Refurbished K.A. Busia Classroom Commissioned by VC

The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Nana Aba Appiah Amfo has commissioned the refurbished K.A Busia Classroom as part of the Classroom Modernisation Project. The project is one of the 3-pronged technology-driven initiatives spearheaded by the Vice-Chancellor. 

Prof. Amfo stated in her remarks that the modernised classroom, when fully completed, would help realise the dream of enhancing creativity in teaching and learning at the University. She expressed immense gratitude to the Centre for Teaching and Learning Innovation (CTLI) at UG for the sponsorship and extended appreciation to Clems High Business Solution for the excellent work done as the technology solutions provider. She also urged faculty and students to ensure the facility is well maintained. 

Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Nana Aba Appiah Amfo

Prof. Gordon A. Awandare, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Academic and Student Affairs, and Chair of the Classroom Modernisation Project, disclosed that $1Million had been donated to support the project. He noted that funding for the project are from the University, World Bank Centers of Excellence, UG Alumni, University of Ghana Business School, Friends of the University and CTLI.

Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Academic and Student Affairs, Prof. Gordon A. Awandare

The Registrar, Mrs. Emelia Agyei-Mensah, reiterated appreciation to the donors and sponsors for the successful completion of the building and appealed for support from organisations and individuals to complete the other classrooms. 

In brief remarks, Prof. Samuel Agyei-Mensah, Director, CTLI, revealed that his office was in the process of establishing a lecture-capture laboratory where faculty can record lectures for students for free.  

Mr. Robert Orraca-Tetteh of Clems High Business Solutions explained that the modernised lecture hall allows lecturers to teach from a remote location and students could login remotely to attend ongoing lectures using applications or software approved by the University. He added that the classroom allowed lectures to be recorded and stored for students to access at their convenience. 

An inside view of the refurbished lecture room

On behalf of the student body, the SRC President, Mr. Martin Gyasi Boakye in brief remarks, thanked Management for the refurbishment of the classroom. He guaranteed that together with his team, they would ensure the student body makes good use of the facility and maintain it properly. 

Present at the ceremony were representatives from the Physical Development and Municipal Services Directorate (PDMSD), Student Representative Council (SRC), staff and faculty of the University.