The University of Environment and Sustainable Development (UESD), located at Somanya in the Yilo Krobo Municipality of the Eastern Region, has been completed and ready to admit its first set of students at the beginning of the 2020 academic year.
The lecture hall block for the School of Natural and Environmental Sciences is made up of 13 halls with a seating capacity of 1,545 students, a video conference room with a seating capacity of 40, a computer lab with a seating capacity of 24; offices for senior lecturers, students’ common room, telecom rooms, washrooms and stores.
The multi-purpose hall including a 252-seater multipurpose hall, control room, 100-seater dining room, cafe, kitchen, serving area, locker rooms, washrooms and stores were all ready for use.
The University which was built by an Italian company by name Messrs Contracta was awarded the contract at €45,575,000.00 for a period of 2years, has finished with the main project and more than 90% complete with the accompanying furnishings.
The current management of the school is made up of engineers and technicians who are taking care of the maintenance of the facilities and other technical matters at the University until permanent staff are allocated to the University.
This issues came to light when the Minister of State in charge of Tertiary Education, Prof. Kwesi Yankah, went on a working visit to the Somanya campus during the weekend.
The purpose of the visit was to see how far the project is going and as well as to access the preparation towards the enrolment of the 2020 admission into the university for students who want to specialize in research and knowledge and agro-business sustainably.
Professor Yankah who was impressed with the progress and quality of work at the project site stated that the school would commence its first batch enrolment in September 2020, for the vision of the government to become a reality.