i) PHYSAG COUNCIL
On assumption of duty the PHYSAG Executive formed the first ever PHYSAG COUNCIL which has now been esteemed as one of the best in the whole of College of Science. The able men and women on the Executive worked assiduously to raise the banner of the Association.
(ii) PHYSAG GAMES AND SOCIALIZING was well patronized compared to recent years. Lecturers in the Department participated in the games.
(iii) SECONDARY SCHOOL OUTREACH- the executives, the council members in collaboration with the students embarked on an outreach programme in some of the Senior High Schools in the Kumasi Metropolis. The purpose was to ring the bells in their minds that the Physics course is not only class room oriented, but it is careerbased. The High School students were told about the fascinating carriers in Physics that await them on completion of their programme. Some of the schools visited were Osei Kyeretwei Senior High School, Kumasi Girls Senior High School and Kumasi Wesley Girls Senior High School.
(iv) FIELD TRIP
The students went to the Western Region for a field trip which afforded them the opportunity to explore the twin city and get informed about the application of Physics in the industries. They visited the Aboadze Thermal plant and were taken round the working station. They had a lecture about the operational system in the company,
(v) SYMPOSIUM WITH THE GHANA NUCLEAR SOCIETY.
A symposium with the Ghana Nuclear Society was a landmark in the administration of
the Executives. Students in the Department had the opportunity to be oriented in the
carrier opportunities in the field of Nuclear Physics. Some of the past students were also
present to encourage the current students.
(vi) THE PHYSAG CONGRESS.
This was organized under the theme " Physics-a tool for technological advancement,
Challenges and the Way forward". The Congress brought together many Physics
students from our sister universities- University of Cape Coast and the University of
Ghana. The Guest Speaker for the occasion was Prof. Sam Yeboah-Mensah, a Physicist
from the University of Cape Coast.
PHYSAG participated in the annual Trade and Technology Fair, and this year's was
even more interesting, as more students were impressed about the display of the home
security system. The visitors to the PHYSAG stand kept inquiring about the principle
behind it since they were able to visualize themselves on a monitor when drawing nearer
to our stand. The breast cancer education was also not left out, courtesy the Medical
Physics students. The Material Science students also displayed the meter bridges and
pendulum bulbs made in the Department to prove to all and sundry that the course has a
(viii) DINNER AND AWARDS NIGHT.
The Executives organized a mega Dinner and Awards night for the students, deserving
lecturers and long serving staff of the Department.
(ix) WELFARE SCHEME.
The Association set this up to support and share in the pain and sorrow of bereaved
members. (ACADEMIC USER FACILITY FEE (AFUF)10% CONTRIBUTION BY STUDENTS. Students of the University have been paying 10 % of their Academic Facility User Fees as an additional amount toward improvement of teaching and learning in the Departments. A committee, made up of representations of students and staff, decides on what the amount of money should be used for. In Physics Department, two LCD projectors have been bought, and there are plans to purchase a computer and its accessories for the Department.
The Physics Students’ Association of Ghana (PHYSAG) KNUST Branch is very active in the Department. The Association has undertaken and continues to undertake initiatives that contribute to the enhancement of the teaching and learning environment of the Department.