President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Wednesday, August 5, 2020, commissioned the University of Environment and Sustainable Development (UESD), in Somanya, in the Eastern Region.
President Akufo-Addo, at the ceremony, stated that the University of Environment and Sustainable Development (UESD), funded through the Italian Export Credit Agency, SACE, and the German bank, Deutsche Bank, is yet another example of the nation’s commitment to providing quality education and skills training for the Ghanaian people.
He further indicated that “UESD is the first university in the country with the mandate to provide higher education, research and disseminate knowledge on matters of sustainable development, the protection of the environment, and a focus on developing agri-business.”
Phase One of the university which cost the nation €45,575,000, provided facilities including a lecture Hall for School of Natural and Environmental Science, a multi-purpose auditorium for School of Natural and Environmental Science.
Laboratory building for School of Agriculture and Agro-Entrepreneurship Development, faculty offices (administration block) for School of Agriculture and Agro-Entrepreneurship Development, Vice Chancellor’s residency, Pro-Vice Chancellors’ residency and key officers’ residencies were also provided in Phase One.
At the ceremony, the President also cut the sod for the commencement of construction of Phase Two of the University.
Phase Two of the university which is valued at €49,891,098.00 will provide facilities including lecture halls, main library, laboratory, football pitch, handball/basketball court, badminton court, tennis court, and a tartan track.
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