The College of Health Sciences has launched a five-year Strategic Plan (2019-2024) and Health Sciences Investigations (HIS) Journal at the R.S. Amegashie Auditorium, University of Ghana. Welcoming the audience to the launch, the Provost of the College, Reverend Professor Patrick F. Ayeh-Kumi said the occasion was a very special one in the history of the College because two very important documents that would guide decisions and actions towards institutional excellence were about to be launched. He indicated that the Strategic Plan had been crafted to withstand the expected changes in the higher educational landscape, to cater for the existing demands within the national health services and to effectively respond to global research priorities.
The Provost further noted that the launching of the Health Sciences Investigations Journal was fulfilment of a pledge he made before his appointment as the fifth Provost of the College to have a journal that would be rightfully recognised both locally and internally, and also provide opportunities for faculty, research fellows and students to publish their research works to help shape policy in the health sector. He concluded by asking all stakeholders to rally behind the College to ensure a successful execution of all College Strategic Plan and also the regular publication of journal.
The Vice- Chancellor, Professor Ebenezer Oduro Owusu in his remarks prior to launching the two documents was delighted at the steady progress the College had made over the years. “Indeed the College has lived up to its accolade as the premier College of the premier university” he said.
According to the Vice- Chancellor, the success of the College Strategic Plan (2019-2024) was crucial to the achievement of the University’s nine strategic priority areas. He therefore urged all stakeholders to “give off your very best towards the successful achievement of the nine priority areas in the University Plan.”
The Vice-Chancellor further said having a journal for the College of Health Sciences was laudable, since it would provide an outlet for faculty and students to publish their research works, especially those that stood out.
“My advice to the Editorial Team is that you should ensure high standards and fairness to all and sundry at all times. Faculty, research fellows and students are also encouraged to always consider publishing their materials in this journal . it is the only way the journal can grow to gain the acceptability we all want”. he added.
The College Strategic Plan (2019- 2024) has nine priority areas, 51 objectives and 62 key performance indicators (KPIs). The management principles that would drive the change are value based management, total quality management and performance management. It is the third strategic plan to be launched by the College since its inception in 1999.