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Catholic Church builds training college at Yendi

2013-09-13 16:58:33
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The chiefs and people of Dagbon Traditional Area have given the Roman Catholic Church over 50 hectares of land at Kamashie in Yendi to build a Teacher Training College of Education.

The Regent of Dagbon Kapankuya Na Yakubu Abdulai Andani made this known when he and some chiefs and elders of Dagbon paid a courtesy call on the Catholic Bishop of Yendi, Rt Rev Vincent Sowah Boi-Nai.

The Chief said his visit to the Bishop was to thank him for peace workshops and meetings held before, during and after the Supreme Court petition hearing to seek peace in the area and also to find out how far the construction of the College had gone.

He said the government alone cannot provide training colleges and that the College would admit qualified students from the area.

Na Yakubu Abdulai Andani said there are only three Teacher Training Colleges of Education in the Northern Region, one in Nanumba North District and two in Tamale Metropolitan Area and they are inadequate for students who are turned out from the senior high schools in the region.

Most Rev Boi-Nai said the College, whose construction the Catholic Church started in 2011 with support from partners in Australia, would start admitting students in the 2014/2015 academic year.

He said a 40-foot container would soon arrive in Ghana from Australia with computers and accessories and other materials for the College and for its roofing.

The Bishop prayed for peace, unity and prosperity for Dagbon and Ghana as a whole.

The Regent and the chiefs and elders also visited the 7As College of Science and Technology at Kuga in Yendi to find out when the College would start admitting students.

The Regent commended the Proprietor of the College for the efforts made to address some education problems facing the area and that the college would solve some challenges in the Eastern Corridor.

The Proprietor of the College, Mr. Nathaniel Adam Jnr, said the College comprises a Junior High School to start on September 30, the Senior High School to start in 2014 and the University will be opened in 2019 with support from 7As partners in Canada.

Mr. Adams said 60 students had been registered to start with the Junior High School on September 30.

He said GH¢980.000 had been spent on school and students of the Junior High School would also learn Science and Mathematics.

He said six classrooms, staff accommodation, boarding facilities, ICT Laboratory and mechanized boreholes have been completed for the students and the workers to occupy and appealed to the Dagbon Traditional Council to assist him with more land since the 15 hectares he bought was not enough to expand the College.

Mr Adams complained to the Regent that GH¢4,500 paid to one Kamil Gariba to fix louvre blades for the classrooms had been delayed and he had sent the case to court.


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