Kamis, 01 November 2012



A number of corporate bodies and individuals have pledged to provide funding for the completion of an ongoing multi-purpose building complex at the University of Ghana Business School (UGBS).

The building, which started in August last year, when completed, will accommodate the increasing number of students who seek admission to the school.

It will also provide teaching facilities with spacious and a conducive environment for learning.

It is also planned to be  a world-class facility that will sustain the Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) programme.

The various pledges were made during the first annual dinner-dance and fund-raising organised by the UGBS in aid of the completion of the building.

Among the organisations that pledged to support the school were the Manya Krobo Rural Bank, GH¢5,000, and Nexans Kabelmetal Ghana, GH¢5,000, while rlg Communications pledged to construct a lecture theatre for the school.

Others were the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ghana, Prof Ernest Aryeetey, GH¢5,000, and Prof Bill Puplampu, US$5,000.

The event was also to celebrate the past achievements of the school in excellence and leadership in business education and draw future plans and initiatives.

It brought together old students and stakeholders who have benefited, one way or another, from the school to join hands in making the vision of the school a reality.

Speaking at the ceremony, Prof Aryeetey said GH¢3 million had so far been spent on the construction of the first phase of the building.

He said an additional GH¢7 million was needed to complete the building, adding that all and sundry should contribute their quota to the development of the school.

He lauded the efforts of the past students in contributing their quota to the development of the business community and the country as a whole.

The Dean of Students of the UGBS, Prof Kwame Ameyaw Domfeh, in his address, said the current population of the school stood at about 3,000.

Out of that, he said, more than 50 per cent were graduate students housed in the graduate building which was too small to accommodate them comfortably.

He said the situation had affected the student intake and also hindered the introduction of new programmes to fully meet the demands of the business world.

He called on individuals and organisations to come to the aid of the school and to help complete the building for better learning facilities and environment.

The Pro Vice-Chancellor in charge of the Office of Research Innovations and Development (ORID), Prof John Gyapong, who was the guest speaker for the occasion, stressed the need to promote the school for a better business environment as far as corporate Ghana was concerned.

He said graduate students were always engaged in research and learning, saying the new facility, when completed, would provide an opportunity to facilitate a better teaching and learning environment.

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