Last week…

Thursday, August 24, 2006

By Ruth Groenhout

This is the last week before the students arrive and the semester really begins. I’ve been to see the dormitory rooms, and they are all ready for occupancy. The students this year will be in the International Student Hostel II, a four-story building constructed last year to house the expanding population of foreign students, as well as Ghanaian students willing to pay for the luxury of a double room (rather than a room shared with five others.)
It’s built in the shape of a large square around an open central courtyard. Two facing walls contain the dormitory rooms, the other two walls contain communal bathrooms, kitchens, and utility rooms. The inside courtyard is lined with balconies, and all the student rooms above the ground floor also have private balconies. And there seems to be adequate water and reliable electricity, which is more than I can say for the house I’m living in!

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