Presby University inaugurates new Council
The Right-Reverend Professor Emmanuel Martey, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, has inaugurated the 5th Presbyterian University College Council at Akropong.
The Council now has Professor Edwin Akonno Gyasi from the University of Ghana, as its Chairman while members included Professor Kofi Sraku-Lartey, President of the University, Mr Felix Nyarko-Pong, Mr Africanus Anane, Professor K. Domfeh, and Mr Emmanuel Osei Kumi.
Other members were Rev Dr Effah Ababio, Mr Mark Oliver Kevor, Professor Afua Adwo Jectey Hesse, Mr Patrick S.M. Koranteng and Mrs Hilda Nyankomah.
Inaugurating the Council, Rev Prof Martey commended the outgoing Council for the good work done to bring the University to its current state.
He urged the incoming Council to continue from where they left in order to position the University in an enviable state.
Rev Prof Martey urged the Council and the management to collaborate with each other to add more courses such as Law and Theology to the existing ones.
Professor Sraku-Lartey, President of the University, said the University currently runs a four-year Nursing and Physician Assistant programme at the Asante Akyem Campus at Agogo and its pioneering students would graduate this year.
He said the University, which started in 2003 with 55 students, now has a population of 2,300 drawn from all the West African countries and that by the end of this year the students’ population would move to about 3000.
Professor Sraku-Lartey said contrary to the assertion that private universities offered only the social sciences or humanities the University was seriously promoting the balanced pursuit of the humanities and the sciences.
Prof Sraku-Lartey said the University currently offers nine programmes, five of which are in the physical and applied sciences.
He said programmes at the University had been designed to provide a strong educational foundation in management, the use of current Information and Communication Technology, mathematics and environmental studies for students.
The Chairman of the outgoing Council, Mr Sam Okudjeto, thanked the Presbyterian Church of Ghana for the opportunity given him to serve on the Council saying he would continue to support the progress of the University.
The Chairman of the new Council, Prof Gyasi assured that they would do their best to move the University to a higher height.