A newly constituted Presbyterian University Council has been inaugurated at a ceremony held at the Church House of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana (PCG), Accra.
The outgoing Moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, Rt. Rev. Prof. Emmanuel Martey who inaugurated the 6th Council Board expressed gratitude to the immediate past Council Members for their service to the institution over the last 3 years.
The Moderator outlined some of the noteworthy achievements the University had chalked over the past 6 years that he became the Moderator of the General Assembly and later the Chancellor of the University.
The past Board Chairperson Prof. Edwin Akonno Gyasi also briefed the new Council Members on the work his board did over the past three years and offered candid pieces of advice to the new board.
Prof. E. Akonno Gyasi also outlined the institution’s strategic plans to introduce additional campus at Abokobi in Accra and other related developments which are underway.
He revealed that the University will do better if the Presbyterian Church of Ghana supports the University with capital resource, which is the biggest challenge facing the institution now.
Prof. E. Akonno Gyasi expressed optimism that the current challenges affecting the numerical growth would be a thing of the past if the institution starts to look outside Ghana and open its doors to foreign students from the developed countries.
On behalf of the other members of the 5th Council Prof. Gyasi thanked the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, the Moderator, and the University staff for the opportunity given them to serve the Church in that respectable capacity.
Delivering an acceptance statement on behalf of the new Council, Dr. S. S. Yirenkyi, the new Council Chairperson expressed appreciation to the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana and the University Management for the opportunity to be of service to the University.
Dr. S. S. Yirenkyi assured the Church and the University that the Council would liaise with the various stakeholders of the University and the Church as a whole to ensure that their concerns are incorporated into the decision making process of the Council.
He expressed optimism that the newly-inducted council members would pick up from where the previous council left off and remain committed and dedicated to the University’s mandate to train God fearing, visionary, and leaders of integrity who will contribute positively to the society.
Members of the newly inaugurated Council are Dr. S. S. Yirenkyi, Chairperson; Rev. Prof. E. Adow Obeng, President of PUCG; Rev. Victor Okoe Abbey; Rev. Prof. C. Ansah; Mrs. Frances Adu Mante; Mrs. R. Amoako-Apenteng; Dr. Richmond Atuahene; Dr. K. Dartey-Baah; Mr. B. Ntiamoah Ntow; Mr. Kojo Osei Frimpong and Mr. J. Godfred Amissah
In attendance to the Council are Prof. Frank S. Arku, Vice President, PUCG; Mr. John Adarkwah, Director of Finance, PUCG and Mr. K. Amo Osei, Registrar, PUCG.
At the ceremony were the Clerk of General Assembly of PCG, Rev. Dr. S. Ayete Nyampong; Dr. E. O Agyenim-Boateng, Deputy Registrar, PUCG and Rev. J. Kofi Antwi, Public Relations Officer, PUCG.