The UK team of scientists, on a Technical Cooperation Project have paid a courtesy call on the Ag. Dean of the School of Veterinary Medicine Dr. Hope Richard Otsyina to deliberate on the ways the school can collaborate with the UK Government department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to develop the capacity of both students and faculty. The grant seeks to strengthen animal systems in Ghana and Nigeria. The team was on a scoping mission to assess the institutional needs and support of the school.
The Ag. Dean established that the school of veterinary medicine was open to such healthy relationships. He pointed out that such collaborations would be beneficial to both parties and pave the way for more such meetings. He used the occasion to enumerate some pertinent issues that require collaboration and encouraged the team to assist the school in that regard.
ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION
In response to the issues mentioned by Dr. Otsyina, the team head indicated their willingness to assist in the areas of student and faculty exchange programmes, and the development of short courses, among others. The UK team seized the opportunity to meet with the executives of the GVMSA to have a discussion on their activities for the academic year.
MEETING WITH THE EXECUTIVES OF G.V.M.S.A
The meeting was successful, and it is expected that this collaboration will go a long way to facilitate the growth of the school.
Present at the meeting were: Dr. H.R. Otsyina, Ag. Dean; Dr. Richard Suu-Ire, Senior Lecturer; Dr. Sherry Johnson ,Senior Lecturer; Dr. Cornelia Appiah Kwarteng, Lecturer ;
Mrs. Susana Otu-Amoah Ofori , School Administrator; Mr. Samuel Doozie , President of Ghana Veterinary Medicine Students Association (GVMSA) , and other Executives of the GVMSA.