The Takoradi City Campus of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology has been duly commissioned. The satellite campus is situated at Kansawrodo, a suburb of the Essikad-Ketan Sub-metro.
The campus boasts of a six storey building with the state of the art technologies to facilitate teaching and learning. The edifice cost the University a total amount of GH 21,600,000.00, out of its internally generated fund.
The newly commissioned Takoradi City campus increases the number of the university’s satellite campuses to three, and it is expected to run post graduate distance education courses.
At a ceremony held last Friday to commission the campus, Vice Chancellor Professor Obiri Dansu says the university through its educational intervention at impacting knowledge and skill in science and technology and in other disciplines, has embarked on setting up satellite campuses in various parts of the country.
The Takoradi City Campus currently, has a population of about 1000 students. Prof Dansu is optimistic the university will bring massive development to the community.
Professor Obiri Dansu commended the community for their support, particularly for releasing lands for the university infrastructure project. He pledged the school will enroll four students from the Kansawrodo community annually in a bid to promote education in the community.
“As a university it has been part of our policy to honor individuals who help the university’s quest of improving science and technology education in this country. So we have made it a policy to automatically enroll four natives of this community in the university. This is also to motivate the youth to take education seriously”, he said.
He explains the gesture would form part of their corporate social responsibility.
On his part, the Paramount Chief of Essikadu Traditiona Area, Nana Kobina Nketsiah commended the Kansawrodo Traditional Council for releasing acres of land for the construction of the university.
He urged traditional leaders to consolidate lands so as to end the numerous land litigation issues. He mentions such conditions and arrangements attract and sustain developmental projects in the region.
“We can’t use our lands in diffusion. We need to properly plan our lands, and as chiefs we need to consolidate our lands to attract development because the lands are to be used to develop the lives of our people and not to be left abandoned due to litigations” he said