School Of Social Sciences Holds Maiden School Week

The School of social Sciences has held three separate activities to mark its maiden School Week under the theme: The Role of Social Science Students in Sustainable Transformation. The activities, which coincided with the School’s 5th International Conference were planned to engage students, alumni and faculty within the School with the view to promote collegiality in the School

The activities included a Health Screening Exercise, Alumni Talks, an Inter-Departmental Debate as well as Indoor and Outdoor Games.

The School Week began on the morning of April 1, 2019 with a Health Screening Exercise organized in conjunction with the University of Ghana Health Services. Medical staff from the Legon Hospital conducted checks of hypertension, weight gain and blood sugar levels of students and faculty who patronized the event.

Later the same day, the School held an Alumni Talk at the Great Hall as a platform for alumni of the School to share their life stories with students in the Social Sciences. The Resource Persons, Mr. Bernard Avle, Director of News at Citi FM and Mr. Felix Logah, Head of the Operations.

Livelihood Empowerment against Poverty (LEAP) Programme, used the occasion to instill in the students, the discipline of hardwork, time management, and sacrifice as well as integrity and honesty. They took turns to emphasize that these are core values required for every life endeavor including their academic life and their future career.


In brief remarks, the Dean of the School, Prof. Charity Akotia stressed the need for students to use every opportunity in the University as a learning experience that will build their capacity for the future. She stated that the School Week had been institutionalized as an annual event on the School calendar. She, therefore urged the students to come up with ideas as well as help publicize the next event. The Dean also expressed appreciation to the Chair and members of the Advocacy and Publicity Committee for successfully planning the School Week.

On Tuesday, April 2, an inter-departmental debate was held on the topic: “Double Track Education Policy in Ghana would compromise quality of education and development at the Kofi Drah Conference Hall.

Following a ballot held earlier, student leaders of the Departments of Geography and Resource Development, Social Work and Psychology debated in support of the topic while student leaders of the Departments of Economics, Political Science and Sociology debated against the topic.

Three faculty members, namely, Dr. Margaret Amankwah-Poku, Dr. Louis Boakye-Yiadom and Dr. Sylvia Gyan from the Departments of Psychology, Economics and Sociology, respectively were the judges for the debate

Speakers against the topic were declared the winners of the debate.

The School week celebration was climaxed with indoor and outdoor games on Saturday, April 6. The event, that saw a very low patronage by students, was organized in conjunction with the University Sports Directorate.


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