This report covers the 2008/2009 Academic Year. The report looks at students’ in-take, visitors to the Faculty, income-generating activities and other interesting events.
The Faculty has teaching staff strength of twenty-five (25) made up of thirteen (13) full time and twelve (12) part time Lecturers. The teaching staff is supported by forty-seven (47) technical, administrative and ancillary staff.
ADMINISTRATION OF THE FACULTY
The Faculty is administered by the following:
Mr. L. B. Antwi - Dean
Dr. D.E.K.A. Siaw - Vice Dean
Mr. Anthony Adjapong - Assistant Registrar
Mr. Paul Nana-Nketiah - Accountant
The Faculty continues to run four academic departments, namely,
· Social Forestry
· Wood Processing and Marketing
· Ecotourism and Forest recreation
· Land Reclamation and Rehabilitation
During the period being reported on, one hundred and twenty-three students were admitted BSc. Level 100. One hundred and nine students, made up of ninety-six men and thirteen women, registered for the BSc. programme. In the Diploma class, the Faculty registered fourteen students, made up of thirteen men and one woman.
The APERL project, which aims at intervening in poverty situations in rural
Communities using Agroforestry strategies in the vicinity of the Faculty continues to engage the attention of the Faculty. During the year under review, a livestock project was started with sixty-seven (67) beneficiaries undergoing a week-long training to equip them with skills to rear the animals at the Wenchi Farm Institute.
The Ghana-Canada Partnership for Environmental Education (formerly the Malaspina Project) is an environmental education programme aimed at educating people on waste management (plastic waste, in particular), wildfire management and ecotourism, as well as water disinfestations.
The former Leo Hall was renovated and converted into a block of offices for lecturers on the upper floor and seminar rooms on the ground floor. For now, there are twelve (12) offices that are allotted to lecturers.
An access road was constructed to link the academic area and the hostel to make for unhindered movement. With this done the Sunyani West District Assembly magnanimously provided lights for the street.
Uniform for Security Men
The security men for the Campus were provided with uniform for the first time during the period under review.
Abandonment of Studies: Abodem John Abeleyine
One student, Abodem John Abeleyine, abandoned his studies. Meanwhile, he had a CWA of 37.06.
Rustication of Student
Mr. Gregory Kobina Manu was rusticated for two semesters for admitting stealing a fellow student’s laptop.
Internally Generated Funds
The Faculty generated income from its two-acre nursery that produced various tree seedlings for the CBRD and other NGOs on request.
The Faculty, in collaboration with Ministry of Food and Agriculture, started implementing a 3-year Village Mango Project in the three (3) Northern and the Brong-Ahafo Regions. The project is aimed at poverty alleviation through the use of improved mangoes. Over 10,000 improved mango seedlings have been planted so far.