Accra, 03 November, 2020 / 10:16 pm (ACI Africa).
A year after members of the Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference (GCBC) petitioned the President to grant the Catholic University College of Ghana (CUCG) a charter, the President has given a hint of granting the Catholic institution of higher learning autonomy.
“I am aware that the Catholic University College of Ghana has applied for a Presidential Charter,” President Nana Akufo-Addo has been quoted as saying in a message read on his behalf.
In the statement read by the Bono Regional Minister, Evelyn Kumi Richardson, President Akufo-Addo further told the Catholic Church leadership, “I want to assure you that everything possible will be done to ensure that you are granted autonomy from your mentoring institutions as you have what it takes to be granted the Presidential Charter.”
The GCBC-owned Institution of higher learning “has come of age and needs to be granted a Presidential Charter to run as an autonomous institution,” Ghana’s President said about CUCG during the university’s 19th Congregation and 29th Matriculation that took place October 31.
“As a private University College, you have indeed gone through your minimum required period of academic mentorship and are under the supervision of at least two major mentoring public institutions for the award of degrees and diplomas,” President Akufo-Addo said.