The academic life of the physically challenged students at the University of Ghana Business School (UGBS) was given a major boost when SICLife Commissioned an elevator donated to the school. In his welcoming address on behalf of the Dean, Prof. Richard Boateng, the HOD of the department of Operations and Management Information Systems (OMIS) observed that the elevator has been dysfunctional since 2005. This situation made it difficult for physically challenged students to access some lecture theatres. Prof. Boateng thus expressed profound gratitude to SICLife for this donation and was hopeful that the elevator will go a long way to help enhance the learning experience of physically challenged students on campus.
In his remarks during the commissioning, the Provost of the College of Humanities, Prof. S. Agyei-Mensah, noted that if we make available conducive environment to the physically challenged in our society they would realise their full potential, hence the importance of this immense gesture by SICLife. He thus commended the School Management for their resourcefulness in soliciting for funding and the benevolent sponsor, SICLife. According to Prof. Agyei-Mensah, the facility makes the school comply with international standards as it works towards becoming a world class University.
Provost, College of Humanities, Prof. S. Agyei-Mensah delivering his address.
In her turn, Dr. Awo Asiedu, the Coordinator of the Office of Students with Special Needs expressed her joy on the donation of the elevator which she described as being in the spirit of progress in the interest of special students. She advised that the school should do its best to maintain the facility.
The head of Marketing SICLife, Mr. Albert Bahun-Wilson, who spoke on behalf of the CEO of the company, said improvement of education at all levels, is the bedrock of a developing country. “To SICLife, education is a major priority, therefore, the company is proud to have assisted in the project”, he noted. Mr. Albert Bahun-Wilson told the gathering that most of their human resources are products of UGBS hence the urgent need to assist in this direction. He was hopeful that the relationship between the school and the company will bring long lasting relief just like the company’s tag line ‘absolute peace of mind’.
Mr.Albert Bahun-Wilson (Head, Marketing SICLife) addressing the gathering at the event.
The event which was held on 2nd February 2016 was graced by Staff of SICLife, dignitaries from the University community, students, faculty and members of staff of UGBS.
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