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Vice President Bawumia Launches Construction of 200-Bed Hostel at Trinity Theological Seminary

Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has ceremonially initiated the construction of a new 200-bed hostel at the Trinity Theological Seminary in Accra. The groundbreaking event marks the beginning of a project that will see the completion of a four-storey multipurpose facility within 14 months, funded by the Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETFund).

The initiative, undertaken in collaboration with the Ghana Tertiary Education Commission (GTEC) and the Office of the Vice President, fulfills a commitment made by Dr. Bawumia to the seminary two years ago during its 76th congregation ceremony. The new hostel is expected to provide much-needed accommodation for students while also serving as a center for learning and growth.

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In his remarks, Vice President Bawumia emphasized the importance of instilling moral values in society, highlighting the role of the seminary in training future pastors to uphold these values. He expressed his vision for a Ghana where values such as honesty, discipline, and integrity are prioritized, suggesting that faith-based organizations could play a significant role in achieving this goal.

Dr. Richard Ampofo Boadu, the Administrator of GETFund, stressed the need for innovative financing mechanisms to address the complex challenges of financing tertiary education in Ghana. He encouraged both public and private tertiary institutions to explore such mechanisms to mobilize additional resources.

The Director-General of GTEC, Professor Ahmed Jinapor Abdulai, reiterated the commission’s commitment to expanding access to tertiary education in line with national, continental, and international benchmarks. He outlined a goal to achieve a gross tertiary enrollment ratio of 40% by 2030, aligning with the African Union’s agenda 2063 and the Sustainable Development Goals.

The President of the Trinity Theological Seminary, Very Rev. Prof. J. Kwabena Asamoah-Gyadu, expressed gratitude to Vice President Bawumia, GTEC, and GETFund for the initiative. He noted that the new hostel would help minimize the housing deficit at the seminary and inspire improvements in its services, strengthening the relationship between the seminary and the government.

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