27th Jan 2020

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) on Thursday 23rd January,2020 held its second edition of its New Year School. The event which was also designed to celebrate deserving faculty and staff as well as offer prayers of thanksgiving for the past year came off at the New Senate chamber of the Yankah Block on Miotso campus of the University.

The Dean of the Faculty, Professor Clara Korkor Fayorsey announced that this New Year School  had four (4) categories of awards which was a response to a promise she made last year to celebrate and encourage staff and faculty who have done well in the past year. She added that in the 2018/2019 year, the faculty had 7 of its faculty completing their Doctor of Philosophy Degrees (PhDs) out of which 4 of them had already been awarded their degrees.

Dr Derek Oppong

Dr. Joseph Ocran

Dr. Cornelius Azasu

The new PhD holders who were presented with a certificate of recognition by the Dean are Dr. Derek Oppong, Dr. Edmund Kwablah, Dr. Joseph Ocran and Dr. Cornelius Azasu. As part of the Dean's Awards, the department that most promoted the image of the faculty and the University  during the year in review was also awarded. The award which included a citation for the department and a token for each member of faculty went to the Department of Communication and Languages.Receiving the award on behalf of the department, the Head of department, Mr. Kofi Akpabli listed some of the initiatives the department had undertaken. These include the celebration of the African Day, the Industry Day, Poetry Under The Eagle as well as foreign intenship activities for students.

The faculty officer, Mrs. Grace Asiedu, Mr. Kofi Korley, Ms. Denise Duncan and Dr. Joseph Ocran were also recognized by the Dean for their hard work and dedication to the faculty.

The climax of the ceremony was the award of the faculty with the highest number of peer reviewed publications in 2019.


The award went to Dr. Anthony Amoah who had published six (6) peer reviewed journal articles during the period. 

His award included a citation presented by the Vice Chancellor, Professor Bill Buenar Puplampu, a laptop and a printer.

Rev. Dr. Moses Kumi Asamoah was also awarded for having published four (4) peer reviewed journal articles within 2018/2019 academic year. 

In his brief remarks, the Vice Chancellor commended the Dean of FASS for the initiative which so much resonates with him. He called on other deans to emmulate it and find ways to impliment it in their schools.He also applauded the faculty for submitting 51 works for the Central University Reader Series. He congratulated members of faculty for their commitment to scholarship and promised to sponsor an award in the next edition of the programme. He said the University will continue to provide the needed support to help faculty and staff fully and effectively discharge their duties. He used the words of Numbers 6:22-24 to bless all present at the event.

Members of the faculty led those present in times of praise and worship and prayers of gratitude to God. Prayers were also offered for the University community and the nation.

The Dean announced that the next edition of the programme will have aspects that focus on students.

The event was graced by Deans, Directors and  Senior Members,Staff some students from across the University. 

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