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UPSA twin tower and hostel project is aimed at increasing the population of students in the school.
The University of Professional Studies Accra (UPSA) has commissioned the USD 41 million project to upgrade the teaching and learning facilities as well as to increase the population of students in the school.
The Chairman of the Governing Council, Dr Kofi Ohene-Konadu, while praising the management of the University for their sacrifices to kick off the project, he classified it as “unprecedented in the history of the University.”
The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Abednego Feehi Okoe Amartey, repeated that the management will ensure that the quality the twin towel and hostel will be top class and will promote a good teaching and learning environment. He also thanked the Minister Of Education for the efforts they put in ensuring that the Ministry of Finance approved of the financial needs for the project.
The special guest of honor and Minister of Education, Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh, during his speech admired the effort of the management for their foresight and commitment towards the project.
“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. We all have to go the best to learn and in these areas I doff my hat for UPSA [when] it comes to infrastructural development,” he said.
The Managing Director of Access Bank, Mr. Kris Ifeanyi Njoku, in a speech read on his behalf, noted that his outfit’s corporate philosophy hinges on sustainable business practices which ultimately aligns to the development of society.
He, therefore, described the partnership with the UPSA over the past ten years as one of the best customer relationships and revealed that they look forward to financing more projects of the University.
About the Projects
The Twin Tower: with offices, lecture rooms, commercial and residential areas, will replace the existing E.K.A. Arkorful and J.B Buamah Buildings on the University campus. It estimated to cost about USD 24 million, and scheduled to be completed in 30 months.
While the two 10-Storey Student Hostel Block is valued at USD 8 million each, one to be situated on the land adjourning the current hostel while the other on a newly procured land near the Trinity Theological Seminary at Legon in Accra. It is expected to be completed in 16 months.
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