Refurbishment of the 93-bed capacity student hostel built by Valco Trust Fund for medical students of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology at the Okomfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi is progressing steadily as part of a move to give a face-lift to its education facilities dotted around the country.
The first since its construction over three decades ago, the VALCO TRUST fund-funded renovation work will make the facility one of the most sought-after hostels for medical students in Kumasi when completed.
RET Africa’s visit to the place saw the three-in-a-room hostel facility partially torn down to make way for new fittings to suit the modern needs of medical students. The contractor working on the facility has already replaced worn-out roofing and cellings, as well as electrical, plumbing, and carpentry work on the interiors.
Some structural modifications and additions to aid the studies and to enhance the comfort of the students when they resume in January 2022 are ongoing, with the already installed closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras being upgraded alongside quality internet connectivity.
A source close to the contractor told our news team that the facility will be ready for use ahead of schedule in that a near-new hostel will await students.
Source: Real Estate Times Africa