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GBUC swears in new governing council

BY: Daniel Kenu
GBUC swears in new governing council

The Ghana Baptist University College (GBUC) in Kumasi has inducted into office a 12-member governing council to build robust structures and systems to facelift the institution.

The governing council were inducted at the fifth investiture ceremony which also marked the convocation of people in the academia and church.

About GBUC

The GBUC was incorporated in March 2007 and commenced business in April the same year at its Amakom and Abuakwa campuses respectively, all in Kumasi.

It was established to be a centre of excellence for creative teaching and learning, innovative and relevant research, professional competence and Godly ethics in academic disciplines from biblical Christians worldwide.

Beyond that, it is to train and mentor men and women who will excel in influencing and impacting society through the integration of academic learning and the Christian faith.

Among its core values are discipleship, stewardship and leadership.

Charge

The chancellor of GBUC, Rev. Dr. Ernest Adu-Gyamfi, urged the council to help build systems that will make the university very vibrant in the face of global challenges.

Key among their tasks according to the Chancellor, is to assist the university to obtain a presidential charter within two years to pursue specific programmes.

Challenges

According to Rev. Dr. Adu-Gyamf the university was facing acute budgetary deficits and cash flows due to low enrolment.

He, therefore, appealed to the government for support as well as help with adequate teaching and administrative staff and information technology infrastructure.

The Chairman of the council, Prof Michael Ayitey Tagoe, expressed appreciation for the confidence reposed in the council.

Promise

He assured that the council will work hard to see improvement in the physical infrastructure, asset management and municipal services of the university.

The Chairman said the council will provide necessary directions for management to meet the desired vision and mission of GBUC.

He said the Council would continue to work hard to give the university its unique identity and ensure that the mandate of the university was met.