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14.11.2008 Education

Methodist University admits 1,746 students

By Helena Selby - Ghanaian Chronicle
Methodist University admits 1,746 students
The Principal of the Methodist University College Ghana (MUCG), Very Rev. Professor S. K. Adjepong, has pointed out that the university portrayed an excellent human resource-training centre, necessary in transforming the socio-economic development of the country. According to him, the university had among its priority list, high quality educational training techniques, coupled with research, as well as professional standards essential in putting the country on the road to development. The Principal, in this regard, emphasised that the university had a quality assurance committee and desk, that ensured that high academic and professional standards were set and maintained at all times. Speaking at the University's 9th Matriculation ceremony in Accra, Very Rev. Prof. Adjepong noted that students have the opportunity to access quality teachings from lecturers, at the end of every semester. “Lecturers, who are rated low are counselled, and encouraged to perform better. Those who are rated high, are commended and encouraged to maintain the high quality of teaching, or improve on it,” the Principal indicated, noting that apart from that, the university also maintained flexible curricula that provided an integrated knowledge base before specialization, in order to ensure the all-round development of the student. Explaining the reason behind the various activities undertaken by the university, Very Rev. Prof. Adjepong noted that it was conviction of the university that students trained in that way, tend to be more productive and better human resource capital, as they had a better understanding of the psychological and social conduct of the people they deal with. He disclosed that the university offered admission to 1,746 applicants, out of 2,286 applicants this academic year, to various programmes of study, as he commended them for the decision to pursue further studies. He urged the matriculants to remain focused, and strive to achieve excellence in their studies, as their entry into the university was another important step forward in their lives. “The university will encourage you and give you all the support you need to excel,” the principal intimated, explaining that the university's teaching methodology was designed in a manner that would develop their ability for critical thinking, which would help them find a practical solution to problems in and outside their communities. He, therefore, advised the matriculants to make good use of the university's professional counselling centre, to help them solve their social and academic problems, adding that they would be assigned to tutors, who would help them make important decisions affecting their lives. On his part, the Presiding Bishop of the Methodist Church, the Most Rev. Dr. R. K Aboagye-Mensah, mentioned that the university's programmes were aimed at inculcating into students critical thinking, the development of highest ethical and human thinking, as well as the pursuit of academic excellence, without losing sight of Christian morality. He, therefore, expressed the university's contentment at helping build people's future, which would be beneficial to them as individuals and to the larger society.