The newly inducted chancellor of the Ghana Baptist University College (GBUC), Rev. Enoch Nii Narh Thompson is appealing to government to abolish the payment of affiliation fees in dollars.

He believes the move will create a favourable environment for the smooth operation of private universities.

“We wish to appeal to the government to consider ways of facilitating the existence and favourable operation of private and mission-based tertiary institutions. Particularly, and in the context of current ‘runaway’ dollar-cedi exchange rates, we invite government to consider the annulment of the practice of the payment of affiliation and other fees of Universities at rates quoted in United States Dollars,” he said.

About Rev. Enoch Nii Narh Thompson

Rev. Enoch Nii Narh Thompson had his secondary education at the St. Thomas Aquinas Senior High school, Osu, where he successfully completed his GCE O and A levels. He then proceeded to the University of Ghana, Legon.

He attained a Diploma in Theology in 1997 at the Maranatha Bible College (now Maranatha University College). He attained a Master of Divinity at the Prairie Graduate School in Canada and another Mphil degree from the University of Legon.

Rev. Thompson is currently pursuing a PhD programme at the Trinity Theological Seminary, Legon.

Rev. Thompson was a member of the National Executive Committee of the Ghana Baptist Convention, Chairman of the Board of the Northern Ghana Baptist Theological Seminary, acting director of the Christian Education Department of the Ghana Baptist Convention and served two terms as Vice president (Ministries) of the Convention.

Speaking at his investiture as the third chancellor of the University College, Rev. Thompson pledged to shore up revenue for the school.

“The way forward for the Ghana Baptist University College shall be marked by an aggressive resource mobilisation and a prudent financial management as two faces of the same coin.

“As a University-College, we charge the Council and Management of the University to work with us to widen the financial base to be able to offer quality services that befit a Christian university,” he said.

He also urged the university administration to ensure the student satisfaction for effective teaching and learning.

“We must also ensure student satisfaction; by this we would have to consciously work at the objective that our students are happy in our institution, so that when they exit, they can still have strong links as alumni, and serve as agents to market our institution. For us to do this, we need to create a congenial learning environment for the students. We must strive to provide a well-stocked library and a cutting-edge computer laboratory that students can rely on for their studies,” he said.

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