The Vice Chancellor of the University of Professional Studies, Professor Abedinago Feehi Okoe Amartey has singled out finance as the main drive of the challenge associated with of accommodation problems on the campuses of the various universities in the country.
The UPSA Vice Chancellor said this in his opening remark as the Chairman the ongoing National Consultative Forum on Development of Infrastructure in Tertiary Education Institutions at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science Technology, Kumasi.
The event which seeks to collate ideas towards finding workable and lasting solution to students’ accommodation problems has in attendance the Minister of Education Dr. Yaw Adutwum, Director General of the Ghana Tertiary Education Commission Professor Mohammed Salifu and a host of other dignitaries drawn from academia.
Expressing hope that the forum will help unearth creative ways of financing infrastructure in the nations tertiary institutions, Professor Okoe Amartey among other things highlighted decreasing government support and high numbers that the free senior high school policy is churning out.
He urged participants at the forum to appreciate the urgent need to find lasting solution to the problem which has bedeviled tertiary institutions for so long adding that the current crop of leadership of tertiary instructions in Ghana cannot fail future generation in that regard.