project, which is sited on the premises of the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research, will include a teaching hospital, facilities for existing schools at the Korle-Bu campus and a new School of Biomedical Sciences.
President Mills disclosed this at Korle-Bu in Accra, at the sod cutting ceremony, assuring the university that government will ensure the successful completion of the project.
He pointed out that the project will expand training, increase specialized health services training and also provide the human resource for the University of Allied Science.
President Mills commended the University for getting the College of Health Science to be sited on the Legon campus, saying that the relocation of the UGMS will ensure efficiency in teaching and learning in the medical programme of the university.
Professor Ernest Aryeetey, the Vice Chancellor of the University, also thanked the government for the support and co-operation, whilst promising that the management of the university will deliver on its mandate by ensuring that the university churns out quality human resource to contribution in building a better Ghana.