Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ghana, Prof. Ebenezer Oduro-Owusu, has cut sod for the construction of a 4,000 bed state-of-the-art annexes for the Commonwealth Hall.
The project is part of plans by University management to mitigate the school’s accommodation challenges.
Speaking at the sod turning ceremony, the Hall Master Professor Frank Nyame noted that this project was very important as it will ease the pressure on the main Hall.
“Ever since people started being attached to this Hall in 1956, there hasn’t been a single addition of a room for student occupancy. So you can see the significance of today’s event and I believe that today will mark a turning point in the history, not just of the Hall, but also of the University” he stressed.
The president of the Old VANDALS Association, Isaac Sarpong, also added that “the conception of this project was our response to the accommodation problem our student were facing some two decades ago. And if it was a problem, then what can we say now? The horrifying stories shared by parents at the onset of every academic year cannot be discounted. As the national president of OVA (Old Vandals Association), my office is always inundated with requests for accommodation for the wards of our members.”
The launch had the Vice Chancellor of the University Professor Ebenezer Oduro Owusu, Pro Vice Chancellor (Academic and Student Affairs) Professor Nana Aba Amfo as well as notable old residents of the Hall and other members of the University community in attendance.
The project is being undertaken with support from the Old Vandals Association (OVA) and their partners, KPMM Civils Limited.
The first phase of the project is expected to be completed by September 2020.
The project which is to be constructed in two phases is expecting to see a completion of the first phase by September 2020 whilst the other phase is expected in September of the following year.
Story by: Bismark Kwaku Asante | universnewsroom.com