Roads in and around the main campus of the University of Health and Allied Sciences (UHAS) are facing significant challenges, impacting the daily commute for students and staff.
The lack of developed road networks and a stalled major bypass construction project has left the campus difficult to access, especially for smaller vehicles.
The bypass, crucial for connecting the campus to the Ho to Aflao Highway, has been obstructed by construction stones, causing inconvenience for many relying on small cars and passenger tricycles for transportation.
The situation was particularly evident during the eighth congregation of the University, where attendees faced difficulties navigating the poorly maintained roads.
Professor Lydia Aziato, Vice Chancellor of UHAS, highlighted the project delay in her report during the ceremony, expressing concerns about the impact on the university community.
Despite President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo inaugurating the project a few years ago, it remains incomplete, exacerbating transportation challenges for the campus.
In addition to the road issues, Professor Aziato called for the swift completion of the university's laboratory complex, which has been facing delays for close to a decade.
The graduation ceremony spread over two sessions, saw a total of 1,338 graduates, with the School of Public Health leading with 636 graduates.
The Vice Chancellor provided an overview of various infrastructural projects at different completion stages, noting that the second phase of development of the main campus is at 80% completion.
She also addressed concerns about criminal attacks on students in and around the underdeveloped campus, emphasizing the engagement of public support for the installation of streetlights and other security structures.
Despite the challenges, UHAS enrolled a total of 8,490 students for the 2022/2023 academic year, spanning undergraduate and postgraduate programs across its seven schools.