Tuesday, 20 December 2011 08:19
The School of Agriculture and Consumer Science of the University of Ghana (UG) is collaborating with the Presbyterian University College (PUC) to establish a viable commercial agricultural entity in the Afram Plains in the Eastern Region.
Professor Daniel Asiedu, Dean of faculty of Science of UG announced this at the 5th congregation of the PUC at Akropong-Akuapem at the weekend.
Three Hundred graduates were awarded Bachelor Degree in Business Administration, Mathematics, Information and Communication Technology and Rural and Community Development.
Prof Asiedu said UG is satisfied with the performance of the PUC in their academic discourse and it is committed to strengthening the linkage with PUC by training a faculty of Business Administration, to enable the PUC to develop the human resource base of the faculty.
The Eastern Regional Minister, Dr Akyem Apea-Kubi, in a speech read on his behalf said Government is proud of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana (PCG) for contributing to national development, especially in the area of education.
He said the church has built more than 2,000 schools made up of basic schools, five Teacher Training Colleges, six vocational institutions and four universities, four hospitals and nine primary health care outreach programmes in the country.
Dr Apea-Kubi said the church will partner Government to develop the country’s human resource base.
The Moderator of the General Assembly of the PCG, Right Reverend Emmanuel Martey in a speech read on his behalf by the Clerk of the Assembly Rev Herbert Anim-Oppong, appealed to Government to support the PUC to develop its semi-rural campuses.
The Moderator noted that the outlay for running a university is so high that Government must consider the effort that the church is making to develop the human resource base of the country.
He thanked traditional councils that have supported the PCG since 1843, especially the Akuapem Traditional area in establishing educational and health centres.