The Pentecost University has resumed full academic work at the Pentecost Convention Centre (PCC) at Gomoa Fetteh in the Central Region.
This was after the suspension of academic activities due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
During the closure of schools in March last year, the Church of Pentecost made the PCC available for the treatment of persons affected by the COVID-19.
However, with the reopening of schools, the Pentecost University has admitted 88 fresh students for the School of Theology, Mission and Leadership, which is operated at the PCC.
The fresh students took the matriculation oath administered by the Registrar of the university, Mr Foster Amoani.
At the ceremony to admit the students last Wednesday, the Chairman of the Church of Pentecost, Apostle Eric Kwabena Nyamekye, said the facility was safe for the students to undertake their studies.
He said although there were about 88 COVID-19 patients currently at the facility, the distance between where they resided and that of the students were far apart.
“We actually supported the government the first time we recorded the pandemic and when the country started recording the second wave, the government had to come back to us.
“The students are safe, they are about 700 metres apart with the patients,” he said.
Apostle Nyamekye said the church decided to offer its facility to the government because it was there to support humanity and do the work of God.
He also asked the students to take their academic and spiritual development seriously for their total development and not only focus on one of them.
A former Chairman of the Church of Pentecost, Apostle Dr Opoku Onyinah, said the students would be trained as ministers before they were allowed to go out to preach to the world at large.
According to him, the training of pastors was very important since it offered them the opportunity to be taken through the rudiments of what they were going to do.
In an address, the Vice Chancellor of the Pentecost University, Prof. Kwabena Agyepong-Kodua, charged the students to promote the institution’s A+ agenda
“For us to possess the nations, we need to master what we have, master what others know, and present alternatives in very compelling, spiritual and knowledgeable manner,” he told the students.
The Officer in charge of Digital Media at the university, Mr Daniel Dickson-Dedzah, urged the students to be careful with what they put on the Internet.