The Pentecost University College has started admitting students into eight Masters programmes, including MBA in Entrepreneurship, due to begin next month.
At the university’s fourth congregation, the Rector, Rev. Dr. Peter Ohene Kyei, said the Masters programmes were geared towards creating the culture of entrepreneurship Gin graduates in order to minimise their dependence on companies for jobs.
Rev. Dr. Peter Ohene Kyei announced the University had received accreditation to run Masters in Taxation, Masters in Applied Accounting, Masters in Microfinance, MBA in Human Resource Management, MBA in Marketing, MBA in Entrepreneurship, MBA in Logistics and Supply Chain Management as well as MBA in Project Management.
According to him, students must be well equipped with entrepreneurial skills as this is a sure way of reducing graduate unemployment plaguing the country.
He said modules of tertiary institutions should be more engaging and rooted in innovation, creativity and self-initiative to enable graduates to think outside the box and be job creators.
CEO of Zoomlion, Dr. Joseph Siaw Agyapong, said the government alone cannot deal with graduate unemployment but rather, the private sector had a critical to role to play in job creation.
A total 550 students graduated with Bachelor’s degree in Theology, Information Technology, Commerce, Accounting, Banking and Finance, Human Resource Management Marketing, Corporate and Business Development Studies, Logistics and Supply Chain Management and Insurance with Actual Science.
Martha Acheampong, who graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Logistics and Supply Chain Management, emerged overall best student and took home four awards.
Pro Vice Chancellor in charge of Academic and Student Affairs of the University of Ghana charged the University to desist from admitting unqualified persons into their graduate programmes.
He warned the University of Ghana would not hesitate to sanction Pentecost University College if they are found culpable.