President of the Presbyterian University College, Ghana (PUCG), Prof. Ebenezer Oduro Owusu paid a courtesy call on some opinion leaders in the Kwahu traditional area. He was joined by some members of Management.
The meeting with the opinion leaders afforded the President the opportunity to introduce himself to them upon his appointment as President of PUCG, to seek their support and collaboration concerning matters such as admissions and advertisement of the University and its general development.
The Kwahu Presbytery
The President and his Team met the Presbytery Chairperson, Rev. Enoch Obuobi and his officers to formally introduce himself to the Presbytery.
Welcoming the President and his team, the Chairperson assured the University of the Presbytery’s maximum support. However, the Chairperson advised that being a faith-based University, examinations and lectures should not be fixed on Sundays, as had sometimes been the case.
Rev. Enoch Obuobi also requested the University Management to review the implementation of the rebate policy and make it more effective and efficient so that every Presbyterian offering a programme at the University can benefit from the facility. He promised that the Presbytery will encourage its members to consider PUCG as their choice of tertiary institution.
The President thanked the Presbytery for the warm reception accorded them and promised that issues about the rebate and fixing of examinations and lectures on Sunday will be dealt with appropriately to form part of PUCG’s unique brand.
The President further called upon the Church to consider instituting scholarships for its members to enroll at PUCG. He added that the University would contact the Church anytime it needed its support.
Office of the MCE, Kwahu East
The District Chief Executive (DCE), Hon. Isaac Agyapong, welcomed the President and his team to his office. He thanked them for the visit and hoped the interaction between the two institutions would be strengthened for the benefits of both.
Hon. Isaac Agyapong, who is an alumnus of PUCG assured the President, of the Assembly’s preparedness to support the University whenever the need arises, provided such requests would be in the capacity of the Assembly.
The President, Prof. Ebenezer Oduro Owusu indicated that the University needed collaboration with the Assembly and stated that what the University currently needs is an improvement in student enrolment as well as its infrastructure. He therefore, called on the DCE to assist by advertising the University to his people and encouraging them to make PUCG their choice of tertiary institution.
The District Police Command
Receiving the Team from PUCG to his office, the Abetifi District Police Commander welcomed the President of the University and congratulated him on his appointment.
The Commander indicated that the police are always prepared to offer security. He however, explained that due to problem of logistics, the University should occasionally assist the police with some logistics such as fuel to aid in the provision of security for the University. He promised that the Police would always be at the service of the University.
The President thanked the Commander for his preparedness to assist the University in terms of security. He assured that the University would always work closely with the police, especially in dealing with students and their security as well as picking intelligence reports.
The President asked the Police Commander to encourage his men to take advantage of the
opportunities provided by the University and upgrade themselves.
Office of the MCE, Kwahu West
The Municipal Chief Executive of the Kwahu West Assembly, Hon. Yaw Owusu Addo, welcoming the PUCG Team to his office said he was grateful the University seeks collaboration with the Assembly and assured that his outfit would give positive consideration to the request.
Hon. Yaw Owusu Addo intimated that while the University take steps to add on to its demand-driven programmes, it should also take advantage of the serene atmosphere and cool climate of Abetifi and other campuses to make the University an enviable centre of excellence.
The President, Prof. Oduro Owusu also expressed gratitude to the MCE for his assurances and requested that the MCE uses his office to advertise the University and continue to encourage his people to select PUCG as their choice for tertiary education.
He called for the assistance of the Assembly in the University’s quest to make PUCG a centre of attraction on the Ridge. The President added that the University plans to mount some adult courses as well as courses for artisans. The President urged the Assembly to support such programmes and enroll on them when they are mounted.