The Catholic Diocese of Yendi has commissioned a 64-bed capacity girls’ hostel for the St. Vincent College of Education.
The project, funded by the Catholic Mission of Australia at a cost of 350,960 cedis, is to help the College decongest its female dormitory.
Started as a private College in 2016, the teacher trainee institution was absorbed by government the same year. It was named after its founder, Most Reverend Vincent Sowah, the first Bishop of the Catholic Diocese in Yendi.
Current student population stands at 384, with 137 women and 247 men.
The school runs Bachelor programmes in Primary Education, Junior High Education and Early Childhood Education.
Principal of the College, Dr Erasmus Norviewu-Mortty who received the keys to the new dormitory applauded the Catholic Diocese of Yendi for their continuous support to the College.
“The facility will not only address the accommodation challenge facing the school, but also help the school to admit more girls into the school in the 2019/2020 academic year,” he said.
He indicated that College was set up with the aim of training teachers who are willing to go to the rural areas.
Meanwhile Dr Norviewu-Mortty has lamented over the slow pace of government projects in the college, and appealed to the Minister for Education to ensure stalled projects are completed for their purposes.
Vice President of the students’ representative council, Ivy Asare thanked the Catholic Diocese for their intervention.
By Christopher Amoako|3news.com|Ghana