The much-talked about Nduom School of Business & Technology (NSB&T) sited in Ayensudo in the Komenda-Edina-Eguafo-Abirem (KEEA) Municipality in the Central Region, was yesterday commissioned to begin in January 2017.
The state-of-art business and technology university which sits on a 100-acre land has lecture halls, an administration block, a cafeteria, a library and an auditorium.
Portions of the school land have also been earmarked for the construction of a teaching hospital for health and allied sciences programme and the use of the facility by communities in the university’s catchment area.
In his keynote address, Vice Chancellor of the University, Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom, acknowledged some key Groupe Nduom (GN) staff members who helped in diverse ways to put up the university.
He applauded them for their architectural prowess, especially Yorke Properties, which is a subsidiary of GN, and which also saw to the building of the university.
He disclosed that the project is in three phases and that the commissioning was just to announce admission for the first batch of students for early next year.
Dr. Nduom, who is also the President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of GN, further disclosed that the second phase of the project, which includes a hospital and an ambulance service, had been launched to operate in Accra and Elmina with other parts of the country joining soon.
He indicated that a curricular on ethics will be introduced to ensure that graduates from the university apply high ethical standards in their respective fields.
The business mogul added that the university will also have the GN Centre for Learning and Development for all GN staff members.
He went on to say that the university will embark on good Christian corporate social responsibility by giving 10 per cent scholarships for new entrants through GN Foundation plus internship for students annually at GN.
Earlier, Rector of the University, Prof. James Hawkins Ephraim, revealed that the university was registered as Nduom University, but the accreditation requirements made it change to Nduom School of Business and Technology affiliated to the University of Cape Coast (UCC) by the laws of Ghana.
He mentioned that more programmes including law will be added in the subsequent phases.
“The first phase which I call, a proclamation, will deliver first class education for effective leadership. The expansion of facilities will include a graduate school ultimately to create new knowledge for the betterment of Ghana.”
For his part, Chief of Asebu, Okatakyi Dr. Amanfi VII, and Chief of Elmina, Nana Kwadwo Conduah VI, in separate remarks eulogised Dr. Nduom and prayed he wins today’s elections.
They lauded the celebrated entrepreneur and his staff members for their infrastructure impact on the people of the region, and urged the people to take advantage of the numerous jobs created by Dr. Nduom in the area to better their lives.
Story by Richard Kwasi Adjei Agyapong