Anglican University Council Inaugurated

By Cephas Larbi

By Cephas Larbi

Council members pose with Samuel Ablakwa (2nd left)

The Anglican University College of Technology (ANGUTECH) has inaugurated a 12-member council to steer the affairs of the College.

The council is expected to approve new programmes for the university and assist in the annual evaluation of deans. Additionally, it will facilitate communication between the institution and the community.

The 12 members were sworn into office by a High Court judge and Chancellor of Accra Diocese, Mrs. Justice Sophia Rosetta Bernasko-Essah.

The council is chaired by Mr. Daniel M.A. Owiredu, Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Office of Golden Star Resources, with Most Rev. Prof. Daniel Yinkah-Sarfo and Prof. Albert Addo-Quaye as the Chancellor and President of the university respectively.

Other council members are Justice (Mrs.) Sophia Adinyira, a retired Supreme Court Judge; Rt. Rev. Dr. Festus Yeboah-Nuamah; Mrs. Georgia Lartey, educationist; Rt. Rev. Dr. Cyril Ben-Smith and Mr. Benjamin Ayittey-Okine, IT expert.

The rest are Rev. Canon Samuel Lanquaye Lamptey; Mr. Dennis Donkor, construction technologist; and Rev. Canon Clement Azure.

Most Rev. Prof. Daniel Yinkah-Sarfo Chancellor of ANGUTECH, said the university’s aim is to train high level science and technology resource persons in a holistic manner and conduct innovative research to provide for the technological skills and extension services for the country.

He said the idea to set up a tertiary education institution by the Anglican Church was mooted in May 1999.

Prof. Yinkah-Sarfo said subsequently, a Central Implementation Committee, chaired by the late Prof. Marian Ewurama Addy, was formed which saw the university established, operating its first campus at Nkoranza, Brong-Ahafo Region.

The Chancellor charged the council to adopt innovative ways of generating funds internally to expand the institution instead of relying on donations from outside.

Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, Deputy Minister of Education, in-charge of tertiary education, commended the Anglican Church for its outstanding history of providing education of excellence.

The long-held values of the church, he charged, should be brought to bear on students of ANGUTECH. This, he believed, would help churn out ‘engineers who will not cut corners and doctors who will value human life’.

The Anglican University College of Technology admitted its first batch of students in October 2013.

It runs courses in BSc. General Agriculture; BSc. Agric. Engineering; BSc. Soil and Water Engineering; BSc. Community Medicine and Health; BSc. Health Information Management; and B.A. Development and Management.

By Cephas Larbi
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