Constructing the first phase of our permanent campus has been an interesting and fascinating journey. However, the contruction process is almost done. Since September, 2019 our students, faculty and staff have been using the new facility to its fullest capacity. Our new location has indeed given our students, faculty and staff the most convenient environment for teaching and learning. It has indeed given us the opportunity to provide the kind of liberal arts education we have always envisioned for our students in Ghana. Without a doubt our relocating to our new campus has enabled us to make significant progress in the Institutional Accreditation process with the National Accreditation Board (NAB) and have aided our quest for Institutional Affiliation with the University of Cape Coast (UCC). Securing Institutional Accreditation and Affiliation will give us the opportunity to run three (3) and four (4) Year Degree Programs at Palm Institute. We are very thankful for how far we have come. However, we have a few outstanding projects to finish in order to finally complete the first phase of our permanent campus. The following are the projects:
Streets Lights: We need to purchase and set up street lights to light up the campus at night to enable our students, staff and faculty travel safely at night to their various individual destinations. It gets really dark at night here on campus and students; staff and faculty find it difficulty walking around and leaving campus on foot. The cost of purchasing and fixing the street lights is $6,580.
Connection to Ghana Water Company: Our campus is currently not connected to the main water source of the country. We currently use a borehole for flashing toilets, washing of dishes and watering of gardens and plants. We need to connect to a potable water source for students, staff and faculty to use. The cost of connecting to Ghana Water Company is $12,272.
Rain Water Harvesting (rain gutters & pipes): Instead of relying on the national source of water supply for watering plants and gardens, we plan on harvesting rain water throughout the year for such purposes. The cost of purchasing and fixing the gutters and pipes for the rain water harvesting is $5,227.
Parking Lot: The parking lot for the initial phase of the campus is unfinished. We would appreciate completing the parking lot. We need 145,000 piece of pavement blocks, about 10 trip of Quarry Dust, 5 trips of River Sand, 10 rolls of large polytene materials for the flloors and cost of paying the workers who would construct the partking lot. The cost of completing the parking lot is $25,000.
Kindly support Palm Institute through NAPE Foundation by donating towards any of the above projects. We are extremely grateful for your continued support.
Dr. Peter Carlos Okantey
Unfinished parking lot
Feb 12, 2019
Profile of our 3rd Valedictorian
By Anita Asamoah - Assistant Project Lead
Abraham, a beneficiary of NAPE Foundation
Abraham pursued a Diploma in Computerized Accounting at Palm Institute. After completing secondary school, he was eager to further his education but did not have financial support. Because of this, Abraham worked as a security guard to save money to pursue higher education. He heard about NAPE Foundation, had the opportunity to meet Dr. Okantey and enrolled in Palm Institute.
Abraham feels that the education he received at Palm Institute helped improve his confidence level and boldness. Abraham stated,“The open and committed faculty always go the extra mile to bring out the best in us. Palm Institute has instilled in me a tremendous fire, a passion for life, and a desire to make the world in which I live better.” He intends to further his education and start a business of his own one day to help support others like him who are in need.
December 15th was a memorable day for Palm Institute, as the 3rd Commencement Ceremony was held at the new campus in Manya Jorpanya in Shai Hills. Twenty-six students were awarded with Diplomas in Business Administration, Banking Technology & Accounting, Computerized Accounting, Procurement & Materials Management and Agribusiness & Finance. The event was attended by students and their families; faculty, staff and Board Members of Palm Institute; traditional leaders and distinguished guests.
The CEO of IFS Financial Services was the guest speaker and he spoke on the theme, “Positioning Our Liberal Arts Graduates for the Job Market.” He urged the students to be strong and positive about their abilities and chances of success.
The President & Founder of Palm Institute, encouraged the graduates to continue to be self-disciplined to develop and maintain the desired qualities of effective leadership needed to drive Ghana and Africa to its desired future.
Multiple students were presented with awards for academic excellence.