The University for Professional Studies (UPSA) has commenced the development of infrastructural projects on its campus in Accra.
The projects include an estimated10-story multi-purpose twin-tower building consisting of offices, lecture rooms, commercial areas, residential areas, and general-purpose rooftop area.
UPSA is also building a two-storey hostel blocks, estimated at GHC 90 million, to accommodate the growing number of students in the tertiary institution.
It is expected that the multi-purpose building and the hostels will be completed between 15-30 months.
Member of Parliament for the Madina Constituency, Hon. Abu-Bakar Saddique Boniface also presented 20 LED street lights to UPSA in fulfillment of a commitment.
Minister of Education, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, who performed the beginning of work sod-cutting ceremony, commended the university for the initiative, which he says is in line with the government’s vision for education in the country.
He said such infrastructure projects were in the right direction as the country prepares for the first batch of Free SHS students going to university next year.
Dr. Opoku Premeph adds that the project would increase the university’s admission and expand the institution’s accommodation facility.
“I have told other Vice-Chancellors that they should go to KNUST and UPSA, and be humbled enough to ask them how they are doing what they are doing. There is nothing wrong in going to the best to learn actually. I doff my hat for UPSA [when] it comes to infrastructural development. Institutions such as KNUST and UPSA are doing well when it comes to infrastructure, what prevents you from coming to ask how they do it,” he said.
The University’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Abednego Okoe Amartey, thanked the minister for the quick response for the project start.