The Vice Rector and Dean of Students at the Pentecost University College (PUC), Prof. Kwame Boasiako Omane Antwi, has charged leaders of various tertiary institutions in the country to instill high moral standards in students to support the fight against corruption.
He said the various institutions should not only focus on the academic needs of the students, but also include moral uprightness.
That, he said would have a positive influence on the lives of the students by helping them into becoming responsible and patriotic citizens, especially when in positions of national importance.
Prof. Boasiako said this at the media launch of the10th anniversary celebration of PUC at the school’s premises at Sowutuom, in Accra
In addition, he encouraged the institutions to provide the requisite knowledge skills training to meet the demands of the job market in order to reduce graduate unemployment in the country.
He lauded the contribution of the PUC to the growth of the education sector, indicating that the initiative of the leadership of the Pentecost church to establish the university college, by upgrading the Pentecost Bible College ten years ago, was a “bold step.”
“The vision was to empower students to serve their own generation and posterity with integrity, as well as instill in them the fear of God,” he said.
Prof. Boasiako said the university, which started with seven programmes in the 2003/2004 academic year, now runs about 32 programmes, comprising of certificate, professional, undergraduate and graduate programmes, with a current student population of 3,193.
He announced that a series of activities, including a health walk, blood donation, medical outreach, clean up exercise, public lecture, fundraising dinner and alumni homecoming concert, have been planned to mark the anniversary.
By Edem Mensah -Tsotorme