Methodist varsity Vice-Chancellor calls for Church-University collaboration

The newly appointed Vice-Chan­cellor of the Methodist University Ghana, Professor Philip Ebow Bondzi-Simpson, has called for the strengthening of collabo­ration between the church and the University to accelerate national development and progress.

He appealed to the church to deepen its partnership with the university and institute strategies for the growth of the university.

Prof. Bondzi-Simpson made the appeal when a delegation from the University paid a courtesy call on the Presid­ing Bishop of the Methodist Church, Most Reverend Dr Paul Kwabena Boafo, at his office in Accra on Tuesday.

The visit was to officially introduce himself to the Pre­siding Bishop, the church and management of the University after his appointment by the Council of the University as the first Vice-Chancellor of the University.

Prof. Bondzi-Simpson was accompanied by the Registrar of the University, Mr Okyere Boateng, Prof. John David K. Ekem, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, and other dignitaries.

Prof. Bondzi-Simpson ex­pressed gratitude to the church for the appointment and con­fidence reposed in him, and pledged to work to advance the mission and vision of the University.

As part of the Vice-Chan­cellor’s strategic plan, he promised to collaborate with stakeholders to work towards the financial viability of the University.

He also pledged to live by the tenets of the University’s motto of excellence, morality, and service for development, saying “We are going to work to achieve excellence, time consciousness and improve the quality of our output. We shall ensure that the University dis­tinguishes itself as a Christian University in the best tradi­tions of the people of God”.

The Presiding Bishop, Most Rev. Kwabena Boafo, welcomed the vision of the Vice-Chancellor and assured of the church’s continuous support for the development and growth of the university.

He officially introduced Prof. Bondzi-Simpson as the new Vice-Chancellor of the University to the public and stated that his appointment was another milestone for the University in achieving its aims.

Prof. Philip Ebow Bondzi-Simpson, who is an educationalist and a consultant with decades of experience to his credit and also a former Rector of GIMPA, becomes the first Vice-Chancellor of the Methodist University Gha­na after it was granted autono­my by the President last year.

The University, which was then known as the Methodist University College Ghana, would now award its degrees, diplomas, and certificates rather than through an affili­ate University as required of private Universities without a charter.


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