07.05.2005 Regional News

Students urged not vent anger on school property

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Accra, May 7 GNA - Apostle Dr. Michael K. Ntumy, Chancellor of the Pentecost University College (PUC) on Saturday called on students to use the appropriate measures to address their grievances rather vent their anger on school properties.

He said the infrastructure that they are enjoying now were sacrifices made by their parents and guardians, and it was therefore incumbent upon them to take good care of these properties, adding that, by so doing many of them would become trail-blazers for students in others institutions nation-wide. Dr. Ntumy was speaking at the first Matriculation of the Pentecost University College at Sowutuom, near Accra at which 215 freshmen made up of 170 males and 45 females were ushered into the school.

The university, which was inaugurated by President J.A Kufuor in May 2003, began as the Pastoral training centre for the Church of Pentecost in Kumasi in the 1970's and later transferred to its current location at Sowutuom in Accra in the mid-1990s. Some of the courses run by the university include Christian Ministry, Theology and Mission, Business Administration and Information technology.

Dr Ntumy also charged the students to develop their creative minds by making use of the opportunity that the university provides to impact positively on their peers and the society as a whole.

He urged the students to take advantage of the prevailing Christian environment and cultivate sound morals that would be of great benefit to them. Dr Opoku Onyinah, Principal of PUC said the mission of the university was to produce an excellent human resource base to meet the demands of the country's development and the challenges of the modern world. He said the programmes designed at the university aimed at imparting academic knowledge and skills to equip students to meet the challenges and needs of the nation. He urged the students to balance their studies with others programmes at the university such as sports, social activities and practical work since all these activities were as essential as the academic studies.

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