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04.04.2004 General News

IMS gets New Campus

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Accra, April 4, GNA- A 750-million-cedi block to serve as the New Campus of the Institute of Management Studies (IMS) was on Saturday dedicated at a ceremony in Accra.

The Reverend Immanuel Enoch Agbozo, Leader and Founder of the Ghana Evangelical Society (GES) who performed the function reminded Ghanaians of the need to dedicate their lives fortunes to the Glory of God. He further reminded Ghanaians that without blessing of God in their endeavours, they would labour in vain.

Rev Agbozo, who cut the tape to dedicate the building, therefore urged them not to rely on their own perceived strength and powers, but to pray for God's protection.

He commended the Director of the school for his dedication, courage vision and foresight and steadfastness even when the going became tough. Rev Agbozo urged him to remain resolute and not to be complacent now that he had realised his dream of getting a new site for the school.

Dr Sazrar Opata, Director and Proprietor of the Institute recounted the history of the school, and said it was established in 1974 with an initial student population of 19 on its Kumasi Campus.

Dr Opata said with the influx of students from the southern sector of the country, it became expedient to set up the Accra Campus in 1985, adding that currently, there was a student population of 352 and more than 5,000 past students.

He announced that with the acquisition of a new site, the Institute was going to run On-line Degree programmes wherebby matured students would be offered admission to avail themselves of the many opportunities to upgrade themselves.

Mr Christus Andoh Mensah, Assistant Registrar of the school said plans were afoot to enrol Polytechnic Higher National Degree Students next academic year to do post-graduate diploma in Marketing and Purchasing and Supply.

Mr Mensah hoped the prospective students would then have the chance to pursue their Masters in Marketing or Logistics or Purchasing Chain Management.

Mr Joseph Maafo Budu, Registrar at the Akrofi-Christaller Memorial Centre for Mission Research and Applied Technology, who chaired the function, urged Ghanaians to remain united in their resolve to move the nation onto the pedestal of prosperity.