The Vice-Chancellor, Prof Johnson Nyarko Boampong, has cut sod for the construction of two ultra-modern bus terminals on the University’s campus.
The first bus terminal will be constructed at the frontage of the East Gate, close to the GCB Bank, whilst the second terminal will be positioned at the frontage of the SRC Hostel.
The bus terminals would enable students to conveniently wait for busses to their destinations, as well as to their lecture halls.
Additionally, the Vice-Chancellor cut sod for the construction of the remodeling of the East Gate of the University.
The project is to give UCC a facelift.
The aforesaid projects will be fully-funded by the Students' Representative Council (SRC) of the University of Cape Coast and expected to be completed in six (6) months from the day of commencement.
Prof. Boampong in a brief remark said, “So as management we are happy that we have a close working relationship with our students and we will also support them to undertake this project so that in all, we will be able to uplift the image of our dear University.”
The Vice-Chancellor observed that the SRC had been a partner in development and praised the Council for putting up an edifice such as the SRC Hostel.
He commended the UCC-SRC for providing funds for the construction of the projects and urged all stakeholders to work within schedule and within budget.
For his part, a former SRC President, Christopher Dadson, whose administration mooted the ideas of the projects in 2020, stressed that the decision to undertake the projects was aimed at ensuring that the SRC contributes its quota to the developmental agenda of the University.
He added, “The SRC also started with the University and next academic year, the SRC also will be turning 60. And so as the 58th SRC President, during my time, I had a discussion with my executives to start these projects to remodel the University frontage, to put up a shuttle stop around Kwame Nkrumah Hall and also another shuttle stop between SRC and Superannuation Hostels to aid our students. Each of the projects is of importance, security-wise, and also for the comfort of our students.”
Regarding the remodeling of the University’s East Gate, Mr. Dadson said the project would stem indiscipline by drivers who park vehicles without recourse to road traffic regulations, especially, drivers who ply the Cape Coast–Takoradi highway, as well ensuring the safety of students who use the highway.
Source: Documentation and Information Section-UCC