Sod has been cut for the expansion of the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER) conference facility at the University of Ghana.
The expansion work was necessitated to accommodate the growing number of graduate students at the Institute and is expected to be completed in 18 months..
Former ISSER director, Prof. Felix A. Asante, explained that project, when completed will see ISSER have its own library as well as create room for the increasing staff at the institute.
“ISSER is still growing and as such the growing number of staff, galloping number of graduate students calls for an expansion of the conference facility. Currently, we share a library with RIPS so we need a library of our own as well”
Director of Physical Development & Municipal Services (PDMSD) at the University, Charles Kofiniti, commended the Institute for embarking on such a project.
He however urged the contractors to adhere to all construction rules and regulations of the university.
“I congratulate ISSER on this project and hope all rules and regulations are followed in the building of this institution.”
Contractor in charge of the project, Antartic Contract Work, pleaded with ISSER not to interfere with the construction but to direct all concerns to PDMSD.
Also speaking at Wednesday’s ceremony, Pro Vice-Chancellor in charge of Academic and Students Affairs, Prof. Nana Aba Appiah Amfo, commended the Institute for its continuous for its contribution to helping the University attained its objective of becoming a research-intensive one.
“I congratulate ISSER, its Director, former Directors researchers and staff, on their continued efforts to lead the pursuit of the University’s strategic objective of becoming a research-intensive University and for promoting the interface between the university and its stakeholders through dissemination of its research outputs”
Present are the ceremony were other top officials, faculty, members of staff and students of the University of Ghana.
Story by: Joylyne Oko-Matey | universnewsroom.com