Mr Kofi Manukure-Henaku, the Registrar of University College of Management Studies (UCOMS), has called on the government for extension of the Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETFund) to private universities.

He said this would help reduce the financial burden on private tertiary institutions and enable them to improve upon facilities and infrastructure.

“We will be grateful if government could allocate to private institutions some amount of money from the GETFund for infrastructure development,” Mr Manukure-Henaku said during a press conference to highlight some of UCOMS achievement.

He said although being at the helm of affairs at UCOMS had not been easy, he was happy about the successes the University had chalked.

This include the university being adjudged the winner at the 2010 Student in Free Enterprise (SIFE) local competition and reaching the semi-finals of the SIFE World cup in USA.

“Also UCOMS has produced the 2010 elected National President of the National Union Ghana Student, President of the Ghana Union of Professional Students (GUPS), the National Treasure of GUPS and Chief Justice of GUPS,” he added.

He said the school had trained thousands of middle and senior level managers working in various organisations in Ghana and other countries.

Mr Manukure-Henaku said UCOMS was the first university in Ghana to offer a degree programme on Procurement and Supply Chain Management designed to meet the high demand for Procurement and Supply Chain Officers in both the public and private sectors.

“UCOMS Procurement and Supply Chain Management course came at good time to augment the shortfalls in the manpower supply of professional procurement and supply chain officers through the tuition provided by the school,” he said.

Mr Manukure-Henaku said the school had been well placed to attain University College status because of its long experience as a professional in ACCA, CIMA, CIM and CIPS.

He added that the school’s business programmes were geared towards preparing its products independently and applies analytical thinking to make informed decisions.

Source: GNA