The Pentecost University College and the All Nations University College have been granted Presidential Charters making them fully-fledged Universities. This means the two institutions will now be able to award their degrees rather than rely on their affiliate Universities.
The Tertiary Institution’s regulations Act 2010, LI 1984, enjoins the National Accreditation Board to consider the following before a charter is granted; a. The length of period which shall not be less than ten (10) years within which the applicant has successfully operated under the supervision of a mentoring institution, b. The governance structure of the applicant, c. The quality of teaching, research, academic staff, and work of the applicant, d. The financial, material, and teaching facilities and resources at the disposal of or owned by the applicant and e. Other factors that the board determines to be appropriate.
At a brief ceremony to hand over the ‘Charter Certificates’ to the two Universities at the Jubilee House, today, May 28, 2020, President Akufo-Addo cautioned them to ensure they maintain existing standards that have propelled them to the status of independent institutions of higher learning.
“The Universities should, therefore, bear in mind that they will be closely monitored especially in the areas of concern outlined by the National Accreditation Board,” he said.
“As chartered institutions, I urge them to continue to improve and introduce more innovative programmes and courses that will equip their students with the requisite skills and competencies needed to develop our country and transform progressively the economy,” the President added.
The Rector of the Pentecost University, Apostle Dr. Daniel Okyere Walker, received the charter certificate on behalf of the Pentecost University while the Chairman of the Board of Governors of the All Nations University, Professor Aaron Lawson, received that of the Koforidua-based University.
In brief remarks, they both expressed gratitude to the NPP government for elevating them to full Universities.