Faculty of Applied Sciences

 

Dr. Eudora Hagan - Dean

 

OVERVIEW

The Faculty of Applied Sciences was established in 1993 when the University was upgraded to tertiary status under the Ghana Educational Reforms Programme. The Faculty operates with five (5) Departments, namely: Hospitality Management, Mathematics, Statistics and Actuarial Science, Computer Science, Industrial and Health Science and Tourism Management.

 

VISION

To promote continual training for the teaching and support staff in the Applied Sciences through lectures, symposia, workshops and conferences

 

MISSION

To fulfill the general purpose of Applied Science through the pursuit of excellence in teaching, service, research, ethical and moral training

To provide basic Hospitality, ICT, Science and Statistical training in the sciences to students through lectures, practical demonstrations, tutorials, seminars and industrial attachment programmes

 

OBJECTIVE

To ensure that all students of the Faculty of Applied Sciences are given quality formal education and training through effective and efficient resource management that will facilitate the making of education delivery relevant to the manpower needs of the nation.

 

 PROGRAMMES OFFERED

The following are the various programmes that the departments of the Faculty offer:

  • The Mathematics, Statistics and Actuarial Science Department offers Higher National Diploma (HND) in Statistics and the Access Course into HND programmes;
  • The Hospitality Management Department offers HND Hospitality Management (HM), Bachelor of Technology (B-TECH) in Hospitality Management and Advance Cookery (a non-tertiary programme);
  • The ICT Department offers HND in Information and Communication Technology and Diploma in Information Technology;
  • The Industrial and Health Science Department offers HND in Laboratory Science, Diploma in Science Laboratory Technology and Certificate in Science Laboratory Technician (Part 1) programmes; and
  • The Tourism Management Department offers HND Tourism, Bachelor of Technology in Tourism and Diploma in Tourism.

 

STAFF

The Faculty has ninety-four (94) staff members – seventy-seven (77) are full-time lecturers and seventeen (17) are administrative staff.

DEPARTMENT

TEACHING

NON-TEACHING

TOTAL

Dean’s Office

1

1

2

Hospitality Management

26

2

33

Mathematics, Statistics and Actuarial Science

23

2

25

Information Communication Technology

14

1

15

Industrial and Health Science

4

1

6

Tourism Management

11

2

13

Total

77

17

94

 

Dean’s Office

NAME

QUALIFICATION(S)

RANK

Eudora Hagan

PhD (Tourism Mgt), M. Phil (Tourism), BA (Social Sci.) Dip. Ed. Executive Cert. (STM)

Dean

Richard Affum Bannerman

MA (Gender, Culture and Development) University of Sunderland, BA (Political Science)

Senior Assistant Registrar

 

ACTIVITIES OF THE FACULTY

The following are the activities that the Faculty undertook in the year under review:

  • The staff of the Statistics Department have, and still continue to serve as examiners to the West African Examinations Council; and
  • The Faculty has been offering consultancy services and computer literacy training to the university community and the public. Some of the beneficiaries include students from other institutions. The service is available during the Univerity’s holidays.

 

FUTURE PLANS

The Faculty has plans to run HND programmes in:

1)    Chemical Process Technology (CBT);

2)    Dispensing Technology;

3)    Food Science and Technology;

4)    Computer Science; as well as

5)    Bachelor of Technology Programme in Statistics.