The Minister for Education, Prof. Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang has toured some on-going projects at the University of Cape Coast.
Projects sites visited by the minister and her team were the new Central administration complex, Science complex annex building and 2 No. classroom and library projects at the Medical School village.
Welcoming the minister and her entourage, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. D. D. Kuupole expressed management’s profound gratitude to the minister and her team for checking on the university as well as apprising themselves of the state of some building projects.
The Minister’s team comprised the Chief Director of the Ministry, Mr. Ernest Cobbinah, the Cape Coast Metropolitan Chief Executive Officer, Ms. Priscilla Arhin and other officials from the Ministry of Education.
Prof. Kuupole said even though some of the projects have been prioritized to facilitate their early completion, most of the contractors were constrained financially.
“We are happy that you are here to learn things at first hand and see how best we can find solution to these problems’.
The Minister for Education, on her part said the projects could be re-prioritized for resources to be concentrated on one or two of them for successful and early completion.
Prof. Opoku-Agyemang said she was particularly happy that GETfund has undertaken to fund the building of the School of Graduate Studies complex.
“I am happy that we have taken this step even though funds are so scarce, we still need to get something going”. She said special efforts needed to be taken to support the system to make graduate work a little more flexible for our students”.
She called on contractors executing the various projects to expedite work to have them completed on time.