Knutsford University College, Ghana with support of the Church of Christ would soon establish a satellite campus in Kumasi to expand its frontiers of teaching and learning across the country.Knutsford University College

The University is awaiting accreditation from National Accreditation Board to start admitting students of Kumasi in January 2015 christened ?Knutsford University College, Ghana Bible College Campus, Kumasi?.

Mr Kwabena Essel, Pro-Chancellor of the University said this at the 4th graduation of 110 students into bachelor of degree programmes and 5th matriculation of 160 students in Accra, on the theme: ?Today?s Challenge of the College Graduate: The Way Forward.?

He said the University is becoming the doorway to African Universities due to the number of international students who enroll.

The Pro-Chancellor said as part of its commitment to ensure total development of the students, the college has enhanced its Guidance and Counseling Unit with competent professionals to cater for the emotional and psychological needs of students.

He said the University has established a gymnasium facility to enhance student?s exercise and fitness as well as a sick bay and has acquired a 43-seater bus to facilitate student?s movement.

He said the University is affiliated to University of Ghana , Legon and endowed with a well-motivated staff and lecturers who are eager to help the college on its pedestal.

Mr Essel said the University is accredited liberal arts, science and technology institution established in 2007 in Ghana to educate people and develop talents for social well-being, comfort and happiness.

He said with the University?s vision of becoming one of the world?s best University that produces creative leaders, scholars and professionals with character, purposeful lives and distinctive stewardship, it run programmes in business administration in finance, marketing and accounting, management information system, computer science and information technology.

Dr Emmanuel Newman, Head of Planning and Research at the Council for Tertiary Education said employers are not opening doors to fresh graduate because they are not willing to spend money to train them due to the economic challenges.

Dr Newman expressed concern about the inability of some fresh graduates to transfer their knowledge in to the field of work, urging them to creative and exhibit their excellence when it matters most.

He urged employers not to take advantage of the plight of unemployed graduates to engage them for starvation salary.

A speech read on behalf of Professor Ernest Aryeetey, Vice Chancellor of University of Ghana, Legon said academic facility would work together with Knutford University to provide academic excellence through teaching and research.

He said the two institutions would collaborate effectively to train the labor force, relevant to the needs of industry and national development.

GNA

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