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Methodist University College Holds Eleventh Congregation

Rev. Prof. S.K. AgyepngFormer rector of the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), Prof. Stephen Addai, has charged government to find creative ways of assisting private Universities financially considering the important roles they play in Ghana’s educational system.

He said that industry must come on board to support higher education by putting their monies into endowment funds that will be accessible by both private and public universities as a way of ensuring quality education in the various institutions of higher learning in the country.

Speaking at the 11th congregation of the Methodist University College University Ghana held on Saturday at the school’s Dansoman campus in Accra, Prof. Addai added that government must ensure equity, fairness and reasonableness in funding higher education in Ghana.

In total, 1,561 students graduated with honorary degrees in various programs including 135 MBA and 9 MPhil Mathematics graduands.

Out of the 1,357 first degree graduands, 93 obtained First Class Honours with 279 obtaining Second Class Upper Division and 769, Second Class Lower Division. 187 graduated with Third Class Honours while the remaining 11, passes.

The Principal of the school, Very Reverend Prof. S.K. Agyepong in his address called on government to set up a fund for research and staff development which will be accessible by private universities. He added such a fund was imperative to enable dotoral degree holders to effectively teach and do research at the Private universities.
Very Reverend Prof. S.K. Agyepong advised graduands not to relent in their efforts to add more value to themselves after their degree programs but work and take advantage of opportunities to make them successful in life.
Continue with your education and add more value to yourselves. Life is what you make it and the sole acquisition of academic degrees will not make you successful in life. To be successful in lofe, you must be apt in looking for opportunities and prompt in ceasing them.
Never leave God out of any decision you take whether concerning further studies or work. The God-factor is critical to the achievement of success.

About the school

The Principal further said the school has seen tremendous improvement in its physical infrastructure in the last academic year.

“The Faculty Quadrangle Block has finally been completed and all four wings of the Quadrangle are now in full use. We now have adequate office space and lecture halls to meet current needs and also meet future demands” Prof. Agyepong said.

Delivering an address on behalf of the Minister of Education, the Director of Finance and Administration of the Ministry,Mr. Benjamin Afful said government would readily provide the requisite assistance and appropriate policies to enable educational institutions promote quality teaching and learning.

Methodist University College Ghana is a private University in Accra established in October 2000 as an institution of higher academic learning. It is an affiliate of the University of Ghana.



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