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12.02.2009 Education

Work begins on structures for School of Agriculture at UCC

By gna

Professor Naana Opoku-Agyemang,

Vice-Chancellor of University of Cape Coast (UCC), on Wednesday

cut the sod for work to begin on a multi-million Ghana Cedi permanent

buildings for the UCC’s School of Agriculture.

The first two phases of the project, being financed by Ghana

Education Trust Fund (GETFUND) at about GH¢3,790,812 include

construction of offices, crop, meat and animal science laboratories,

cold and plant rooms, chemical and general stores.
They are expected to be completed within 24 months, while the third

phase made up of the construction of a veterinary hospital, is yet to be

awarded on contract.
Prof. Opoku-Agyemang expressed appreciation that at long last the

school, which was of a high international repute, but had “scattered

premises” would soon have permanent buildings.

She paid glowing tribute to the hard working staff of the school that

had been a leader in relevant research, providing an outlet for

agricultural extension officers and other related staff to enhance their

activities in Ghana and the world.
Prof. Opoku-Agyemang urged the contractor and consultant to

ensure effective, efficient and timely execution of the project.

Professor Joseph Adjei Kwarteng, Dean of School of Agriculture,

gave the assurance that it would continue to pursue academic and

practical excellence to maintain its reputation as one of the best

agricultural schools in the sub-region.
He said land had been acquired for the establishment of a modern

farm for the school and pledged that the project would be supervised

by its development office to avoid unnecessary delay.