Regional News of Monday, 4 March 2013
Prof. Francis Kofi Ampanyin Allotey is calling on government to support Private Universities in the country so they can help in producing the human resource base of the country.
Prof. Allotey made the appeal at the 16th Matriculation and 8th congregation of the Catholic University College of Ghana at Fiapre, where 679 students graduated with various Degrees and Diplomas and 414 students also matriculating.
“ In view of the financial difficulties that private Universities in their infant stages face in this country , it will even be more helpful if the National Accreditation Board and the National Council for Tertiary Education can impress upon government and its agencies as such the GETFund, and the Scholarship Secretariat to offer scholarships and bursaries to academics in private Universities like the Catholic University College of Ghana to pursue PhD programmes locally and abroad,” Prof. Allotey noted.
Vice Chancellor of Catholic University College of Ghana, Professor James Hawkins Ephraim, said the University would continue to contribute her quota to the development of the country having been in existence for ten years.
“In this 10th Anniversary, our goal is to attract qualified and seasoned staff that will assist in the consolidation of the academic and administrative processes at the University. The achievement of this objective shall mark the beginning of our quest to become an autonomous institution,” Prof. Ephraim disclosed.
He also noted that the University of Ghana is considering two programmes of the University BSc. Banking, Finance, MA Religious Studies, and Pastoral Ministry for affiliation.
Prof. Ephraim called on the new graduates to show the world what they have learnt from the University. He also called on the matriculants to be studious, discipline and dress decently.
The Most Rev. Philip Naameh, Catholic Archbishop of Tamale and the Chairman of the Governing Council of the University, launched the 10th anniversary of the University which would be celebrated under the theme: “Ten Years of Holistic Catholic Education -The Experience of the Catholic University College of Ghana.”
He called on all past students of the institution to come on board to make the celebration a success.
Archbishop Naameh expressed appreciation to the CUCG affiliate and mentor institutions, the University of Ghana and the University of Cape Coast, for mentoring the university to its current status.