Professor Nana Aba Appiah Amfo, the Vice Chancellor of the University of Ghana (UG), has called on the institution's alumni to contribute to initiatives aimed at improving effective teaching and learning at their Alma Mater.
Speaking during a health walk organized by the UG Alumni and supported by chartered accountancy firm Makers and Partners, Professor Amfo highlighted the importance of alumni support.
The 10-kilometre health walk took participants through the principal streets of the University and aimed to promote fitness, socialization, and brainstorming on ways to enhance the University's objectives.
Professor Amfo emphasized the creation of a sense of ownership among students, faculty, staff, and alumni as a strategic objective during her tenure as Vice-Chancellor.
Last year, the University launched the ‘UG Student Experience' initiative, which involves modernizing classrooms, providing laptops to needy students, and establishing Wi-Fi-enabled “hotspot comfort zones” for relaxation and study.
As part of the University's 75th Anniversary Legacy Projects, plans include the creation of a ‘Students Experience Centre' to consolidate student services.
Madam Doris Ansah, Chairperson of the UG Alumni Association, stressed the pivotal role of alumni support in the growth of universities. She encouraged stakeholders to contribute to infrastructure development to enhance student comfort and learning environments.
The Alumni Association has previously undertaken projects such as refurbishing reading rooms and providing health-related facilities.
Mr Alfred Aryee, a partner at Makers and Partners, highlighted the significance of health consciousness among workers.
He emphasized that professional networking and relationship-building opportunities were essential, with the event serving as a platform for partnership and promoting various services offered by Makers and Partners.