To facilitate the academic pursuits of students with disabilities, the Vice Chancellor of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, Professor (Mrs.) Rita Akosua Dickson has commissioned the newly constructed office complex at the Disability and Rehabilitation Studies Centre on Thursday, 2nd February 2023.
The Disability and Rehabilitation Studies Centre aims to provide a comfortable and accessible learning environment for staff and students with disabilities. The new office complex is equipped with the latest technology and resources, including five (5) offices, a boardroom, two (2) washrooms, and a kitchen, all designed with disability-friendly structures to accommodate its staff.
In his welcome address, the Provost of the College of Health Sciences, Professor Christian Agyare, expressed his excitement for the completion of the project to assist students with disabilities. He further applauded the team for their excellent teamwork in putting up the Facility in the shortest time frame.
The Vice-Chancellor in her remarks, expressed her gratitude to all staff for their hard work and sacrifice over the years and emphasised the importance of providing equal opportunities for all students, regardless of their abilities. She stated that the University is committed to creating a welcoming and inclusive campus for everyone and that the new facility will play a crucial role in achieving this goal. “As the leading science and technology University in Ghana, nobody is going to be left behind as far as our delivery of quality service is concerned,” she added.
Unveiling of the plague was preceded by a tour of the facility by the Vice-Chancellor and her team.
Also present at the ceremony were the Registrar of KNUST, Mr. Andrews Kwasi Boateng; Registrar of College of Health Sciences, Ms. Lucy Diawuo; Dean of School of Public Health, Professor Sam Newton; Dean of School of Medicine and Dentistry, Professor Daniel Ansong; Head of Disability and Rehabilitation Centre, Dr. Emmanuel Appiah-Brimpong and Pioneer of the Centre, Prof. Anthony Kwaku Edusei.