The Executive President of the Ghana Baptist Convention, Rev. Enoch Nii Narh Thompson, has been inducted as chancellor of the Ghana Baptist University College (GBUC).
He was inducted into office by the Chairman of the University Council, Prof. Michael Tagoe, at a ceremony in Kumasi last Friday. He took over from Rev. Dr. Ernest Adu-Gyamfi.
Rev Dr Ernest Adu-Gyamfi said Ghana as a developing country was faced with a lot of challenges in all sectors and the education sector was no exception.
He said accessibility to higher education in the country had been a great challenge due to the lack of modern infrastructure, accommodation, lecture rooms and inadequate staff.
Rev. Dr. Adu-Gyamfi said in order for the university to yank itself off the current challenges, the new chancellor would have to use his networks to expand accessibility.
He called on the management of the college to ensure teamwork, hard work, commitment and innovative policies to achieve its objectives.
Rev Dr Adu-Guamfi urged the management to provide the needed support and assistance to the university going forward.
The new chancellor, Rev. Enoch Nii Narh Thompson, thanked the leadership of the university for the confidence reposed in him and pledged to discharge his duty to the best of his abilities and take the university to another level.
He pledged to foster unity on all fronts and help in the expansion of the university.
The Chancellor said the university was facing financial challenges but expressed the hope that together with the university council they could work to achieve financial solvency.
Rev. Nii Narh appealed to all stakeholders to help strengthen the college while urging the government to consider ways of facilitating and helping private and mission-based tertiary institutions.
He charged the council and management of the university to work together to widen its financial base to be able to offer quality services to the public.
The chancellor gave an assurance to give students quality education as well as work with industry to meet their specific demands.