The Ghana Baptist University College (GBUC) in Kumasi has inducted a 12-member governing council to build robust structures and systems to facelift the institution.
The fifth investiture ceremony also marked the convocation of people in academia and the church in building a solid partnership to solve societal challenges.
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 task according to the Chancellor, is to assist the university to obtain a presidential charter within two years to pursue specific programmes.
According to Rev. Dr. Adu-Gyamf the university was facing acute budgetary deficits and cash flow challenges due to low enrollment.
He, therefore, appealed to the government for support as well as help with adequate teaching and administrative staff and information technology infrastructures.
The chairman of the council, Prof Michael Ayitey Tagoe, expressed appreciation for the confidence reposed in the council.
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.
The GBUC was incorporated in March 2007 and commenced business in April the same year at its Amakom and Abuakwa campuses 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 Christian 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.