The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, Rt Rev Prof Joseph Obiri Mante, has praised the Principal of Kibi Presbyterian College of Education, Rev Dr Charles Fosu-Ayarkwah, for spearheading the ongoing massive transformation taking place at the College.
Addressing a congregation ceremony at the College over the weekend, Rt Rev Prof Mante pledged the support of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana towards the ongoing infrastructural development.
Rev Dr Charles Fosu-Ayarkwah, the Principal, also expressed satisfaction at the rate of infrastructural development in the education sector.
Using his College as an example, he said the attention being given to infrastructure development by the government and other stakeholders had directly caused a surge in academic performance, and also given the College the room to admit more students.
According to him, this is what enabled the College to admit and matriculate 604 students to pursue various programmes even in the desperate times of Covid-19.
Over the weekend, the College commissioned a multi-purpose amphitheatre and a Presbyterian House, which houses two different apartments. The house was constructed with internally generated funds, and will provide accommodation for senior staff of the College.
The multi-purpose amphitheatre also houses a basketball court, a netball court and a volleyball court, with changing rooms for both players and officials.
Apart from the two projects, the College is currently building a 5-storey modern edifice, expected to be completed within the next 18 months. It will have a 200-seating library, 200-seating ICT centre, 32 offices for staff and various departments, 16 lecture halls, a seminar room and a cafeteria.
The hitherto dusty streets in the College have also been upgraded.
“The aim is to reshape this campus to look like a modern university,” the Principal stated.
Rev Dr Fosu-Ayarkwah also noted how the teaching and learning of ICT and Home Economics had been enhanced in the College as a result of the support from Gabby Asare Otchere-Darko, a private legal practitioner, and Barima Kwaku Dua, Ahenenanahene of Kyebi.
The two were honoured “for their timely efforts and valuable contributions which turned around the fortunes of the school during the hard times and the early days of the deadly coronavirus pandemic.”
Mr Otchere-Darko built for the College a state-of-the-art ICT laboratory, furnished with 41 Dell flatscreen desktop computers, air conditioners and a smart board to promote teaching and learning of ICT.
The Ahenenanahene of Kyebi also donated sewing machines, one deep freezer, kitchen sinks and eight cooking stoves to the Home Economics Department.