By Bernice Bessey
The Principal of the Methodist University College (MUCG), the Very Rev. Prof. Samuel K. Adjepong, has called on the government to assist private universities to develop human resource capital base for the development of the country.
According to him, it was the desire of every government to provide quality tuition for its people, and for that matter, the private universities were playing that role to support the growth of the country.
The Principal was speaking at the 8th Congregation and the climax of the 10th Anniversary of the MUCG over the weekend in the Accra.
He further appealed to the government to establish a resource and sponsorship fund, which accredited private universities could access for research and staff development, adding, “it will go a long way to improve the quality of teaching and research in the private universities.”
The Very Rev. Prof. Samuel K. Adjepong stated that the school had initiated progrommes such as agriculture, nursing and petroleum courses at its subsidiary campuses in the country.
He added that the introduction of agriculture into the school programmes was to address some of the problems associated with farming in the country, and also create a medium for entrepreneurship.
The Principal, however, urged the grandaunts to inculcate good moral uprights, discipline, decent dressing and leadership.
A Member of the Council of State, Nii Amu Darko, on behalf of President John Evans Atta Mills, congratulated the school on the positive impact it had made to secure the human resource base of the country.
He gave the assurance that the government had plans to address some of the problems the private universities in the country were facing, but also called on the authorities of the school to open their doors to more private estate developers, to negotiate for the setting up of hostels within their vicinity, in order to make life a little bit easier for the students.
Nii Amu called on the graduands to keep the school moto as a guideline to their daily endeavours, and exhibit the values of excellence, morality and service, as they take up positions of responsibility.
This year, 906 graduated from various disciplines, with 73 passing out with first class honours, 108 second class with upper division, and 469 with lower class, 102 third class, while 73 had only pass.
45 graduands also received certificates in environment management and entrepreneurship, Christian ministry and leadership, and church music.