UPSA cuts sod for the construction of eight-storey executive students’ hostel

The University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA) has broken ground for the construction of an executive students’ hostel.

The eight-storey residential facility, which will accommodate both graduate and undergraduate students, will boast of 96 executive rooms, eight common rooms, a multipurpose auditorium, and a restaurant/cafeteria.

It will also come with a mini mart, laundry, hairdressing salon, barber shop and offices.

Speaking at a short groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday, March 14, the Vice Chancellor of UPSA, Prof. Abednego F. O. Amartey, stated that the construction of the executive hostel forms part of UPSA’s long-term expansion programme aimed at meeting the needs of a growing student population.

“In our pursuit to the bridge the infrastructure gap in our university, we set ourselves an ambitious vision, and brick by brick we continue to achieve the dream,” Prof Okoe Amartey stated.

The Vice Chancellor of UPSA, Professor Abednego F. O. Amartey, addressing members of staff at the groundbreaking ceremony.


“Today, with a population of about 23,000, we have added two more hostels to the existing one, bringing the capacity of the hostels to 4,474.

“The twin tower is also near completion, the multipurpose lecture hall, management residential facility, and police station [projects] are all ongoing, and we are here this morning to cut sod for the Executive Students Hostel.”

Prof Okoe Amartey expressed his excitement about the new project which he says would be financed through the university’s internally generated fund.

Chairman of the Governing Council of UPSA, Dr. Kofi Ohene-Konadu [middle] cutting the ribbon to officially commence the project. Assisting him were Prof. Abednego Okoe Amartey, the Vice Chancellor, and Dr. Koryoe Anim-Wright, Registrar.


“The [executive hostel] project is a testament to UPSA’s commitment to continuously enhancing the experience of our students and faculty in their academic pursuits,” he said.

“As Vice Chancellor, I am particularly excited about this project because it will provide accommodation for our graduate and undergraduate students who desire extra comfort away from their homes.”

The Chairman of the Governing Council of UPSA, Dr Kofi Ohene-Konadu, urged the project contractor and consultant to work assiduously to complete the project on time.

An artistic impression of the new executive students’ hostel complex.


He appealed to them to give their best, stressing that “UPSA does not compromise on quality.”

The project is expected to be completed in 18 months.

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