Presby Varsity Plans PhD Programmes

Prof. Ebenezer Oduro Owusu Speaking at the Graduation

THE PRESBYTERIAN University, Ghana (PUG) has submitted two programmes for accreditation, namely, PhD in Environment and Development and MBA in Human Resource Development and Management.

Currently, the university is also developing new programmes such as PhD in Leadership and Management, MSc in Nursing, BSc in Communication Studies, MBA in Project Development and MSc in Information Communication Technology.

Professor Ebenezer Oduro Owusu, President of PUG, who disclosed this while enumerating his achievements since his appointment, at the 16th congregation and graduation ceremony organised recently, said PUG’s strides being made in the country’s educational sector followed its new charter status.

According to him, “plans are also in advance in converting the Agogo Presbyterian Hospital into a teaching hospital as a requirement for the commencement of a Medical School.”

Prof. Oduro Owusu said the Computer Engineering programme has been relocated to the Obo Site, with the curricula for BSc Automobile Engineering, Materials Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering programmes being drafted for accreditation to augment the BSc Engineering programme.

Touching on accommodation, he said designs for the single-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments for staff are ready for construction to kick start, with a total of 10 units being targeted for the first phase across the campuses.

The university, which seeks to rebrand and market itself as well as be a good fundraiser under retainership, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with KDG, a consulting firm to make its operations financially sustainable and enable it accomplish its major developmental projects.

According to PUG President, the university was doing everything humanly possible to motivate teaching and non-teaching staff to be happy at work, paying attention to implementing the recommendations of the committee of enquiry that looked into the high rate of staff resignations.

Prof. Oduro Owusu also gave a hint about a collaboration the Presbyterian University was initiating with the Oxford University for the establishment of Grants Office and joint research.

Statistically, a total of 539 students made up of 270 males and 269 females graduated and were awarded bachelor’s degree after successfully completing their programmes of study.

FROM James Quansah, Kumasi