Accra, Nov. 6, GNA – Management of College of Health Science, University of Ghana on Tuesday named a building in hounour of the late Professor Charles Odamtten Easmon, the first Dean of the University of Ghana Medical School in Accra.
The Conference Hall within the building was also named after Dr. Charles Mensa, a man who promoted postgraduate training in the College by assisting to raise funds to provide scholarship for students.
Professor Aaron Lawson, Provost of the College, said the decision was part of recommendations of a committee set up to identify and recognize personalities who have contributed to the establishment and development of the College and the Medical school.
He said the College believed in the adage that a “nation that does not honour its heroes is not worth dying for” noting that this would go a long way to empower many Ghanaians to feel comfortable about sacrificing for the nation.
Prof Lawson commended the current deans and directors of the College and the Medical School for their dedication, which had propelled the institutions to their present heights.
He announced that the University of Ghana teaching hospital project would commence with a ground breaking on November 24.
“Other college project in the pipeline include building for school of biomedical science, school of medicine, pharmacy, Allied Health Science as a College Central Administration,” he added.
He called on Ghanaians to strive for excellence wherever they found themselves to ensure that policies were put in place for future generation to benefit from.
Professor Ernest Aryeetey, Vice Chancellor of the University, lauded the contributions of the two personalities to improve medical education in the country.
He said the commencement of the University teaching hospital would provide students with cutting edge technology to practice to augment what lecturers would provide them.
Mrs Genevieve Easmon, wife of the Late Professor Easmon, thanked the management of the University for the honour done her late husband.