Vice Chancellor of Limann Varsity worried over lack of hostel facilities


The Vice Chancellor of the Dr. Hilla Limann Technical University (DHLTU), Prof. Elias N. K. Sowley, had expressed worry over the lack of hostel facilities for the only Technical University in the Region.

The Vice Chancellor said the lack of hostels and halls for residence for students was not only affecting enrollment of students at the university, but prevents students from socialising and learning from each other as they live far apart from each other.

He said that the University was the only public educational institution of its kind in Ghana without accommodation facilities for its student.

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“Our major problem facing the university is the student’s hostel project, which has stalled for many years. The student’s hostel project is a three-storey facility that has a capacity to accommodate about 800 students and 30 teaching assistants,” he bemoaned.

He said the project was first awarded in 2008, and was terminated in 2010 after 30 per cent completion, and was re-awarded in June 2013, but the contractor did not mobilise to site and the contract was subsequently terminated.

Prof. Elias N. K. Sowley made this known during the Third Congregation ceremony last Saturday, on the university campus in Wa, he said a strategic plan initiative was designed for the construction of a Vice Chancellor’s residence, 10 member staff accommodation, hall of residence (student’s hostel), and faculty building to meet the infrastructural needs of the university.

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According to him, most of these projects suffered setbacks and had not been completed.

Prof Sowley said the completion of the hostel project would resolve the lingering students’ accommodation problems and improve the low students’ enrolment rates.

On the occasion of the Third Congregation, a total of 311 students graduated and conferred with Higher National Diplomas (HNDs) in the fields of Applied Science and Technology, Applied Art and Business Management and Engineering.

The Vice Chancellor, in his advice to the graduates, urged them not to cut their umbilical cord from the university, and asked them to be good ambassadors of the institution.


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