The rapid increase in infrastructure and other facilities in private universities and colleges will ensure a congenial environment for teaching and learning, Mr. Benjamin Adu-Amankwa, chairman of the Garden City University College (GCUC) Council, has said.
He noted that,this would also promote development in education, the bedrock of every nation.
He was speaking at a sod-cutting ceremony for the construction of a GH¢5 million laboratory and classroom block for the university at Kenyase, near Kumasi.
The project would be executed in three phases.
The first phase of the project would involve the provision of classrooms and laboratories for science programmes while the second and third phases would involve another cluster of classrooms and an auditorium.
Mr Adu-Amankwa said the university had made remarkable strides and that the student population had increased since its establishment in 2005.
The principal of the university, Mr. Lord Asamoah, stated that the university, which began with 17 students in 2006, now has 1000 students.
The university offers courses in degree and diploma programmes, including nursing and information communication technology.