The vice President of the Republic of Ghana, His Excellency Kwesi Amissah-Arthur has commissioned the ‘Amissah Arthur language Centre at the University of Cape Coast, a facility that is intended to serve the language departments within the faculty of Arts.
Speaking at the opening ceremony, the Vice President advised the university authorities to adopt proper maintenance culture in order to ensure the long existence and effective operation of the facility.
“while we do this, we also ask the university to help develop a culture that is non-existent in a large measure in our country, — a culture of maintenance. And I hope that once this thing is done, new and fresh, we will continue to keep it fresh, freshen it as we go along: both the building and the equipment so that the life will be prolong and many more people will benefit from it.”, he said.
In an exclusive interview with the Faculty of Arts officer, Mr. Alexander Opoku-Danso, he indicated that the Amissah Arthur language laboratory contains 18 rooms which has a lecture theatre, 2 conference rooms, 1 auditorium, 1 library, 6 laboratories furnished with modern equipments, office for students’ support services, a restaurant, office for Alliance Francais and an office for the Confucius Institute.
Mr. Alexander Opoku-Danso also indicated that the facility is expected to house the Department of Communication Studies, Department of English, Department of Ghanaian and Linguistics and the Department of French.
In Attendance were the Central Regional Minister, Hon. Kweku Ricketts-Hagan; the Pro Vice-Chancellor, Nana Sam Brew-Butler; the Vice Chancellor, Prof. D. D. Kuupole; the provost of the college of humanities and legal studies, Prof. Dora Adu Buandoh; and some senior members from the Bank of Ghana.
Dr. Eric Opoku Mensah, head of the Department of Communication Studies, acted as the MC for the event.
Story by: Opoku-Agyemang Isaac and Kakra Ekow Mensah