Chaplain of Presbyterian University College, Ghana inducted into office

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Rev. Dr. Frank Adu has been inducted into office as the Chaplain of the Presbyterian University College, Ghana (PUCG) in a service held on Sunday, 9th May, 2021 at Ramseyer Congregation of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana.

The Kwahu Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana (PCG) organized the Induction Service in conjunction with the PUCG. Rev. Dr. Frank Adu becomes the third Chaplain of the University.

Rev, Enoch Kofi Obuobi

In his address on the theme “Equip yourself for the Lord’s work,” the Chairperson of the Okwahu Presbytery of the PCG, Rev. Enoch Kofi Obuobi implored the University to resource the Chaplain to be able to carry out his mandate well.

He said the PCG’s educational philosophy of training the head, heart and hand is key to transforming society of corruption, poor work ethics, lack of respect for authority and elders and the destruction of the environment.

Rev Dr Frank Adu and the wife at the induction service

“What I do not want to see is the University compromising on the values and principles of God espoused by the Church. Then PUCG becomes just like any other circular universities. If that happens, then the University would have lost focus of the very goal for which it was established,” Rev. Obuobi posited.

“The graduates of PUCG must be unique of their attitudes and that would need the efforts of the Chaplaincy Centre to inculcate in students godly values and principles,” he said.

Rev. Enoch Kofi Obuobi noted that though the challenge is huge, the PCG is relying on the Chaplain to fulfil this mandate of the University. He therefore called for the support of all and sundry.

Vice President of PUCG, Prof. Frank Arku (3rd from right) welcoming the Chaplain to the University community. He is flanked by some members of the Chaplaincy Committee.

Addressing the gathering, Rev. Dr. Frank Adu thanked the Moderator of the General Assembly, Rt. Rev. Prof. J. O. Y. Mante and the Clerk of the General Assembly, Rev. Dr. G. N. N. Odonkor for the trust repose in him on his appointment as the Chaplain of PUCG.

He thanked the Chairperson of the Kwahu Presbytery, Rev. E. K. Obuobi, for his support to him and his family. He expressed appreciation to the President of PUCG, Rev. Prof. Emmanuel Adow Obeng and the University Management for the support given him.

Admitting the huge nature of the task ahead, Rev. Dr. Frank Adu called for the support of everyone to achieve the mandate of the Chaplaincy Centre.

Rev. Dr. Frank Adu and his family at the service

“The task ahead is indeed huge, especially in an era where university students consider themselves as adults and therefore have the right to make choices at free will. Where they feel that they must decide what is good for them and no one else. But they must not forget that such rights come with responsibility,” he said.

“The challenge therefore is to be able to instill in them this sense of responsibility so that they become relevant to the transforming society,” the Chaplain argued.   

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