The Chancellor of the Presbyterian University, Ghana (PUG), Rt. Rev. Prof. Joseph Obiri Yeboah Mante has commissioned and dedicated a four-hundred-bed hostel facility constructed with support from the Presbyterian Church of Ghana at the Okwahu Campus of the University.
The Chancellor of PUG, who also serves as the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana (PCG) said the “Church will do everything within its power to support the development of the University.”
Rt. Rev. Prof. J. O. Y. Mante addressing the gathering during the commissioning and dedication of the hostel
The Chancellor disclosed that the PCG is also supporting the University to complete a lecture block for graduate studies at the Akuapem campus at Akropong Akuapem scheduled for completion by the end of July, 2023.
Rt. Rev. Prof. J. O. Y. Mante thanked the President of PUG, Prof. Ebenezer Oduro Owusu for his immense contributions towards the development of the University since taking office in the year 2021.
Addressing the gathering at the ceremony to commission and dedicate the hostel, the President of PUG, Prof. Oduro Owusu thanked the Moderator of the PCG and the entire PCG community for presenting sequence of grants that amounted to GH₵1,500,000.00 towards the completion of the hostel at the Okwahu Campus.
The four hundred bed capacity hostel is walled and gated to ensure security and protection to students and prevent intruders. It has a junior common room for meetings and serve as entertainment centre for students; porter’s lodge to house porters and security guard to attend to students; parking space; and two shopping centres to cater for food and other amenities for students.
Prof. Ebenezer Oduro Owusu addressing the gathering at the ceremony
Relieved by the completion of the hostel, Prof Oduro Owusu called on the government, private investors, groups within the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, traditional leaders and individuals to partner with the University to build hostels in other campuses of the University under a special win-win arrangement.
The President disclosed that architectural designs for the first phase of construction of single/two bedroom apartments comprising 10-unit single-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments for staff were ready as part of the special initiative to build staff apartments and auditoriums across the campuses.
A section of Reverend Ministers (left) and Management (right) at the ceremony
He announced that the walling of the Okwahu Campus was almost complete. The President expressed appreciation to the Management and staff of the University who contributed in diverse ways to complete the building of the hostel.
A section of staff and students at the ceremony
He also expressed gratitude to the former Presidents of the University, Prof Kofi Sraku-Lartey and Rev. Prof. Emmanuel Adow Obeng and their management teams for their input towards the building of the hostel.