POJOBA 2000-year group cuts sods for the construction of Innovation Incubation Centre


The 2000-year group of Pope John Senior High School and Junior Seminary in the Eastern Region has cut sod for the construction of an Innovation Incubation Centre.

The centre is designed to be a hub for collaboration, experimentation, and learning, providing students with the resources and tools they need to advance their work and prepare them for a promising future.

The project is estimated to cost about US$300,000 and is expected to be completed within two years.

At the sod-cutting ceremony, a member of the Project Committee, Dr. Michael Ankama Bekoe noted that the Center will be a cutting-edge facility, fostering scientific study, innovation, and entrepreneurship among students.

He noted that it will offer classrooms, labs, and interactive exhibits, promoting hands-on learning and inspiring interest in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields.

Dr. Ankama Bekoe added that it will be equipped with sustainable features, including energy efficiency and waste reduction.

For his part, the President of the POJOBA 2000-year group, Kwadwo Asare, expressed the group’s commitment to the Legacy Project.

He said beyond erecting a building, their focus lies in empowering future generations of POJOSS students and graduates to excel in innovation and problem-solving across various fields.

He reiterated that the state-of-the-art facilities will foster creativity and skill development in science, technology, engineering, and the arts.

“With the construction of this Innovation Incubation Centre, we are convinced it will provide the necessary state-of-the-art facilities including modern computers, video conferencing room, internet connectivity, digital library equipment installed with Artificial Intelligence, robotics, coding and data analytics tools among other facilities.

“Additionally, with the school management and teachers continuously organising physical and virtual training and interactive sessions at the Centre with support from experts, academia and industry players, we believe this will lead to a new phase of nurturing and growing talents and innovators who will develop innovations that will be commercially viable and globally competitive,” he said.

“The POJOBA 2000 Members will be keenly interested in the progress of this Project after today’s sod-cutting and will certainly scale up the financial muscle to complete this iconic edifice within the stipulated period,” he added.

Headmaster of the School, Rev. Fr. Benjamin Opoku Ohene expressed excitement about the initiative noting that “when completed will inure to the benefits of students and even staff and it will facilitate the vision of the school thus to educate and produce globally competitive lifelong learning human resources and distinguished Catholic clergymen”.

He urged other alumni groups of the school to lend their support towards the Legacy Project and at large, the school, noting the urgent need for essential teaching and learning materials.

The 2000-year group also took the opportunity to present street lights to the school.

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