The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) has set aside October 6, 2023, and every other October 6 as a KNUST Day of Given to raise funds for expansion and upgrading of on-campus accommodation infrastructure.
The objective of the initiative is to provide secure and safe accommodation for its students.
The campaign is targeting GH¢200 million for the construction of a 2,000-bed capacity accommodation infrastructure.
The Vice Chancellor (VC), Prof. Mrs. Rita Dickson, who announced the campaign in Kumasi, said it would help improve the residential needs of students, and reduce the deficit on campus.
She urged stakeholders to generously contribute towards this cause, stressing that no amount was too small.
The VC stressed that one of the primary concerns of KNUST was to ensure that students had access to suitable accommodation options.
According to her, the Directorate of Students Affairs, in conjunction with 500 private hostels, had, in the interim, teamed up to address the current accommodation challenges.
The VC further disclosed that KNUST was exploring Build, Operate and Transfer (BOT) models for both students and staff to enhance on-campus facilities, and announced that the University was prepared to offer suitable land in this partnership to impact on the lives of its teeming students.