- Somanya university in the Eastern Region has scheduled to admit its 1st batch of students in September 2020
- The brand new university was built by an Italian construction company called Messrs Contracta Costruroni
- The Minister of State in charge of Tertiary Education, Professor Kwesi Yankah inspected the facilities
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The University of Environment and Sustainable Development at Somanya in the Eastern Region has planned to admit its first batch of students in September 2020.
A news report by Graphic.com.gh indicates that the Minister of State in charge of Tertiary Education, Professor Kwesi Yankah inspected the facilities executed by an Italian construction company, Messrs Contracta Costruroni.
The minister further indicated that the Ministry of Education will develop the Somanya Campus into a modern and specialised centre of excellence in the conduct of research and knowledge dissemination in the area of agro-business in a sustainable manner.
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Reports indicate that Messrs Contracta Costruroni who are the contractors used exactly 24 months to complete the project which cost a total of €45,575,000.
The project includes 13 lecture halls with a total seating capacity of 1545, a video conference room, computer research rooms offices for lecturers, multi-purpose hall block for the School of Natural and Environmental Sciences with a seating capacity of 252 and a 100-seater dining room.
It also includes a laboratory building for the School of Agriculture and Agro-Entrepreneurship Development, administration block, an 80-bed capacity hostel and an infirmary.
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In other exciting news, it has come out that Nana Gyensare Osei V, chief of the Akwamu people, who oversees the residents of five towns across the Eastern Region, is a taxi driver in America.
In a short documentary, that was sighted by YEN.com.gh on the powerful life story of Osei, his double life of managing a throne and his taxi started after his brother died.
According to the chief who is known in his locality in America as Isaac Osei, his brother was the chief at Akwamu who died in 2006, causing Isaac Osei to become the new chief.
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