UG Alumni Association Sponsors Construction of First Student Hotspot Comfort Zone

Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Nana Aba Appiah Amfo planting a seedling at the project site

A sod-cutting ceremony for the construction of the first student Hotspot Comfort Zone facility, sponsored by the University of Ghana Alumni Association, has taken place.  

The first Hotspot Comfort Zone will be sited on campus, adjacent to the Maison Française Building and the Athletics Oval.  

The building plan and design was exhibited to guests at the commissioning 

The project is scheduled to begin later in May 2023 and will be completed in August 2023, just in time for the 2023/2024 academic year.  

The provision of the Hotspot Comfort Zones around the University campus where students can access washrooms and relax in-between classes will improve on students’ experience and potentially enhance their academic fortunes. Additionally, these zones will be equipped with Wi-Fi and other digital technologies to enable students make the best use of their free periods.

The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Nana Aba Appiah Amfo expressed her delight with the commencement of one of her three-pronged technology-driven initiatives. She also thanked the UG Alumni Association for funding the project.  

Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Nana Aba Appiah Amfo

“I am very excited that our distinguished Alumni under the leadership of our very first female Chair and honourable members of the Alumni Association Council have set the pace by sponsoring the construction of this Hotspot Comfort Zone. I see this as a demonstration of their loyalty, dedication and commitment. They have been very supportive of the visions and goals of their alma mater; the prestigious UG, despite the hurdles and current challenging economic season” she said.

A cross-section of guests at the Commissioning

Prof. Amfo implored students to cherish and make good use of the facility once it is completed as it will provide them with an exhilarating and gratifying experience.  

Ms. Doris Ansah, Chair of the UG Alumni Association, pointed out the Association's joy at having contributed to the University's development to becoming a prestigious institution of higher learning.  

Ms. Doris Ansah, Chair of the UG Alumni Association

She noted that numerous projects that have improved the University have been completed over the years by the Alumni Association. 

“As an Association, we are happy to contribute our widow’s mite once again When occasions like this happen and we are able to solicit for money from our cherished members to embark on a project like this to help our University, it gladdens my heart,” she noted. 

Ms. Doris Ansah also planted a seedling to signify the commencement of the Project

She reiterated the importance of students appreciating Management's efforts and properly maintaining the project for future generations.

Prof. Gordon Awandare, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (ASA), acknowledged the Alumni Association as the first organisation to break ground and begin construction of one (1) of the 15 Hotspot Comfort Zones.

Prof. Gordon Awandare, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (ASA)

“We have had several institutions that have promised to do this but the Alumni Association is the first to break the ground and put up the building. We are grateful and proud of such gesture,” he remarked.

The Vice-Chancellor, Chairman of the UG Alumni Association and Dr. Sylvia Boye, the oldest member of the UG Alumni Association, planted seedlings at the building site, in the company of other officials and guests present.

Dr. Sylvia Boye (in university cloth) being assisted to plant a seedling at the construction site

Also present at the event were: Mrs. Emelia Agyei-Mensah, Registrar; Prof. Rosina Kyerematen, Dean of Student Affairs; Dr. Elizier Ameyaw-Buronyah, Director of Public Affairs; Mrs. Lydia Anowa Nyako-Danquah, Director of Academic Affairs; and members of the UG Alumni Council.

A group photo of senior officials present at the commissioning