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16.10.2008 Education

Central College cleans Prampram Health Centre…As part of celebrations to mark 10th Anniversary

By Richard Attenkah, Tema - Ghanaian Chronicle

Over 100 students of the Miotso campus of the Central University College (CUC), last Saturday embarked on a clean-up exercise to rid the Prampram Health Centre of filth.

The exercise, which formed part of activities lined up to mark the University's 10th Anniversary, saw the students cleaning gutters, rooms, windows and the frontage of the Prampram Health Centre, to enable the sick, who throng the facility for medical treatment, to breath fresh air.

The theme for the 10th Anniversary of the CUC is “10 Years of Training Transformational Leaders.”

A similar programme was held by students of the College, at the Mateheko campus of the College.

The exercise, which was done in collaboration with ZoomLion, a waste management company, according to the Organiser of the event, Rev. Charles Nsiah, who is also the Assistant Chaplin of the Miotso campus of the University College, said they felt that it was their social responsibility to help the community they now call their home.

Speaking in an interview with the Tema File, Rev. Nsiah disclosed that “We decided to clean up the Prampram Health facility, because it is more or less the only public health centre around us, apart from the one at Ningo.”

According to him, it was the hope of the CUC to train people to acquire faith, excellence and integrity for the next generation.

The University College also donated two bags of rice, one bag of sugar, two gallons of cooking oil, toilet rolls, crates of soft drinks, and some tubers of yam, estimated at a cost of GH¢700, to the Hearts of the Father Outreach, which is referred to as the Home of Refuge for Children, at Old Ningo.

The Amasha Optical Service, based in Accra on the Spintex road, also made themselves available to provide free eye screening and free eye glass frames for the students, natives and residents of the Miotso community, where the College is located.

The Chairman of the Anniversary Implementation Planning Committee, Prof. Joseph Gogo, on his part told the Tema File that a number of programmes had been lined up for the celebration of the 10th Anniversary of the College.

He said the programmes lined-up for the anniversary include a health walk through the principal streets of Accra, Anniversary lectures, expected to commence from Monday October 13, 7th Graduation Ceremony at the Miotso campus on November 1, and a thanksgiving service and awards ceremony for staff of the University College.