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15.04.2008 Religion

Anglican Church To Establish Varsity At Nkoranza

By GNA - newtimesonline.com

THE Anglican Church of Ghana is to establish a University College of Technology (UCT) at Nkoranza in the Brong-Ahafo Region this year.

The proposed university which will run courses in agricultural sciences and engineering, water engineering, food science and computer, will commence academic work this September.

Prof. Marian Ewurama Addy, president of the university announced this when she addressed the congregation of the Saint Barnabas Anglican Church at Nkoranza.

The church service was organised by the Anglican Bishops Conference, to thank Okatakyie Agyeman Kudom IV, Omanhene of Nkoranza traditional area, for releasing a large tract of land for the construction of the university.

Prof Addy, urged citizens of Nkoranza to support the Church to ensure the successful establishment of the proposed Anglican University in the area.

She said a faculty of agriculture will be established to help promote self-employment among the youth and students who will gain admission into the college.

She noted that since the land at Nkoranza was fertile for food production the university will develop the technology to help provide facilities for food preservation and to enhance the activities of farmers.

In a joint speech, the Rt. Rev. Francis B. Quashie, Presiding Bishop of the Koforidua Diocese and Rt. Rev. Thomas Ampah Breint, Bishop of Sunyani Diocese of the church commended Okatakyie Kudom for his vision for the establishment of the university.

They called on members of the church to provide assistance in all activities of the institution as they were major stakeholders.

They said that a planning committee had been inaugurated to design the contents of the courses and programmes before the admission of students.

Okatakyie Kudom commended the church for considering the plight of the youth in the area as well as its decision to establish the college to enhance the accelerated development of the Region.

He said the traditional council will organise a fund raising rally to mobilise resources to support the college.

Earlier in a sermon, Venerable Emmanuel Attah-Mensah, Minister in-charge of the church at Dormaa- Ahenkro charged the congregation to pray to ensure unity, peace and understanding during and after the general election.

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