Baptist Varsity unhappy with Payment affiliation fees in US$

Rev. Enoch Thompson, the newly appointed Vice Chancellor of the Ghana Baptist University College (GBUC) has appealed to the government to consider ways of facilitating favourable operations of private and mission-based tertiary institutions.

He made reference to the current Dollar-Cedi exchange rates which needs urgent consideration.

The VC bemoaned the practice of the payment of affiliation and other fees quoted in United States Dollars at the Universities and called for its annulment.

Speaking at his investiture as the third Vice Chancellor of the University, Rev. Thompson, conscious of the financial challenges facing the University, stated that management and University Council would work to achieve financial solvency for the University College to enhance their commitment as a Convention to assist both Church and the larger society by generating human capital, which he said fall in line with two of the major objectives of his strategic vision as President of the Convention.

He called on Baptist Churches, individual church members, businesses and anyone who can help in any way to consider coming alongside the efforts to strengthen the University College.

The Vice Chancellor revealed that the Ghana Baptist University College shall be marked by an aggressive resource mobilisation and a prudent financial management, as two faces of the same coin.

He suggested that the Council and Management work with the Convention to widen the financial base of the University College, to be able to offer quality services that befit a Christian university.

According to him, as they work collectively to achieve financial solvency, they will also focus on human resource development, as a matter of necessity, and invest in human capital development.

He said their faculty and staff must be trained and equipped with the requisite skills critical for the 21st Century world of work.

The new VC also entreated the Ghana Baptist University to be open to new ways of doing things, adding that Technology should be the driving force if they are to compete in the globalised world.

He stressed the need to equip their students with quality education and ensure

that their programmes are fit for purpose.

Rev. Thompson stressed the need for the University to create a congenial learning environment for the students to enable them strive to provide a well-stocked library and a cutting-edge computer laboratory that students can rely on for their studies.

According to him, student satisfaction would help maintain strong links as alumni, and serve as agents to market the institution when they eventually exit from the college.


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