GTUC President cuts sod for construction of five-a-side football pitch

By Iddi Yire, GNA

Accra, Oct 13,
GNA – Professor Emmanuel Ohene-Afoakwa, President, Ghana Technology University
College (GTUC), has cut the sod for the construction of the state-of-the-art
five-a-side football pitch on the Main Campus at Tesano in Accra.

Five-a-side
football is a variation of association football, in which each team fields five
players (four outfield players and a goalkeeper).

The project,
which is being executed by Wembly Sports Construction Company Limited, will
take three months to complete.

Prof Ohene-Afoakwa,
who expressed his joy over the realisation of the project, said after the
completion of the five-a-side football pitch, they would also be constructing
hockey and volleyball pitches.

“We are
very committed and highly committed to ensuring that our students, who are our
greatest and our main stakeholders are happy and because of that, we have put
together quite a number of projects that are going to be rolled out from this
day forward,” he said.

He said
Management would continue to create the conducive atmosphere for effective
teaching and learning in the University College.

Prof
Ohene-Afoakwa said Management would also make sure that at least as their
students come to school to learn, they were also opportune by having a very
good place to also play.

“Moving
from private to public, we definitely need to position ourselves in order to
strengthen our position as the best and continue to be one of the best in terms
of university education in the country”.

He said
Management would see to the total transformation of the institution to become
one of the best universities in West Africa.

Prof
Ohene-Afoakwa said as part of efforts to enhance teaching and learning in the
GTUC, Management had signed a contract with Vodafone to provide wide area
network and internet facility with Wifi all over the campus to give the best
quality internet provisions within and for their students.

He said they
would be constructing three different eight-storey hostel blocks accommodation
facilities for students within the Main Campus.

This, he said
would also be coupled with additional construction of lecture hall complexes
and offices for their staff and faculty.

Madam Pamela
Aboagyewaa Mantey, President, GTUC Student’s Representative Council lauded
Management for embarking on the construction of the five-a-side football pitch.

She said the
facility would not only enhance sporting activities in the University College
but also go a long way to promote its image.

In attendance
at the event were Prof Isaac Abeiku Blankson, Vice President, GTUC and Dr
Juliana Owusu-Ansah, Registrar, GTUC.

GNA

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