Ghana Baptist University Set To Obtain Presidential Charter

Story by Enock Akonnor

The Ghana Baptist University College (GBUC) on Saturday 11th June 2022 held its 13th graduation ceremony.

479 students graduated and were credited with awards of degrees and diplomas from the University of Cape Coast.

The breakdown is as follows; Business School (Degree-197, Diploma-59), School of Theology and Ministry (MAM-19, Degree-52, Diploma-48), School of Arts and Soc. Scs. Educ. (Degree-29), (Diploma-32), Graduates School (MBA-38), School of Health and Allied Sciences(Degre-5).

The school as disclosed by authorities has since its establishment graduated over 5,000 students in various disciplines including: Theology and Ministry, Accounting, Banking and Finance, Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Human Resource Management, Education, French/English and General Nursing.

“The four schools continue to make steady progress with the meagre resources available.” , President for the school Prof. Joseph Oteng-Adjei said in his address at the event.

As part of measures aimed at boosting the performance of the institution so as to meet the market needs, the President noted that GBUC per its objective for the next two years is set to apply and obtain a Presidential Charter.

“To this end, a major activity for Departments, Schools and the Council has been the restructuring of the academic programs and the provision of infrastructure to enhance academic work. While curriculum reviews are on-going, there is need to relate the programs to infrastructure development, human resources, finances, student projections and related matters”, he explained.

He indicated that authorities have gone further to procure necessary resources for faculty and staff training and development to equip them to deliver quality teaching and services to students and society.

“Arrangements are also being made for faculty to spend part of their holidays and leave periods in selected companies and organizations to gain industrial experience/insights to enhance teaching and learning. They will in turn, bring their knowledge and research experiences to bear on the work of industry. We will continue to support our administrative staff to enroll on our Masters programs and in other universities in Ghana.”

On technology, he announced that the institution has settled on putting in place reliable internet services to enable them undertake online teaching and run collaborative programs with other institutions outside Ghana.

The reason for the foregoing he noted was triggered by lessons they picked from the experience of Covid-19 with its attendant restrictions. He said that taught them the need to integrate technology into our education platform to make teaching and learning more flexible and enjoyable.

Addressing the media, Chancellor for the institution Rev. Dr. Ernest Adu-Gyamfi pleaded on government to offer support to the private universities as done to the public by offering them the needed support.

He explained that most lecturers and students at the private universities do not have access to most of the privileges enjoyed by the those within the public sector.





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