Construction Work on CoDE Eastern Regional Study Centre Begins

The chiefs and people of Jumapo in the New Juabeng Municipality in the Eastern Region went into celebration when the sod was cut for commencement of a Regional Study Centre for the College of Distance Education (CoDE) at Jumapo.   CoDE over the years has been holding its programmes from rented premises since commencement of the programme in the region.   The Provost of the College, Prof. Isaac Galyuon speaking at mini durbar before the sod was cut at Jumapo, described the event as “Another occasion for celebration”. He said the University has plans to put in place regional centres across the country in other to bring in education to the doorstep of the people.   Prof. Galyuon explained that the commencement of the project delayed due to some constraints. “We now believe we can start and finish without much difficulty. We hope we can finish on schedule”, he said. He said the project was collaboration between the University and the people of Jumapo and therefore, urged them to support it so that they can have a feel of “University Life”.   The Eastern Regional Director of Education, Madam Gertrude Mensah, said education was a good legacy and advised parents to send their children to school in order for them to benefit from the project when complete. She hoped the project would come up very fast to improve on education in the region. “We are happy, you are building an adult facility for us. Please, let’s have it completed on time”.   The Jumapohene, Nana Oppong Wusu III, was grateful to the University for the establishment of the centre adding, “We will do everything possible to help to ensure that the project is not stalled. We will still be in constant contact with the University always”.   He pledged the total support to the contractor to enable him work smoothly to ensure that the project was completed on time.   The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. D. D. Kuupole said the project was for the entire community and the people of Ghana and therefore, urged the people to support it. Prof. Kuupole asked the people to help their children to acquire education since it was the best legacy they could bequeath them.