Regional News of Tuesday, 15 January 2013
The University of Cape Coast (UCC) has initiated moves to complete all abandoned projects being funded by the Getfund and help give the institution a facelift.
The Chancellor, Dr Sam Jonah said this when together with the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Domwini Kuupole, Director of the Development office of UCC, Mr Edward Dadzie and Major Kofi Baah Bentum inspected some of the projects on Monday.
The projects visited included the GetFund funded Science annex block, the central administration block and a structure to house the UCC administration which had been abandoned for seven years.
The Chancellor and his entourage also inspected the Language Resource Centre being funded by the Bank of Ghana and the UCC School of Medical Science (UCCSMS) Diagnostic Centre sponsored by Airtel Ghana, a mobile telecommunications company.
Work at the Diagnostic Centre has been completed awaiting equipment and furnishing.
Dean of the UCC Business School, Mr Edward Marfo, said the School was sourcing for funds to complete an abandoned structure meant to house it.
He said limited space had stifled efforts of the school to admit many more students and added that it had trained about 4,000 graduates most of them in high positions who should be able to assist in completing it.
He said the current abode of the school does not befit its status and stressed that it will soon embark on a fund raising campaign to help complete the project within the next two years.
Later in an interview with the media, Dr Jonah urged to all stakeholders to support the university to complete its numerous projects for UCC to continue to chalk more successes in the field of education.
He said the UCCSMS though young, had so far chalked some enviable feats whilst the Business School which has a reputable record, lacked the needed infrastructure to support the staff and students.
He thanked the BOG, Airtel and other organisations for their assistance and urged other institutions to emulate their example.
Prof Kuupole said it was unfortunate that these vital projects had been abandoned and stressed that he will prioritize and ensure that all the projects were completed within his tenure of office.