- The Deputy Education Minister John Ntim Fordjour commissioned a newly built hostel facility for UPSA at a ceremony held on Thursday, September 8, 2022
- The ultra-modern hostel block will become the answer to the accommodation woes of the teeming number of students in dire need of a place to stay
- The facility boasts 1,600 beds and was built and funded by Access Bank under a build-and-transfer agreement
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On September 8, the Deputy Minister of Education, John Ntim Fordjour, officially opened the University of Professional Studies, Accra's (UPSA) newly built students' hostel facility. The ultra-modern, 1600-bed hostel complex was constructed under a build-and-transfer arrangement with Access Bank.
At a brief ceremony to formally open the building, Mr Fordjour stated that the government, represented by the Ministry of Education, is thrilled with the creative way the UPSA addresses its infrastructure requirements.
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He remarked that the university had done a good and admirable job of addressing its developmental demands with the wise use of domestically generated cash.
The deputy minister ordered the facility's administrators to adopt a culture of upkeep to keep it in a serviceable condition at all times. He also instructed the university's administration to set aside a certain sum for ongoing maintenance.
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The Vice-Chancellor of UPSA, Prof. Abednego O. F. Amartey, claimed that the university is devoted to lodging its students in a safe and respectable academic atmosphere when outlining the justification for the construction of the dormitory.
He said that the new hostel would significantly contribute to addressing students' residential needs, fostering diversity, inclusivity, and access to education on campus. Professor Amartey explained:
The first hostel was built in 2010 thanks to the foresight of our predeccesors. With more than 20,000 students currently enrolled, we have constructed two additional hostel complexes, one of which was just inaugurated and another of which is almost finished.
This is Just a Start, a Student who Turned His Hostel Room into Mini Store Says as he Opens 2nd One in Style
In an earlier story, YEN.com.gh wrote about how a student turned his hostel room into a mini store. Ezidiukwu Chinemerem Prosper, an Imo State University student, gained notoriety in 2021 for turning his dorm room into a little store.
He recently celebrated the inauguration of his second hostel mini store in style. His off-campus hostel enterprise, which he first launched in his 300 level, provides goods that students consume.
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