Gov’t Support To CSUC, Others Crucial—Sophia Akuffo
Ghana’s famous former Chief Justice, Sophia Akuffo has appealed to government to provide support and other essential resources to Christian Service University College (CSUC) to enable the private institution to continue to produce quality human beings who could best aid the development of Ghana 🇬🇭.
Speaking as special guest of honour at the launch of the 50th anniversary of the Kwadaso based Christian University, Mrs Akuffo said from a humble beginning as a Bible College, CSUC had metamorphosed into an Institutional College providing courses in all science related as well as humanities and others.
The former Chief Justice said any support advanced to CSUC would be laudable since the school could boast of many influential and quality human beings who have helped to shape the country’s history and democratic path.
Mrs Akuffo said resourcing private universities was crucial since their involvement in giving quality tertiary education from 1980 to date had relieved the state off the pressure it had to deal with in granting opportunities for the increasing number of citizens trying acesss University education.
“Christian Service University College needs the support from government and all stakeholders in the Educational sector so that it can continue to produce better human beings who can effect positive change in the Ghanaian society”, Mrs Akuffo appealed.
The former Chief Justice noted that a private University that has stood on the ground for 50 years was not bound to suffet infrastructural and tuition challenges.
She therefore called on government to assist the school with vehicles, subsidies and other needful incentives thay could lessen the pressure on the school so that it can deal with salaries, utilities and issues about accreditation.
Mrs Akuffo also requested for support and assistance for CSUC to fully implement nitiatives such as the upgrading of the IT department, continued construction of solar power system, the setting up of a scholarship fund and the building of a special nursing mother’s unit.
“I appeal to government to help CSUC to become autonomous as well as support it to realise some of the initiatives it has started so that the school can deal with the issues and challenges of tuition, salaries and breakdowns”, the former Chief Justice stated.
Guest of Honour:
Addressing the gathering under theme “CSUC at 50, Achievements and Prospects”, the guest speaker, Majority Leader and Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, Hon Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu said providing support for private tertiary institutions was crucial.
He therefore called for state sponsorship and funding so that these private universities could continue to provide spaces for the huge numbers being churned out from the senior high schools due to the free SHS policy by the government of the New Patriotic Party (NPP).
Hon Mensah-Bonsu commended CSUC for being strategic in achieving a gender parity rate of 1:1 in male and female enrolment, an action he stated the Parliament of Ghana 🇬🇭 had struggled to have with their best being 14.5%.
“I would ask CSUC authorities to also explore new ways of raising revenue to carry out its internal infrastructure and deal with all other challenges. Some of the ways could be the use of the Build and Operate mechanism (BOT) and other partnerships so that the school can stay fully operational”, the Majority Leader suggested.
The CSUC would be exactly 50 years since its establishment in September 2024.
The school has since commenced series of programmes including last Friday’s official launch to ensure the necessary awareness is created towards the climax in September next year.
CSUC can boast of serious minded Academicians, Trade and Industry players, Theologians, Media practitioners and Medical Officers.
Head of the Planning Committee and Head of Institutional Academic Office (IAO) at CSUC, Rev Justice Pokumensah Boffah said the school was us