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Leeds Beckett graduates nine in Ghana


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Professor Francis Zotor

Ho, July15, GNA – The
Leeds Beckett University (LBU) of the United Kingdom has awarded Master of
Science (MSc) in Public Health Promotion to nine students at its maiden
congregation in Ghana at the University of Health and Allied Sciences (UHAS) in
Ho.

Professor Francis
Zotor, Director of International Programmes, UHAS said the course is aimed at
positioning graduates to “contribute towards e

Ho, July15, GNA – The
Leeds Beckett University (LBU) of the United Kingdom has awarded Master of
Science (MSc) in Public Health Promotion to nine students at its maiden
congregation in Ghana at the University of Health and Allied Sciences (UHAS) in
Ho.

Professor Francis
Zotor, Director of International Programmes, UHAS said the course is aimed at
positioning graduates to “contribute towards enhancing the quality of life of
the Ghanaian populace through the influence of health behaviour of
individuals”.

He said the maiden
congregation “epitomises the true power of academic collaboration between two
institutions” and asked the graduates to make good the knowledge they acquired
as it marked their entry into the next level as “game changers”.

Professor Sue Sherwin,
Dean of School of Health and Community Studies, LBU, expressed gratitude to
UHAS for hosting the course in Ghana and also to the graduates for ‘juggling’
academics and other commitments.

She said studying for
a Masters in Health Promotion required a commitment to making a difference in
the world of health promotion, and public health, and asked the graduates to
impact on the wellbeing of communities and individuals, and to make the world a
better place.

The course was
coordinated by Mrs Grace Kafui Annan, Head of Health Promotion Department,
Ghana Health Service (GHS) who in 1994 became the first Ghanaian to be awarded
the MSc by the University.

Speaking to the Ghana
News Agency on the sidelines, she said the social determinants of health were
not properly addressed in the country and said it was because health promotion
was a fairly new discipline.

Mrs Annan said a
Commonwealth scholarship was secured for 15 students and that LBU chose UHAS to
host the programme, and registered 18 students from various academic
backgrounds as pioneers.

Mr Jerry Fiave was
awarded the Dean’s Prize for Academic Excellence.

GNA


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