Deputy Education Minister Commissioned UPSA’s Ultra-Modern Hostel Facility.
Deputy Education Minister commissions UPSA’s ultra-modern hostel facility. The Deputy Minister of Education, John Ntim Fordjour, on Thursday, September 8, commissioned a newly constructed students’ hostel facility belonging to the University of Professional Studies, Accra.
In his speech, he praised the efforts of UPSA management to provide quality student facilities and amenities, especially the new hostel that he described as world class.
He was particularly impressed by the design of the building and the facilities provided to students, like the equipped gymnasium and swimming pool, so that they could be physically fit and mentally alert throughout their stay at UPSA.
Why the new hostel is impressive
The Deputy Minister of Education, John Ntim Fordjour presided over the opening ceremony for UPSA’s ultra-modern hostel facility on Thursday, September 8.
This building has been in development for a year and will provide accommodation to over 1600-bed to students.
It also includes food services, recreational facilities such as outdoor areas and basketball courts, language labs and study halls.
What makes this new facility unique
UPSA, with support from the Access Bank, has completed construction on a new hostel facility.
This facility is the newest addition to a campus that currently houses more than 11,000 students. The new hostel will help meet UPSA’s growing demand for campus accommodations and accommodate at least 1,500 additional students.
This one-stop site includes four separate facilities for girls and boys each as well as nine academic blocks.
When did construction start?
Construction of the ultra-modern hostel facility started early this year after an agreement between the Access Bank and UPSA.
An official ground breaking ceremony was held on 2021, where deputy minister of education, John Ntim Fordjour, commended the project for being one which would be instrumental in improving teaching and learning conditions for students in the university.
When will the students move in?
UPSA’s high standards of academic excellence in both science and arts has been established through consistent success over the past 10 years.
The high level of quality of UPSA teachers, coupled with on-going investment in physical infrastructure and equipment, will ensure that students are provided with a world class education.
Aesthetically designed environment with built -in safety features, the ultra-modern hostel complex has facilities such as CCTV cameras, an elevator, study/reading rooms, Junior Common Rooms (JCR), a laundry area, and other auxiliary amenities.
The ultra-modern hostel facility is just one example of the many initiatives the institute pursues to provide a quality student experience.
What facilities have been set up inside the dormitory?
In the mood to stay in school? Well, now you can! For the first time ever, UPSA has an ultra-modern hostel facility designed specifically for members of the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA).
The campus accommodation is a great opportunity for both local and international students. The newest development on the UPSA compound consists of the rooms that have also been fitted with individual electricity meters to prevent waste and ensure energy conservation.
1. What is the name of the Deputy Education Minister?
Ghana, John Ntim Fordjour, Deputy Minister of Education
2. Where is the hostel located?
University of Professional Studies, Accra
3. How many rooms does it have?
The ultra-modern, 1600-bed hostel complex
4. What was its original purpose before this recent project and what are its plans for the future after construction has been completed?
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 is addressing its infrastructure requirements.
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Image Credit: University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA)