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MINISTER OF STATE IN-CHARGE OF TERTIARY EDUCATION PAYS COURTESY CALL ON VC AND INSPECTS ONGOING GETFUND PROJECTS AT CAPE COAST TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY
Published on 2020-01-20

MINISTER OF STATE IN-CHARGE OF TERTIARY EDUCATION PAYS COURTESY CALL ON VC AND INSPECTS ONGOING GETFUND PROJECTS AT CAPE COAST TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY

As part of measures put in place to provide quality education to Ghanaians, the Minister of State in-charge of Tertiary Education, Professor Kwesi Yankah, on Thursday, 15th January, 2020, paid a working visit to CCTU to  assess the university’s  readiness  to admit the  first expectant batch of free Senior High School graduates in August 2020/2021 Academic year.

The Vice-Chancellor of Cape Coast Technical University, Prof. Ing. Joshua Owusu-Sekyere assured the Minister in-charge of Tertiary Education, Prof. Kwesi Yankah that the University is very prepared to admit the expectant batch of students for the 2020/2021 academic year

Professor Yankah, on his visit, inspected three (3) ongoing GETFund projects. These are a 2,000 capacity auditorium, a laboratory and a mechanical engineering block. He emphasised that facilities including lecture halls and science laboratories were crucial and sensitive hence, must be given prioritised attention.

The VC appealed to the Minister to intervene for funds to be released for the continuation of the GETfund projects which have been stalled due to of lack of funds. The Vice-Chancellor stressed on the inadequate hostel facilities on campus which could accommodate only 10 percent of students. He further appealed to the Minister to help improve the recreational facilities in the University.

The Minister, affirmed that the inspection has given his Ministry a sense of relief, totting up: ‘Cape Coast is a fairly good story to tell by way of preparations because universities are planning towards influx of students in the academic year and beyond’.

The Vice-Chancellor was hopeful that the current students’ population would quadruple with the outflow of free SHS graduates come 2020/2021 academic year. He further stressed that the University could be over stretched beyond its limit, if the challenges concerning accommodation was not resolved.

SOURCE:  DIRECTORATE OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS

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