KNUST Vice-Chancellor Prof Rita Dickson Opens Renovated Changing Rooms For Sports

The Vice-Chancellor of KNUST, Professor (Mrs.) Rita Akosua Dickson and members of staff. Photo credit: KNUST

The Paa Joe Sports Stadium at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology is one of the most advanced univerity owned sports facilities in the country.

This stadium is equipped with a football pitch, a volleyball and basketball court, a tennis court, and tracks for athletes and many games.

Most of the games held at KNUST are organized in the stadium. It has a place where spectators can sit.

For the athletes who would be engaging in the sporting activities, the changing rooms are one of the most essential facilities in the stadium.

As a result, when it got out of shape, it became necearry to fix it.

The management of the university has just handed over the renovated changing rooms for the students to use.

It comes with a complete washroom, and toilet facilities for athletes to freshen up after a session.

Toilet facility. Photo credit: KNUST
Washroom. Photo credit: KNUST

Then it has a wide space as a changing room.

Changing room. Photo credit: KNUST

The renovated changing rooms was commissioned by the Vice-Chancellor of KNUST, Professor Rita Akosua Dickson.

The Paa Joe Stadium is special to the KNUST community.

The University Stadium which is commonly refered to as Paa Joe Stadium was named after the first director of sports of the then Kumasi College of Technology (KCT) now Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), the late Arthur Hercules Ratnadurai Joseph, popularly known as Paa Joe.

Paa Joe
Monument in honour and in memory of the late Arthur Hercules Ratnadurai Joseph (Paa Joe), the first director of sports, KCT

The late Arthur Joseph served as the first director of sports of the KCT between 19522- 1957 and also the first warden between 1955 to 1957.

The late H. R. Joseph, “Paa Joe”, was also the first senior sports master of the Achimota College from 1926 to 1949 and was the Former Secretary to the Gold Coast and Ghana Amateur Sports Council. 

Source: Kuulpeeps.com

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