Works Begin on a Two-Storey Classroom Block at COLTEK

Construction works on a two-storey classroom block has begun at the College of Technology Education, Kumasi (COLTEK) of University of Education, Winneba (UEW) as a further effort towards creating space to accommodate the increasing number of students to the University.

The over GHC1.7 million project is scheduled for completion within eight months and would have capacity for 500 students at a seating with washrooms. The facility would be accessible to all persons with disability.

Handing over the construction site to the Contractor – OTENSCO Construction and Multi-Services (OCMS), the Principal of COLTEK, Prof. Frederick Sarfo appealed to the contractor to expedite pace of work on the project.

Prof. F. K. Sarfo (in blue) and other COLTEK Management members and staff in a brief meeting with contractor and his team ahead of the official handing over of the construction site

He said COLTEK had a dire need for the facility and therefore any attempt to slow down the pace of work would gravely affect the purpose for the project.

“We are ready and willing to support you in every way necessary to ease out every challenge that you might face in the course of this project. All we require of you is that you act in good faith and stay committed to complete the project even if it is ahead of schedule,” he said.

The College Registrar, Mr. Michael Kofi Adu supported the position of Prof. Sarfo by suggesting that OTENSCO considers working around the clock to pull off this project on time.

On his part, the Managing Director OCMS, Mr. Kwasi Akangua Oteng assured the University that he and his team would work tirelessly to complete the project on schedule.

Head of COLTEK's WPDO, Mr Eric Opoku Amankwah (1st Right) leading the contractor and his team as well as some staff of COLTEK to the Construction site for the official handing over ceremony

He was grateful for having been given the chance to work on the project and conceded that his performance on the project could open other opportunities in the University for him in the future.

The Works and Physical Development Office (WPDO) of COLTEK is the Consultant on the project.

Present at the brief ceremony were the Head of College Finance, Mr. Geoffrey Mensah, some staff of the University Relations Department and WPDO.

Mr. Eric Opoku Amankwah (3rd left) explains a point to the Contractor while the Principal, Prof. Sarfo and others look on