TAKORADI POLYTECHNIC HANDS OVER SITE FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A FOUR STOREY LECTURE THEATRE

The Management of Takoradi Polytechnic has held a ceremony to hand over to Messrs Stephen Kwegya Ltd the site for the construction of a four-storey building. The reconstructed ‘Oduro Block’, when completed, will provide classrooms for the increasing student population in the Polytechnic, and offices for both the teaching and non-teaching staff.

The project which is being financed from the Polytechnic’s internally-generated funds (IGF) comprises of 16 lecture halls with 44 offices for staff, conference and discussion rooms.

In a short ceremony to officially commit the contractor to the work, the Rector said that the completion of the project was critical to Management as the Institution was battling with inadequate space for both students and lecturers.

He reiterated the Polytechnic commitment to embark on massive infrastructural development as it sought to increase its programmes and as well improve enrolment in the following academic year: Management is leaving no stone unturned in upgrading laboratories and workshops, initiating developmental programmes that would enhance teaching and learning in the Polytechnic”.

He therefore implored the contractor to work according to schedule and complete the project within the 24-month stipulated period.

The Registrar of the Polytechnic, Mrs. Sylvia Oppong-Mensah, thanked Academic Board members who were present and indicated that a new lecture theatre will help to ease the congestion of classrooms. She expressed her gratitude to the Development Officer for making sure that the project became a reality.

She also repeated Management resolve to channel funds into Polytechnic coffers for projects and programmes that would benefit the public.

The project is expected to cost Gh ȼ13 million.