Published: 29 Jun 2017 Source: University Relations Office (URO)
Mr. Vincent Ankamah Lomotey (rght) presenting a Citation to Prof. Victoria Dzobgefia
Vincent Ankamah Lomotey, the Registrar of the College of Science of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), has called for appreciation and recognition for staff who spent their productive years working for the University. Mr. Lomotey made this statement at the first ever appreciation day organised by the Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology for retired staff. The event brought together retired and retiring staff, faculty and students of the Department.
Mr. Lomotey lamented that such people have made several contributions and inputs to the development of their institutions and are still valuable to the system but management does not reward them. It is therefore laudable that the Department of Biotechnology had seen it prudent to reward retiring staff.
He also called on government and university authorities to consider increasing the retiring age from sixty (60) to sixty five (65) especially for medically fit staff as many retirees are still healthy and strong and have a lot to offer the university considering their knowledge and experience.
The Head of Department, Dr. Hilary Dzakpaa, reiterated the importance of the event saying that most of the retirees had spent their entire life working for the Department and the University. The retired staff had trained and mentored so many students some of whom are currently members of faculty. The event was therefore to celebrate and to show gratitude to them.
Seated from left: Dr. Fareed K. N. Arthur, Mrs. Faustina O. Mensah, Prof. Victoria Dzobgefia, Dr. Kwabena Nsiah and Mr. Samuel Afreh
The retirees – Prof. Victoria Dzobgefia, Dr. Kwabena Nsiah, Dr. Fareed K. N. Arthur, Mrs. Faustina O. Mensah all lecturers and Mr. Samuel Afreh, a messenger – were presented citations.
On behalf of the retirees, Prof. Mrs. Victoria Dzogbefia thanked staff and students for remembering the contributions of retired members to the College. She encouraged both staff and students to work hard and to upgrade themselves in view of modern educational changes in order to remain relevant and be abreast of new knowledge. Mrs. Dzobefia advised all present to work not for money but to work for God and country.
Dr. Kwabena Nsiah joined the University in May, 1985. Dr. Fareed Arthur joined in April, 1984. Dr. Dzobefia was employed in December 1979 while Mrs. Faustina Oppong assumed duty in October 1987. Mr. Samuel Afreh joined the university in March, 1983.
The University Relations Office (URO) congratulates the retiring staff and say “Ayekoo” for their service to KNUST and Mother Ghana.