Student accommodation on UPSA campus has received a massive boost with the completion of the construction of a new 1600-bed capacity hostel facility.
The new students’ hostel was handed over to the management of the University at a brief ceremony on Thursday, March 31 at the precincts of the UPSA Main Hostel.
The ultra-modern hostel complex has facilities such as CCTV cameras, an elevator, study/reading rooms, Junior Common Rooms (JCR), a laundry area as well as other auxiliary amenities.
The rooms also have individual electricity meters to prevent waste and also ensure high energy conservation.
Vice-Chancellor, Professor Abednego F. O. Amartey expressed his delight and satisfaction with the successful completion of the project which began some 24 months ago.
He said the new hostel facility would go a long way to ameliorate the accommodation challenges experienced by students.
Prof. Amartey disclosed that work on an additional hostel complex with a bed capacity of 1650, is progressing speedily and that the facility is scheduled to be completed in July this year.
Chairman of the Governing Council of UPSA, Dr. Kofi Ohene-Konadu thanked both students and staff for their support over the years, and also commended Top International Engineering Ghana Limited, the contractor of the project.
He urged students to adopt a sense of ownership of the facility by observing high maintenance culture for the benefit of posterity.
Mr Kafui Bimpeh, Group Head of Business Banking at Access Bank, said the Bank was proud to be associated with the UPSA. He added that the bank is open to continuing its partnering with UPSA to enable the university meet its infrastructural needs.
UPSA currently has a build and transfer agreement with Access Bank and so far, the University has honoured all its financial obligations to the bank..
The new hotel will be officially commissioned in May 2022.