President Akufo-Addo has granted Presidential Charters to the Pentecost University College and the All Nations University College, making them fully fledge Universities that will now be able to award their own degrees rather than through an affiliate University as all private Universities are required to do until they receive a charter.

Addressing a brief presentation ceremony of the “Charter Certificates” to the deserving Universities at the Jubilee House, today the 28th of May 2020, President Akufo-Addo cautioned the new independent Universities to ensure that they maintain the standards that has propelled them to the status of independent institutions of higher learning.

President Akufo-Addo indicated that Pentecost University and the All Nations University have met the stringent requirements under regulation 20, clause 2, of the tertiary institutions regulations, 2010, LI 1984, “which enjoins the 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 if 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 determined to be appropriate”.

“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” President Akufo-Addo said.

“As chartered institutions, i urge them to continue to improve and introduce more innovative programmes and course that will equip their students with the requisite skills and competencies needed to develop our country and transform progressively the economy” the President added.

Receiving Institutions

Apostle Dr. Daniel Okyere Walker, the Rector of the Pentecost University, received the charter certificate on behalf of the Pentecost University and Professor Aaron Lawson, the Chairman of the Board of Governors of the All Nations University, received the charter certificate on behalf of the All Nations University. They both in brief remarks expressed their heartfelt gratitude to the President and the Government of Ghana for granting their respective charters.

Pentecost University

The Pentecost University College is a private university located at Sowutuom in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana. It was founded by The Church of Pentecost (COP) and evolved from The Pentecost Bible College which initially trained only Lay Leaders and full-time Ministers for the COP. On May 22, 2003, His Excellency J. A. Kufuor, the former President of Ghana, inaugurated PUC at the Sowutuom campus.

The first PUC Council was inducted on May 6, 2004. Pentvars was accredited by the National Accreditation Board (NAB), Ghana in November 2004. The vision of the Pentecost University College is to empower students to serve their own generation and posterity with integrity and the fear of God. The University has as its mission is to be on the cutting-edge of the dissemination of knowledge, quality education, research and training for the purpose of producing an excellent human resource base to meet the demands of Africa’s development.

All Nations University

All Nations University College (ANUC) is a private Christian institution of higher learning situated in Koforidua, the capital of Eastern Region of the Republic of Ghana. Home to over 3500 students and set on a stunning 1000-acre land in the outskirts of Koforidua, Eastern Region, ANUC generated an explosion in development across our community through consistent innovation, dedication to improvement and swift problem-solving abilities.

Established in 1996 through the All Nations International Development Agency (ANIDA), All Nations University set itself apart through an ever-innovative spirit and commitment to opening paths in places others only dare to dream. All Nations University’s mission is to provide quality higher education that promotes development and to raise leaders with Christian values and ethics to serve society and the vision of the University is to provide higher education pursued in a Christian environment of truth and integrity.


Source: Ghana/