The University of Ghana has disclosed the formation of a task force committee to examine the state of the school’s already existing infrastructure and stalled projects ahead of the arrival of the first batch of beneficiaries of the free SHS policy.
Speaking on Campus Exclusive, the Director for Public Affairs of the University, Madam Stella Amoah, revealed that the ad hoc committee was set up late last year and have started working. She further stated that the committee has presented its report to the management of the school.
“Ahead of this, the university had set up a task force to look at how prepared we are and what will be required, the committee has looked at it and the report is at the level of senior management and is been discussed” – she said.
Concerning stalled projects funded by GetFund, Madam Amoah opined that in the upcoming academic year, these structures would see some progress.
“In view of the minister’s visit and other ongoing discussions, some of these projects that have been stalled will be reviewed so that come next academic year we would have experienced some progress” she stated.
With much concern, the Minister of State in charge of Tertiary Education, Professor Kwesi Yankah paid a working day’s visit to the university and together with the Vice-Chancellor of the university, Prof. Ebenezer Oduro Owusu and other dignitaries toured some sites to assess already existing facilities, as well as some stalled projects and its preparedness ahead of admissions for the 2020/2021 academic year.
“The Minister of State in charge of Tertiary Education, Prof. Kwesi Yankah visited the University of Ghana with the purpose to discuss the state of preparedness of the University of Ghana towards the 2020/2021 academic year” – Madam Stella Amoah said.
In the last decade, the University has experienced major setbacks in increasing its academic facilities. The delegation also visited the faculty of arts, the school of performing arts and the department of earth science all of which housed some significant projects that have stalled over the previous decade due to financial constraints.
According to Madam Amoah, the said buildings are expected to be completed before the commencement of the 2020/2021 academic year.
By: Esther Ampaabeng | universnewsroom