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Amedzofe College of Education grappling with infrastructural deficit

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The Evangelical Presbyterian College of Education at Amedzofe (AMECO) in the Ho West District is still grappling with infrastructural deficit after 75 years of its establishment.

Most of the infrastructure at the College have deteriorated and have not undergone massive rehabilitation since the Bremen Mission established the College over seven decades ago.

At the launch of its 75th-anniversary celebration in Ho, the Principal of the College, Dr Dickson Tsey said though the College has produced quality human resources who are contributing to the development of the country in all spheres of the economy, the college is yet to receive a significant facelift.

He added that the infrastructural deficit impedes the smooth operations of the College since management has been improvising over the years to accommodate the growing students and staff population.

“I am sad to mention that the College is still making use of the old dilapidated structures bequeathed to it by the founding fathers. They include the administration block, classrooms, halls of residence, dining assembly halls, among others. Since 75 years ago, I regret to say that only the library and one classroom block on the main campus has been added,” Dr Tsey lamented.

He said apart from the newly integrated colleges of education, AMECO remains the least developed among the old Colleges of Education in the country.

Dr Tsey, therefore, appealed to the government to salvage the situation.

The Deputy Education Minister, Gifty Twum Ampofo, who was the guest speaker of the 75th-anniversary launch occasion, pledged to ensure that urgent steps are taken to deal with the infrastructural challenges at AMECO.

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