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400 Bed Hostel Facilities For Colleges of Education - Adutwum

400 Bed Hostel Facilities For Colleges of Education - Adutwum

The education ministry appears to be relentless in its efforts to solve the accommodation problems faced by tertiary institutions in the country. Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum, Minister of Education, has confirmed the award of contracts for the construction of 400 furnished bed hostel facilities for the colleges of education in Ghana.

The hostel blocks, contracts are been awarded and by next month construction will begin under the management of GTEC, every College of Education will get 400 bed hostel facility. We made teacher education 4years therefore, there is a need to add more hostel facilities ’.

Taking his turn at the minister’s press briefing this week, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum said the project will be under the management of the Ghana Tertiary Education Commission (GTEC), adding that the ongoing construction of new university campuses in the five newly created regions in the country forms part of the government's initiatives to provide adequate hostel facilities for tertiary institutions.

The minister said the current enrollment ratio in tertiary education, which has increased recently from 18% to 20%, ought to be improved with the provision of adequate hostel facilities, hinting at 40% in 2030.

Real Estate Times Africa earlier this month reported the government’s intention to urgently respond to the accommodation cries of the colleges of education with the construction of 45 new hostel facilities. A source close to the ministry of education and the Ghana tertiary education commission (GTEC) has it that work on the three-storey hostel facilities is expected to start in March 2022 and be completed in months.

Source: Reuben Affum-Ankamah(Real Estate Times Africa)

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