The University of Education, Winneba- Kumasi Campus, as parts of its effort to develop the University to an internationally reputable institution, has embarked on various infrastructural development projects.
The Acting Principal Professor Harrison Dapaah inspected projects on the Campus, to acquaint himself and to receive updated information on the projects.
The Development Officer of the University of Education, Winneba- Kumasi Campus, Engineer Opoku Amankwa accompanied the Principal to inspect the projects.
The site inspection took the Principal to the West End Gate of the University, the Opoku Ware II Hall, where he inspected a water tank installed for the hall.
He also visited the Faculty Block where he was given a progress report on the status of standby generator being installed for the Faculty Block.
Professor Dapaah also inspected work on the Construction of a U-Drain on the Asuoyeboah stream on campus and also the development of work at the SRC Lecture theatre and Offices Block behind the Faculty Block.
Professor Harrison Dapaah in an interview, expressed his satifaction about the progress of work on-going projects but lamented some few challenges with regards to the slow pace of work of some of the projects.
The Principal added that a number of projects would be embarked on, especially the West End gate road leading to Apatrapa Junction; the main ceremonial grounds which are essential and critical to the development of the University, renovation of bungalows at the Ridge (Canada). He said that, a section of the Campus road network would be re-constructed.
Professor Dapaah pointed out that all the projects have been budgeted for and further hinted that, the Urban Roads would undertake the re- construction works of the road network.
He made it clear that the East End entrance of the University towards Asouyeboah- IPT stretch would be reconstructed and used as the main vehicular entry point for staff and students, but would not be a thorough fare for taxis. While the former main entrance (which has not been in used for some time now), would be closed entirely due to it steep nature.
Professor Dapaah said is it his dream to see to it that staff and students of the University would have a congenial environment to live in.
In a related development, the University has also acquired a 600 KVA capacity generator to power the Faculty Block. The procurement of the power plant became necessary due to the frequent power outages in recent times.
According to the University Development Officer, Engineer Opoku Amankwa, the generator would be mounted to give uninterrupted power supply to the Faculty Block and to provide reliable power for both administrative work and lectures, more especially for the evening programme.