National Service Send-Off And Get-Together- School Of Agriculture

The School of Agriculture on Wednesday, August 31, 2022 held its National Service Personnel (NSP) Send-off and Get-together at the Skills Square, Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness (DAEA). The programme, which coincided with the Agribusiness Demo Day and Cookout, was sponsored by the IFEA-Eco and BRADETA Projects, in collaboration with the constituent Departments of the School and the Central Administration of the College of Basic and Applied Sciences. 

In her declaration of purpose and welcome address, the Dean of the School of Agriculture, Professor Irene S. Egyir emphasized that the event aimed to present knowledge sharing, networking, socializing and learning opportunities for the NSPs, in light of the recognition of their dedication to service and commitment to their National Service responsibilities over the one-year period. She further admonished the outgoing Personnel to endeavour to adopt the design thinking approach to design, prototype and commercialize goods and services.


Speaking at the event, the College Secretary, Mr. Worlanyo Newton Torvinyo reminded the Personnel of the core values of the University (including Integrity, Commitment, Loyalty and Respect) which had in one way or the other, guided their work over the period and encouraged them to adopt same as they leave to find jobs. 
In his remarks, the Director of the Institute of Applied Science and Technology, Prof. David Dodoo-Arhin tasked the Personnel to rather focus on how they could make or bring out something new and not to think about who their employer would be.

The Heads of Departments and their Representatives took turns to express their appreciation for their dedication to all departmental activities and urged them to apply the knowledge and experiences gained in preparation towards their future roles in academia, industry, entrepreneurship and other businesses.
Some Departments presented certificates and gift items to their Personnel. Some Personnel took turns to express their appreciation for what has been achieved through the direction of Management, Faculty and Staff over the service period.

The programme continued with a demonstration on value addition and business ideas by Mrs. Mabel Quashie, Representative from Nkulenu Foods and Mr. Emmanuel Buabeng, a Level 300 student-entrepreneur. There were also a cook-out by the Personnel, followed by lunch and socializing of personnel, students, faculty and staff present.