22 January 2013

Ghana: Methodist University Admits 1,337 Fresh Students

The Methodist University College of Ghana (MUCG), a leading private and faith-based university has started its 13th academic year with the admission of fresh students to pursue various programmes of study.

For the 2013 academic year 3,323 candidates applied for admission to MUCG. Out of this number, the school was able to offer admission to 1,337 candidates to pursue various programmes of study.

A total of 983 students have so far accepted their admissions and registered. The Principal of MUCG, Very Rev. Professor S.K. Adjepong disclosed this at the 13th matriculation ceremony held at the Dansoman campus of the school over the weekend.

Giving the breakdown of the admissions per campuses, he said the Dansoman campus (main campus) admitted a total of 865 students. Out of this figure, 396 students are males, while 469 are female students.

While the Tema campus of the MUCG admitted a total of 103 students. Out of this number 39 and 64 students were male and female students respectively. The Wenchi campus of the school admitted only 15 male students, Very Rev. Prof Adjepong stated.

Also, the MUCG admitted 63 foreign students from 15 different countries including USA, Liberia, DR Congo, Togo, Gambia, Mali, Gabon, and Niger.

Very Rev. Prof Adjepong was delighted to note: "The past 12 years of Methodist University education have seen high academic performance and achievement, and we continue to insist on excellence from our staff and students".

MUCG demands strict observance of rules and regulations though it allows students to exercise their academic and other freedoms, he added.

The MUCG's Principal assured parents and guardians that they will provide students with the requisite academic atmosphere and expect them to maintain a clean and serene environment conducive to learning.

"We employ teaching methods which are so designed as to inculcate in you not to take anything at face value but endeavour to think outside the box," he said.

He encouraged newly matriculated students of the school to have a positive mindset and feel free to interact with their administrative and academic staff who are always prepared "to help you (students) become productive graduates and responsible citizens of integrity."

MUCG insists on high quality and the exhibition of professionalism in all its academic and non-academic operations. For this reason, the Methodist University College has established an Academic Planning and Quality Assurance Committee which ensures that the highest academic standards are set and maintained at all time, Very Rev Prof Adjepong noted.

He advised the newly matriculated students to endeavour to use laid down channels of communication to express their views rather than engaging in disorderly behavior.In addition to the Office of the Dean of Students' Affair, the school has a secretariat that handles complaints from all students on administrative and academic matters, the Principal told the new students.

The Presiding Bishop of the Methodist Church Ghana and Chairman of the MUCG Council, The Most Rev. Prof Emmanuel Asante indicated that "from the just ended academic year into the current academic year, the University College has been engaged in various projects aimed at providing additional office accommodation for its staff, residential accommodation for students and lecture halls for students."

To this end, he said three new faculty buildings, two at Dansoman and one at Tema, while the Faculty of Agric, Wenchi campus building to accommodate students has almost been completed.

According to The Most Rev. Prof Asante, lecture halls, a female hostel and administration offices have also been completed for the proposed School of Nursing at Wenchi.

A Human Resource Management student, Ms Agnes Garibah, who spelt out to the newly matriculated students' expectations to the management of the school, said they expect serious academic work from faculty members.

By Masahudu Ankiilu Kunateh

The Methodist University College of Ghana (MUCG), a leading private and faith-based university has started its 13th academic year with the admission of fresh students to pursue various programmes of study.

For the 2013 academic year 3,323 candidates applied for admission to MUCG. Out of this number, the school was able to offer admission to 1,337 candidates to pursue various programmes of study.

A total of 983 students have so far accepted their admissions and registered. The Principal of MUCG, Very Rev. Professor S.K. Adjepong disclosed this at the 13th matriculation ceremony held at the Dansoman campus of the school over the weekend.

Giving the breakdown of the admissions per campuses, he said the Dansoman campus (main campus) admitted a total of 865 students. Out of this figure, 396 students are males, while 469 are female students.

While the Tema campus of the MUCG admitted a total of 103 students. Out of this number 39 and 64 students were male and female students respectively. The Wenchi campus of the school admitted only 15 male students, Very Rev. Prof Adjepong stated.

Also, the MUCG admitted 63 foreign students from 15 different countries including USA, Liberia, DR Congo, Togo, Gambia, Mali, Gabon, and Niger.

Very Rev. Prof Adjepong was delighted to note: "The past 12 years of Methodist University education have seen high academic performance and achievement, and we continue to insist on excellence from our staff and students".

MUCG demands strict observance of rules and regulations though it allows students to exercise their academic and other freedoms, he added.

The MUCG's Principal assured parents and guardians that they will provide students with the requisite academic atmosphere and expect them to maintain a clean and serene environment conducive to learning.

"We employ teaching methods which are so designed as to inculcate in you not to take anything at face value but endeavour to think outside the box," he said.

He encouraged newly matriculated students of the school to have a positive mindset and feel free to interact with their administrative and academic staff who are always prepared "to help you (students) become productive graduates and responsible citizens of integrity."

MUCG insists on high quality and the exhibition of professionalism in all its academic and non-academic operations. For this reason, the Methodist University College has established an Academic Planning and Quality Assurance Committee which ensures that the highest academic standards are set and maintained at all time, Very Rev Prof Adjepong noted.

He advised the newly matriculated students to endeavour to use laid down channels of communication to express their views rather than engaging in disorderly behavior.In addition to the Office of the Dean of Students' Affair, the school has a secretariat that handles complaints from all students on administrative and academic matters, the Principal told the new students.

The Presiding Bishop of the Methodist Church Ghana and Chairman of the MUCG Council, The Most Rev. Prof Emmanuel Asante indicated that "from the just ended academic year into the current academic year, the University College has been engaged in various projects aimed at providing additional office accommodation for its staff, residential accommodation for students and lecture halls for students."

To this end, he said three new faculty buildings, two at Dansoman and one at Tema, while the Faculty of Agric, Wenchi campus building to accommodate students has almost been completed.

According to The Most Rev. Prof Asante, lecture halls, a female hostel and administration offices have also been completed for the proposed School of Nursing at Wenchi.

A Human Resource Management student, Ms Agnes Garibah, who spelt out to the newly matriculated students' expectations to the management of the school, said they expect serious academic work from faculty members.

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