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CUCG To Get A Law School

Professor Daniels Obeng-Ofori, Vice Chancellor of the Catholic University College of Ghana (CUGG) at Fiapre in the Brong Ahafo Region, has hinted that the institution is bracing up to get a Law School soon. According to him, the school when ready will be known as the Marian Law School.

Speaking at the 14th graduation and 23rd matriculation of 899 students who graduated with degrees and diploma on Saturday, the vice chancellor said plans are far advanced for the establishment of the Law School which would incorporate conflict resolution skills and alternative dispute resolution principles in the study of law.

He added that nine new programmes, including BSc General Nursing and Public Health, MBA in Accounting, Marketing, Banking and Finance and Human Resource are being introduced. The others, such as BSc Human Resource, Marketing, Management and Organisational Development, Procurement and Supply Chain Management, Information Technology with options in Network Security and Computer Applications have been introduced in the 2017-2018 academic year. He noted that all the programmes are tailored to give jobs to students when they graduate.

The Vice Chancellor also said that two academic awards have been instituted to encourage students to put in their best. The awards are the Professor and Mrs. Rosaline Obeng-Ofori Prize for the Best Female Graduating Student in Education and Agriculture at the University of Energy and Natural Resources (UENR). He said Staff Awards have not been left out as a committee has been set up to develop the modalities for the establishment of the award scheme for members of staff.

Professor Kwesi Yankah, the Minister of Education in-charge of Tertiary Education, who was the guest speaker at the programme, noted that President Akufo-Addo is in a hurry to rescue the private sector to drive the national development agenda to create jobs for the youth.

He was of the view that private universities tend to mount courses that are employment and demand-driven, and are more responsive to the needs of the industry.

The minister urged Ghanaians to erase the misconception they have about private universities in the country because they have been noted for being more innovative in course offering and curriculum.

Source: Kofi Sarpong/ thePublisher

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