A state-of-the-art Language Centre has been inaugurated at the University of Cape Coast to train students and people from neighbouring countries in both local and international languages.
The two-storey Amissah-Arthur Language Centre, which was sponsored by the Bank of Ghana, has facilities such as language laboratories, computer laboratories, a library, offices, museums/archives, conference room and multi purpose studio. He said it was with much admiration that the building has been completed to help in the training and learning of languages.
Mr. Amissah-Arthur indicated that, for Ghana to be part of the global world and economy, there was the urgent need to pay attention of learning of more international languages. Touching on the importance of communication, Mr. Amissah-Arthur said, “It is my hope that all who use this facility will take their courses seriously, since it will help them improve in all endeavours because communication is very important”, he emphasised. He called on managers of the facility to adopt good maintenance culture to refresh and maintain both the building and equipment to prolong their lifespan.
The first Deputy Governor of the Bank of Ghana, Mr. Millison Narh said it was a delight to the witness the inauguration of the Language Centre and described it as “A dream come true to most of us who have contributed in diverse ways”. He said the Centre would facilitate the learning of multiple languages and produce high calibre translators. He noted it was important for financial institutions to collaborate with academia to provide training in financial literacy and micro finance to the public to reduce the challenges in that sector.
The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. D. D. Kuupole in a remark indicated that the project had come at an opportune time to bring the learning of languages with modern touch to the doorstep of the people. He was grateful to the Bank of Ghana for the provision of funding to complete the project and appealed for extra funds to equip the rest of the laboratories.