A Satellite Study Centre of the College of Distance Education (CoDE) has been inaugurated at Dominase in the Bekwai Municipality of the Ashanti Region..
Tertiary Education at Doorstep of Students
The Provost of the College, Prof. Isaac Galyuon said the Centre would help a lot in the spreading of tertiary education in the country. “It will help to spread and bring education to the doorstep of the people’, he declared.
The Provost described the project as “A success story of both academia and traditional authority”. That according to him was a demonstration of the fact that both sides readily agreed to collaborate for the needs of the populace to be served without much difficulty. He indicated that the Centre would allow CoDE students who study there have a feeling of “University classroom” during their studies.
Encourage Children to Pursue Higher Education
The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. D. D. Kuupole, was grateful to the chiefs and people of Dominase for their support and asked them for their continuous assistance to help achieve the purpose for which the Centre was established. He told the people of Dominase to encourage their children to learn and push them to go further in their education. "Education is good and If it was not education; I wouldn't have gotten the position of Vice-Chancellor." he said." This Study Centre is for Asanteman and the people of Ghana.
Again, he indicated that, the siting of the Satellite Centre would attract and bring in the needed development both human and material to the people of Dominase and its surrounding communities. He lauded Mr. Caxton Oduro Donkor, a former Director of Finance of the University and a native of Dominase, for the monumental role he played in the acquisition of land for the project, which consists of offices, lecture halls, a library, ICT Centre, among others.
On his part, the Chief of Dominase, Nana Ntim Banahene, who spoke through Nana Akuoko Kwarteng, the Nkosoo Hene of the area, expressed appreciation to the University management for bringing education to the doorsteps of the teeming youth in the region. He noted that the traditional authority would do its best to enhance education in Essumeja in line with Asantehene's priority for quality education. He appealed to the University management to consider recruiting natives of the area in its recruitment exercise.
Later on, the Vice-Chancellor, together with the University management and the traditional rulers, cut the tape for the official opening of the building complex.