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Presbyters in Somanya Visit UESD

A five-member delegation from the Somanya Presby Ebenezer Congregation, led by the District Minister, Rev. Emmanuel Tettey, has called on the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Environment and Sustainable Development, (UESD), Prof. Eric Nyarko-Sampson. The team was received at the Vice-Chancellor’s office, accompanied by the Registrar, Mrs Mary Abena Agyepong.

Rev. Tettey explained that the visit was for members to acquaint themselves with the activities of UESD and to discuss procedures involved in establishing a campus chapter. He was optimistic that the presence of the university will lead to the development of the Yilo Krobo enclave and make life easier for the indigenes of the area and the country as a whole.

In response, Prof. Nyarko-Sampson commended members of the team for showing concern for the students’ religious well-being. He informed the delegation that the students presently worship as a single body due to limited infrastructure and their, but gave them his word that eventually, members of different religions will be able to join any group of their choice.

Professor Eric Nyarko-Sampson gave the visiting team a  rundown of events at UESD including the Community-Based Experiential Learning (CoBEL) programme where second-year students are sent to underprivileged areas in and around the Yilo Krobo District to identify issues there and come up with creative solutions.

He stated that two batches of students have been sent out so far, and the feedback has been positive.
The Vice-Chancellor also talked about UESD’s implementation of the Waste Segregation programme in some basic and second-cycle institutions in the Eastern Region to protect the environment. The initiative teaches pupils about responsible living and environmental protection in addition to health concerns.

The other members of the delegation were: Mr. A. A. Agor- A Catechist, Mrs. Justina Hukporti, Mrs. Helen Tetteh, and Mr. David Larweh.