EP University to start five more schools

The Evangelical Presbyterian University College (EPUC) is developing curricula towards adding five more schools to the existing ones in Business and Theology.

The Reverend Dr Cyril G.K. Fayose, President of the University College announced this at its sixth Matriculation and third Congregation in Ho on Saturday.

The proposed schools would be for Social Sciences, Education, Computer Science, Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, Modern Languages and African Music and Dance.

Dr Fayose said, “work on most of these programmes have reached advanced stages” for submission for “accreditation before the next institutional re-accreditation in 2014.”

He said the University College is “in good standing as far as accreditation of the University College and academic programs are concerned.”

Dr Fayose said the University College has established a quality Assurance Unit to keep, monitor and evaluate its academic records.

He called on experienced academics to come to the aid of the University College to make up for “the shortfall of experienced faculty.”

Dr Fayose invited financiers, funding agencies, estate developers, construction companies, individuals, groups and organisations to come and build structures on its 122 acres land at Adaklu-Wumenu on “a build, operate and transfer (BOT) basis.

He said the University College’s 66 acre land at Gbleve near the Volta Regional Hospital is proposed to be developed into a School of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, Agriculture Research Station and Biogas Centre.

He said the University College’s total enrolment stands at 1500 in 2012/2013 from 54 at its inception a few years back, “a vindication of the call for a University in the Volta Region.”

Professor Joseph Ghartey, Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cape Coast (UCC) to which the EPUC is affiliated urged fresh students to the University College to “reflect both the EPUC and the UCC.”

“You must conduct yourselves in a disciplined and conscientious manner.”

To the graduating students he expressed the hope “that you will go out and impact positively wherever you may find yourselves.”

Source: GNA

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