Agogo in the Ashanti Region was thrown into a state of frenzy when authorities of a newly-opened homeopathy college announced that they were ready to provide interested Ghanaian students with top notch homeopathic training.
In an interview with Weekend Today, the Doctor in-charge of the newly established Hahnemann Homeopathy College, Dr Emmanuel Aseidu Anokye, said the college was committed to training high calibre homeopaths, who will use appropriate principles outlined in the practice of homeopathy to cure illnesses.
“It is our vision to become Africa’s best homeopathic institution, producing quality crop of homeopaths. While we train our students, we are much aware of the myriad of employment opportunities that we will be presenting to the interested teeming youth of this country,” Dr Asiedu said.
Homeopathy is a medical system that believes that the body has what it takes to cure itself from any illness.
Practitioners or homeopaths use tiny amounts of natural substances such as plants and minerals. They believe these plants and minerals have stimulants that aid the healing process.
Named by the founder after German Physician, Frederick Samuel Hahnemann, the management of the facility indicated that they were poised to provide excellent services to Ghanaians.
It is a 19th century invention which is still useful and potent, providing scores with sustainable employment, the management of the college added.
The Hahnemann College of Homeopathy, he said, was first founded in 1980 in the UK and has now been established as one of the leading teaching organisations for the teaching of homeopathy in the United Kingdom and other parts of the world.
The school, according to Dr Asiedu, started as an online programme in 2019, but for the purpose of authentication and building of trust, the UK management decided to have an edifice where students would go for regular lectures.
Being an affiliate of Hahnemann, UK, the prospects of providing Ghanaians with continual world-class service was assured as the mother hospital in UK was ready to facilitate an exchange programme with the Ghana branch.
He said that would enable the students to enrich their knowledge in homeopathy under the Exchange Course Module programme.
The UK branch of the college, he said, was headed by the Principal, Dr Shashi Mohan Sharma, who was in the country to grace the occasion of the first matriculation. ceremony.
He said the students will have a well-furnished state-of-the-art laboratory to equip students with first-hand practical students’ experience, and also afford them [the students] the opportunity to leverage on the knowledge of homeopaths.
Currently located at Asante Akyem Agogo in the Ashanti Region, the school has future plans of spreading its tentacles to the length and breadth of the country.
According to Dr Asiedu, the chiefs and elders of Agogo have welcomed the move, and promised to allot a land for the establishment of a centre in the area.
At its first matriculation ceremony, twenty students matriculated.
And out of that number, eleven (11) are pursuing Advanced Diploma in Homeopathy whilst the remaining nine (9) are pursuing the Diploma in Homeopathy programme.
He assured the general public of his outfit’s readiness to use genuine remedies from manufacturers and not from third parties.