The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Joseph Ghartey Ampiah, has commissioned a multi-purpose lecture complex valued at GH ¢19.9 million to enhance academic work in the University.
The lecture complex which was completed within 18 months through Internally Generated Funds (IGF) has 25-lecture halls with the capacity to seat 4, 500 students.
Value for Money
Speaking at the ceremony, Prof. Ampiah noted that the University had ensured that there was value for money by investing portions of its IGF to put up the structure. “We have made good use of our IGF and I believe we are all proud of the outcome of the decision to cut off certain expenses and invest it into long term projects that are beneficial to the University,” he explained.
Prof. Ampiah expressed gratitude to his Management team for rallying behind him to put up the edifice. “I am not the only one to claim credit for this project, it was a collective decision and we are proud of what we have achieved within this short period with our own funds” he noted. He indicated that there were plans to convert some blocks in the building into laboratories for the School of Pharmacy and Smart Classrooms.
The Vice-Chancellor thanked the contractor for working within the schedule to complete the project on time. He further commended the staff of the Directorate of Physical Development and Estate Management (DPDEM) for their supervisory role and also serving as consultant to the project.
Cooperation of Contractor
The Director of DPDEM, Mr. Philip Ntim, was grateful to the contractor for his cooperation since the inception of the project. “There have been times that we asked him to make some variations to our original plan and he has always readily agreed,” he stated.
The project was constructed by Top International Engineering (Ghana) Limited