Renowned physicians and Christian philanthropists, Dr. Lyle and Gayle Wadsworth from the United States of America have paid a working visit to the Accra and Kumasi campuses of the Wisconsin International University College, Ghana.
The two medical doctors who are making their third visit to Ghana where they have facilitated the provision of medical aid and access to portable drinking water to rural folks arrived in Ghana at the invitation of the Chancellor of the university Dr. Paul Kofi Fynn. On their latest visit Dr. Lyle and Gayle as part of their outreach activities used the opportunity to commission eight new mechanized boreholes in selected rural communities in the Ashanti region.
The two doctors as part of their tour of the two campuses also used the opportunity to interact with staff and students of the university to gain a better understanding of Wisconsin University’s unique model of practical learning approach. The tour took them to Wisconsin University’s state-of-the-art Nursing skills laboratory, the School of Communication Broadcasting and Music Studios, the Law Moot Court, the Computer laboratories, the newly commissioned neurodiagnostic centre, and the hostel facilities among others.
Dr. Lyle and Gayle at a meeting with principal officers, Deans, and Management of the university commended them for their hospitality and dedication towards making university education accessible to all while extolling the instructors for the depth of knowledge and skills in their respective fields.
President of Wisconsin International University College Ghana Prof. Obeng Mireku thanked the team for their visit and said the university always was open to institutions with noble missions such as the Rafiki Foundation. Prof. Mireku mentioned that the university’s mandate was to deliver higher education to the youth but financial issues posed a hindrance for potential students and appealed to the Foundation to come to the aid of such students which he believe fell in line with the foundation’s objective of imparting lives.
Dean of the School of Nursing and Midwifery Dr. Angela Acheampong in her remarks said there was a myriad of issues regarding health training in Ghana such as the high cost of dispatching student nurses and materials required for these clinical exercises. Dr. Acheampong mentioned one of the visions of the university was to build a teaching hospital and appealed to the foundation to assist in any way they can to ensure this vision materializes as the teaching hospital when built will create room for the training of students in other health-related professions as well as members of the university and its environs.
The two were hopeful the visit will be the first of many in the future as they hope to build greater working relations with Wisconsin International University College, Ghana through its social and philanthropical foundation called the DADA Foundation.