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Regional News of Monday, 25 January 2016

Source: Daily Guide

Golden Sunbeam College inaugurates Governing Council

The Golden Sunbeam International College of Science & Technology (GSICST), one of the fastest growing private universities in Ghana on Friday inaugurated and inducted the governing council and president at its Ayikuma campus, near Dodowa.

The 11-member Governing Council chaired by Professor Edward S Ayensu, economist, scientist and former chairman of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Ghana and Prince Kofi Amoabeng of UT bank fame comprises of Dr Isabella Sagoe Sam, head maternal, child health, Ministry of Health, HE

Mr Hanson Hall, former Ghana Ambassador to Israel, Dr BDRT Annan, senior lecturer University of Ghana Medical School, Dr Jonathan Adjimani, senior lecturer University of Ghana, Biochemistry.

The rest are Mr Christian T Sottie, former controller and Accountant General, Mr K. Ohene Obeng former Deputy Registrar General, ING Emmanuel Ohene Opare senior, founder, former assistant Commissioner, CEPS, Monica Ohene Opare, Co-founder, Director of Golden Sunbeam Schools and Emmanuel Ohene Opare Jnr., president GSICST.

In his acceptance speech, the president said “The solutions to the challenges of our country Ghana, rests with every Ghanaian.

“We must move our focus of education from letter grades and acquisition of certificates to education which creates results.

“l strongly believe that our independent capabilities as a university, coupled with meaningful collaborations with other universities, will lift Ghana out of obscurity when we work together.”

With a vision to become a preferred tertiary institutions and the model for providing a breakthrough for real learning and real growth for learners in Ghana, the school seeks to bridge the gap between theory and practice.

And with a mission to harness the innovative capacity of learners and pioneer Ghana's steps towards self reliance, the University, an accredited institution of higher learning which officially begins operation on February 15 offers Diploma and Degree programs like nursing, Agri business processing technology etc.

Professor Ayensu pointed out that “ This venture is an enterprise. Education should be part of the productive sector of the economy.

“Our Finance Minister place little premium on education, hence little attention on education. We are not training a lot of people to man our economy.

“The situation is worrying, sometime ago, Ghana was investing more in education than USA, and it paid off. I am happy the University combines theory and practical.”

Mrs Monica Ohene Opare, founder of the school expressed the believe that change is imminent, starting with one class room at a time.

It was Judge Ruby Ayittey, who stood in for Georgina Theodora Wood, Chief Justice who swore in the Council and the president.