Sarbah Hall alumni to build students' hostel (Monday, March 15, 2010, pg 38

THE Alumni Association of the Mensah Sarbah Hall (Vikings) of the
University of Ghana is to build a GH¢2.8 million students’ hostel for
the hall to ease the chronic accommodation challenges that confront
the hall.

The five-storey facility would have self-contained rooms, a library,
study rooms and common rooms.

The immediate past president of the association, Mr Kofi Dua-Adonteng,
disclosed this to the Daily Graphic at the launch of the association’s
2010 Homecoming and Flag hoisting ceremony in Accra.

Activities earmarked for the Homecoming, which ends in July, include
the Sarbah Alumni Celebrity Platform, an occasion to showcase the
achievements of distinguished alumni of the hall, play games, re-enact
some memorable events in the history of the hall, pay courtesy call on
Vikings who have become traditional rulers.

The Platform is followed by the climax of the homecoming, which is an alumni congress.

Mr Dua-Adonteng said the project, which begins next month, was being funded by the alumni with support from Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, the
Asantehene, and called on all Vikings to ensure the success of the

“It is our expectation that this project would go a long way towards ending the accommodation problems students of the hall face every
academic year,” Mr Dua-Adonteng stated.

The guest of honour, Mr Justice Samuel Marful-Sau, an alumni of the hall and a judge of the Court of Appeal, said the alumni remained
committed to changing the fortunes of the hall.

He, therefore, urged his colleagues to contribute their quota to the development of the hall and ultimately education in the country.

He stated that a number of personalities, including Dr Mohammed Ibn
Chambas, the out-gone President of the ECOWAS Commission, would mount
the celebrity platform to inspire the students to reach greater

Mr Justice Marful-Sau recounted some of the nostalgic moments of his
days at the hall and urged the students to make the best use of their

The Vice Master of the Hall, Dr (Mrs) Josephine Dzahene Quarshie,
commended the alumni for their support, which, she said, had
contributed to the development of the hall.

The Junior Common Room (JCR) President, Mr Benedict Sumah, in an
interview with the Daily Graphic, appealed for support to end erratic
power supply problems facing the hall as it was affecting academic

He said although some measures had been put in place to reduce the
water problem facing the hall, a lot more needed to be done because
the water situation was creating sanitation problems for the hall.

He said as part of measures to improve the hall’s library, which is
currently full of archaic books, some as old as 40 years, the JCR was
embarking on a project to raise funds to supply at least 1000 volumes
of books to the library.

He, therefore, appealed for public support to help the hall achieve its goals


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