The University has unveiled a Charter Monument to mark attainment of the Presidential Charter in its recognition as a full-fledged University in a grand celebration at the Okwahu Campus at Abetifi.
This status also makes the Moderator of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, Rev. Prof. J.O.Y. Mante the first Chancellor of the University. A proclamation by the Chairman of the University Council, His Lordship Justice Professor Emmanuel Nii Ashie Kotey conferred the position of Chancellor on the Moderator.
In the preliminary address of the first Chancellor of the University, Rt. Rev. Prof. Mante mentioned that the Presbyterian Church of Ghana initiated tertiary education in Ghana (Akropong College of Education) with the aim of helping young men and women to acquire holistic education of training the head, hand and heart (3H).
Briefing the gathering on the establishment of the University, he recalled the pivotal role of Okwahuman in supporting the initiative from the onset and he showed his immense appreciation for their efforts.
Rt. Rev. Prof. Mante continued that, in 2003 when the University College was established, it was the aim of the Church as well as the University College to be autonomous by the year 2013. This aim was however not actualized until the year 2020 when an application was submitted to Ghana Tertiary Education Commission (GTEC) under the leadership of Rev. Prof. Adow Obeng to begin the Charter process.
He detailed that the University College upon meeting all requirements was granted the Charter and an announcement was made to the effect in February this year. The Certificate was however presented to the University on Tuesday, August 30,2022 by the President of the Republic of Ghana, His Excellency, Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo Addo.
The Chancellor with Management of the University and General Assembly Council at the event
The Chancellor expressed gratitude to all who helped in attaining this status. “The college was able to attain this Presidential Charter status through hard work by the leadership of the College including it’s affiliate Universities such as Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST ), University of Cape Coast (UCC) and University of Ghana (UG) as well as the support of the Presbyterian Church”. He said.
Upon declaring and formally announcing the new name of the University as Presbyterian University, Ghana, the Chancellor/ Moderator, emphasized that all Presbyterians in Ghana and abroad should come together to support the University financially and through their technical know-how help lift the University to a higher enrollment status and to build a vibrant and strong Faculty.