General News of Thursday, 22 March 2018
Vice Chancellor of Central University, Professor Bill Buenar Puplampu, has refuted a claim that the university is on the verge of collapse and for that matter, some of the staff had been laid off.
According to him, the university is doing very well and just about to start the construction of its hospital, sponsored by the International Central Gospel Church (ICGC) as well as its City Campus at Teshie in Accra.
He said, “Recent news making the rounds in the media that the university is at the verge of collapse and about to lay off more of its staff, is an untruth being peddled by some individuals for their own hidden agenda.”
Prof. Puplampu made the assertion during the tertiary institution’s 20th matriculation ceremony on Wednesday at the Miotso campus. The ceremony saw the admission of some 672 students.
The number, together with the 2,073 admitted in September last year, brings the total number of fresh students admitted in the 2017/18 academic year to 2,745.
The vice chancellor challenged them to concentrate on their studies, eschew all manner of vices and negative peer pressure and excel in their academic pursuits in order to contribute positively to the manpower needs of the nation.
He warned the new students that those who failed to attain a cumulative average grade of 1.5 after the first year, would be withdrawn from the university, adding that there is a ‘no tolerance for examination malpractice’ policy in place which must be adhered to.
According to him, the university would commence admitting students for new programmes such as BSc Planning, Doctor of Pharmacy and online ones next academic year.
The Registrar, Emil Afenyo, who administered the matriculation oath, reminded the matriculants that Central University is a Christian institution, adding that structures are in place to ensure their academic and spiritual advancement.