Representatives of the Board of Trustees for Academic Prizes Fund at the University of Ghana, paid a courtesy call on Professor Fred Torgbor Sai at his residence on Wednesday, 7th February, 2018. The visit was to update him on recent developments regarding the Prof. F.T. Sai Fund and interact with him.
The Registrar, Mrs. Mercy Haizel-Ashia, who led the delegation, expressed profound gratitude to Prof. Sai for his unwavering support to the University and particularly his donations to the Academic Prize Fund.
According to Mr. Collins Amofah, Accountant in charge of External Funds and a member of the Board of Trustees for the Academic Prizes Fund, donations have been deposited into high yielding investments to generate enough returns to make the fund sustainable.
Prof. Sai expressed his delight at the visit and commended the Board for having managed and sustained the Fund. He further suggested that the Board should follow up on the beneficiaries of the F.T. Sai Fund.
Prof. Sai giving some remarks during the visit
Professor Fred Torgbor Sai, one of Ghana’s renowned Physicians in Reproductive Health and a supporter of women’s rights has contributed to the development of a number of departments within the University of Ghana. He has also served as Professor of Preventive and Social medicine at the University of Ghana Medical School. His passion to support more women to read Basic and Applied Sciences at the University became evident after the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD), Cairo in 1994.
Having won the Prince Mahidol Award in Bangkok in 1995, for International Leadership and Advocacy of Gender Equity, Reproductive Health, Family Planning and Population, he donated US$ 20,000.00 of his prize money to the University of Ghana towards the establishment of a fund to encourage women to read courses in the under-represented fields of science. More than fifty students have benefited from this fund.
The delegation later presented copies of University of Ghana’s Research Reports and some souvenirs to Prof. and Mrs. Sai.
Mrs. Gladys Okyere-Boateng presenting some gift items to Prof. Sai
Mrs. Mercy Haizel-Ashia presenting a gift to Mrs. Sai
Other members of the delegation were Mrs. Gladys Okyere-Boateng, Admissions Officer and Secretary to the Board of Trustees for the Academic Prizes Fund, Mrs. Yvonne Lartey, Assistant Registrar in the Admissions Office, and Mrs. Vida Sakyi, Principal Administrative Assistant, also in the Admissions Office.