Chancellor Inspects On-going Projects on Campus

The Chancellor, Sir (Dr.) Sam Esson Jonah has undertaken a tour of some on-going construction projects at the University.   As part of his schedule, he also held separate meetings with Provosts, Deans and Directors and leadership of all unionized groups on campus.   The project sites visited were the Water Production Unit, Gymnasium, newly constructed Goil Filling Station, UCC Broadcasting Centre, University Catering Services (124) and Superannuation Student Hostel.The rest were Child Relaxation Centre at College of Distance Education (CoDE), Language Centre, Tennis Court for Club House and SRC Bus Shuttle station.   Speaking after the inspection tour, Dr. Jonah said he was very impressed with the progress of work at the various sites visited. He commended both management and students for initiating numerous projects and also ensuring that they were executed to the best of their abilities in spite of the obvious financial constraints.   The Chancellor was full of commendation for the Student Representative Council (SRC) and entire student populace for their foresight and selflessness in undertaking projects that will make life on campus better. “Its heartwarming to see students shifting from confrontation to one of cooperation with management”, he stressed. At his meeting with Provosts, Deans and Directors, the Chancellor said he was elated at the efforts being made towards income generation by various sectors of the University.  “I am leaving here as your Chancellor with the reputation of the best university still intact, it is something that will linger for a long time to come”, he declared.     Sir Jonah concluded his day’s duty tour by meeting the leadership of University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG), Ghana Association of University Administrators (GAUA), Federation of Senior Staff Association of Ghana, (FUSSAG) and Teacher Education Workers Union (TEWU).   Dr. Jonah praised the unions for their display of maturity in cooperating with management in handling industrial matters with respect, cordiality and above all civility. He told them that times were not going to get any easier and must therefore stand together saying “I expect that you all have grievances but you have to look at the larger picture and ask yourselves how you are going to solve them collectively. Whatever your grievances are, focus on the larger picture”, he admonished. He reminded them that visions remain dreams if they were not actualized, and also urged them to work hard to make the University the preferred choice.