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General News of Tuesday, 5 August 2008

Source: GNA

Anglican University College of Technology launched

Accra, Aug. 5, GNA - The international launch of the Anglican

University College of Technology of Ghana took place at the week

end at the Canterbury Campus of the University of Kent on the

fringes of the Lambert Conference and synod of the Anglican

Communion. Speaking to an audience made up of mainly Ghanaian clergy and

officials of the Ghana High Commission in the United Kingdom,

Professor Marian Ewurama Addy, President of the College, said the

College would be a technical, ICT-based institution, using primarily

e-learning methods for teaching. A statement issued in Accra on Tuesday by the Ghana High

Commission in the UK said it would be geared towards producing

graduates for the manufacturing industries for value addition and

production Professor Addy said values that would characterise the

graduates would be based on ideals of Christianity including

discipline, altruism, moral uprightness, truthfulness, patriotism as

well as innovativeness. Professor Addy said the University would be owned by the

Anglican Church of Ghana whose involvement in the educational

system in Ghana dates back to 1750. In a homily, the Archbishop of the Province of West Africa and

the Bishop of Accra, Rt. Rev. Justice Ofei Akrofi invited Ghanaians

and friends of Ghana to invest in the University so that at the end of

the day, God's name will be glorified. The University, according to

Bishop Akrofi, would commence full academic business in

September 2009. In another development, the paramount chief of Chirano

Traditional Area, Okogyeman Kwaku Gyamprah III has paid a

courtesy call on Mr Annan Cato, Ghana' High Commissioner to the

UK and Ireland. Okogyeman Gyamprah, who was in the UK at the invitation of

Chirano citizens resident in the UK and Ireland, informed Mr Cato

that besides the visit to his subjects, he was in the UK to look for

investors to exploit the vast gold resources the area was endowed

with. He said he would also welcome investors who would want to go

into large scale mechanised farming both for the local and foreign

markets and invited Mr Annan Cato to assist in that direction. Mr Cato assured him that his office would readily support him

and his traditional area to realise the objectives they have set for