Philip’s Family Donates GH¢20,000 To Methodist Univ.

2The Phillips’s Family, through the District Grand Lodge of Ghana, English Constitution has presented a seed money of GH¢20,000 to the Methodist University College to create a Chair in Mathematics.

A Chair is established by universities to meet their needs for academic leadership and standing in a specific area of discipline.

The money is, therefore, meant to facilitate the creation of the Chair to be known as “JVL Philips Chair of Mathematics” at the University.

Presenting the cheque to the University authorities at a short ceremony at the University campus in Dansoman, Accra, Kow Abaka Quansah, the District Grandmaster of the Lodge said the gesture was in honour of the late JVL Phillips for his immense contribution to the establishment of the University.

He said JVL Phillips was one of the personalities who served on the Resource Mobilization Committee to mobilise resources for the University.

Mr. Quansah said JVL Phillips worked so hard to mobilise support to ensure the development of the university.

“The progress of the University is linked inextricably with JVL Phillips that is why the family wanted to keep that spirit alive through an endowment in this University “he said.

He said JVL Phillips in his lifetime also served the Freemasonry well by establishing Masonic Charities such as the Samaritan Fund to cater for the poor and needy in society.

“The late RW Bro. Dr. James Villers Legge Phillips, affectionately known as Uncle Jimmy” was an icon who was eminently admired and respected everywhere he said.

Mr. Quansah said his life was based on a principle of brotherliness, love, relief and truthfulness, virtues which cut across family, society, church and free masonry.

He said so long as Freemasonry exists in Ghana, the Lodge would galvanise support from its networks of Masonic Charities, both from national and international sources, to support the good work some of the Founding Fathers initiated. – Lawrence Markwei

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