The management and staff of Agogo Presbyterian Women’s College of Education in Asante Akyem North Municipality have issued a warning to any unlawful or potential encroachers. Management has stated that it will utilize all legal methods to prevent developers from invading its land.
Reports has revealed that the College’s land is being used for major residential development.
The Basel Mission established the Agogo Presbyterian Women’s College of Education in 1931 to train Ghanaian female teachers for the Girls’ Middle School at the time.
The college has made major contributions to the intellectual, moral, and spiritual growth of both Ghanaians and non-Ghanaians, and can rightfully claim to be the alma mater of many women in positions of trust who are making substantial contributions to Ghana’s progress.
The College, which is located on 43 acres of land and has over 800 students, has numerous problems.
One of the most serious issues is the lack of on-campus housing for personnel.
In addition, there are an increasing number of potential students who are denied admittance to continue their studies due to a lack of classroom space and student housing.
The encroachment of private developers on the College’s territory is at the root of these issues.
Reverend Dr. Grace Sintim Adasi, the College’s Principal, has cautioned that unless the alarming rate of encroachment is promptly addressed, the College would be unable to fulfill its strategic master plan, which aims to develop the institution into a centre of excellence.
Reverend Dr. Mrs. Sintim Adasi noted that certain unscrupulous people have taken advantage of the circumstances to attack students at the College on a regular basis, particularly at night, prompting the request for immediate assistance to safeguard security in the female College of Education.