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Kings University College Introduces Course In Petroleum Law

31 July 2009 | Education

Kings University College (KUC) has introduced a postgraduate programme in Petroleum Law to train students in the field of petroleum, in view of the oil discovery in Ghana.

The purpose of the programme, among other things, is to create opportunities for Ghanaian students, as well as others in the West African sub-region.

The Founder of the university college, Dr Felix Kwame Semavor, announced this at the inauguration of a 12-member Board of Regents of the college.

He said the KUC had satisfied the necessary requirements needed for the establishment of a university in the country, of which the National Accreditation Board (NAB) was pleased about.

Dr Semavor, who is also the Vice-Chairman of the board, announced that the KUC was expected to enrol its first batch of students in October this year, adding that 250 students were expected to start the academic year in the various disciplines.

He stated that private universities in Ghana were established to sustain the human resource base of the country, and reiterated that the future of Ghana, to a large extent, lay in the capabilities of private universities.

“The KUC is geared towards addressing the needs of many students who desire to have both academic and professional qualifications but have to go through long years of preparation,” the founder stressed, and noted that students would receive their academic qualifications after two years of study, coupled with an extra six months of intensive lectures and exams.

The board is under the chairmanship of Dr Mensah Anamuah Otabil, with Dr Semavor as his vice.

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Prof. Adow Obeng is the Chancellor of the university, while Prof. D.N. Rao is its President, with Dr Charles Asembri as Vice-President.

Story : Vida-Pearl Atakpa

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