The Pan-African Christian University College (PACUC), yesterday, signed an Affiliation Contract and a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the University of Cape Coast (UCC) for UCC to continue as its training provider.


Under the MoU, the UCC will be responsible for the certification of students of the PACUC and ensuring that standards are maintained. Contents of the agreement document are on quality assurance issues regarding students’ intake, academic progression, examinations and institutional quality.


Also contained in the documents are obligations of both mentor and mentee institutions. The agreement also endorses the fact that PACUC will like to continue its long-term relationship with UCC and the value that it places on the engagement.


The Pomadze-Winneba-Junction-based first private university college runs programmes leading to the award of a Bachelor’s Degree in Accountancy, Marketing Management, Banking and Finance, Human Resource, Biblical Studies.


Prof. Domwini Dabire Kuupole, Vice Chancellor of UCC, who signed on behalf of UCC, said the documents were meant to strengthen the partnership that existed between the two institutions and also emphasize standards that should be met for the benefit of the students and the communities they served.


Prof. Kuupole said he had outlined detailed scheduled visits to all UCC-affiliated institutions to enable him  have interactions with them on issues of common interest as well as get to know their concerns in running the universities and colleges, and managing the demands of affiliation.


The President of PACUC, Prof. Kwame Osei Safo, who signed for the college, thanked the University of Cape Coast for preserving the affiliation status of the college, noting that for almost a decade, UCC had been at the forefront of providing programmes affiliation to PACUC.


Prof. Safo expressed concern about the stiff competition being faced by private universities for student intake, adding that due to high cost of maintaining students, staff and institutional facilities, private universities were compelled to charge fees commensurate to these obligations, a situation which, he said, had affected the public’s interest in accessing higher education from the private tertiary institutions.


He noted, however, that as a caring Christian institution, PACUC offered percentage scholarships to deserving students who applied for it.


Prof. Safo identified the strengths of PACUC as its serene and well-planned location, well-qualified and experienced faculty members, a flexible fee payment plan and smaller classes that allow enhanced interaction between lecturers and their students.


Present at the event included the Registrar of the PACUC, Mrs. Matilda Akwaa-Mensah, Mr. Jeff Teye Onyame, Deputy Registar, Academic Affairs, UCC and Rev. Prof. B. A Ntreh, Chairman of Committee on Institutional Affiliation, UCC.


The others were Mr Justice Boateng, member of the Committee on Institutional Affiliation (UCC), Mr Fredrick Attbra, Head of Business School, PACUC, and Mr Abedu Bentsi , Finance Officer, PACUC.


Source: ISD (G.D. Zaney)

Created: 09 July 2015
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