Cape Coast, 16 November, 2019 / 12:59 am (ACI Africa).
At a recent courtesy visit to their country’s President, Nana Akufo-Addo, Catholic Bishops in Ghana presented a petition requesting for the Presidential Charter to the Catholic University College of Ghana (CUCG) located in Fiapre within the Sunyani Diocese.
“Your Excellency, we will appreciate it very much if you could kindly grant our University a Presidential Charter for it to be an independent degree-awarding institution,” the President of Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference (GCBC), Archbishop Philip Naameh, said November 6 during their visit at the Flagstaff House in Accra.
He continued, “The university (CUCG) is ripe to be granted a Presidential Charter, in order to improve upon its facilities.”
“There is the need for the university to ensure excellence by building stake-holder confidence, creating a conducive academic atmosphere and increasing academic programmes,” the Archbishop said on behalf of his brother Bishops.
The Ghanaian Prelate further said that their Catholic institution of higher learning, which has been in existence since 2003 had submitted an application requesting for the Presidential Charter to the National Accreditation Board in January 2019, the body responsible for accreditation, regulation and supervision of tertiary institutions in the West African nation.