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Hon. Kunsu wants Kintampo College of Health turned into university

The Member of Parliament for Kintampo North Constituency in the Brong Ahafo Region, Hon. Stephen Kunsu wants government to as a matter of urgency elevate the Kintampo College of Health and Wellbeing into a university status.

“Government should translate its intention of turning the college into a university into reality and this should be in consonance with its vision of becoming a world class health university that responds to the health needs of communities,” he said.

According to him, the institution has over the years proved beyond reasonable doubt that it has the capacity to provide the nation and the world at large with efficient health professionals adding that products of the schoo lPhysician assistants, community nutritionist, disease control officers, field technicians, medical laboratory technologists, registered dental surgery assistants, mental health and clinical psychiatry  are located everywhere in the country.

He said, with their meager internally generated fund, the health college has been able to acquire 3000 acres of land, provided more infrastructure, office accommodation, conference hall, guess houses, library, expansion of ICT facilities and psychosocial centre.

He included that the institution has also collaborated with external universities and organizations in order to achieve its mission which is to educate and train well motivated knowledgeable and skillful health professionals who are capable of providing quality services to all people in all sectors especially in remote and underserved communities.

Hon. Stephen Kunsu made the call when making a statement on the Floor of Parliament today to congratulate the Kintampo College of Health and Wellbeing for winning a Gold award bestowed on the school by Beton Magazine.

The award seeks to promote local, national and international leaders in recognition of their growth, innovation, technological development, leadership in quality and excellence.

The Legislator also called on government and benevolent organizations to intervene in solving some of the college’s problems including inadequate staff and hostel accommodation, inadequate classroom, lack of auditorium, inadequate institutional funding, inadequate transport and encroachment on the colleges land.

Godwin Allotey Akweiteh/GhanaMps.gov.gh

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