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Dr Joseph Darko Delivering his Talk
Dr Joseph Darko Delivering his Talk

The 4th UMaT Day of Relaxation for members of the University community has been held. The day was set aside as part of efforts by the University management to bring members together to fraternise, socialise and to relax from the year’s exhausting activities and hard work. The featuring live band was the Real SBS Band of Tarkwa who put up a display of quality music for members to dance and make merry.

This year’s event was preceded with a health talk on the topic “Communicable Diseases; the Risk Factors” which was excellently delivered by Dr Joseph Darko, the Principal Medical Officer at the Apinto Government Hospital, Tarkwa. Dr Darko dealt excessively with the topic to the admiration of members of the University Community who were present. He stressed on the importance of exercising and eating more foods with low glycemic index values.  Dr Darko encouraged all members to take their health issues seriously and also to visit the health facility regularly to know their health status and take their drugs more regularly to keep fit.  The Principal Physician Assistant and Head of the UMaT Clinic also gave a comprehensive report of the health screening that was carried out by the University Clinic in February this year. As part of the programme, some members of the University Community had a fitness session on Saturday, 27th April, 2019 dubbed “more stretching and less stressing”.

Some Staff Playing Ludo
Some Staff Playing Ludo

The relaxation day was immediately followed with indoor games which were competed for by the 4 staff Unions, SRC and GRASAG. The games included Draught, Ludo, Oware, Thread and Needle, Bite the Apple, Chess, Playing Cards, Table Tennis, Snooker, Scrabble, and Musical Chairs. At the end of the show, UTAG won the competition with 24 points and took home the trophy that was at stake. They were closely followed by SRC with 23 points. Both GRASAG and FUSSAG had 15 points each, whilst GAUA had 11 points and TEWU had 9 points. Some staff who were adjudged best workers in their various Departments and Units by their Heads, were recognised and presented with citations and a piece of UMaT cloth each.

Dr Eric Wia UTAG Rep Receiving the Overall Trophy from Prof Bernard Kumi BoatengDean of Students
Dr Eric Wia UTAG Rep Receiving the Overall Trophy from Prof Bernard Kumi BoatengDean of Students

Source: Paul Y. A. Yeboah, Head, University Relations Office