Two Ghanaian university colleges, Pentecost University College and All Nations University College, have received their respective presidential charters to operate as independent tertiary institutions.
After almost two decades of their establishments, the two institutions now have the ability to award their own diplomas, undergraduate and post graduate degrees without resorting to their affiliated institutions.
At a ceremony today at the Flagstaff House, presided over by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, the two institutions, represented by their leaders, received their charters. Education Minister, Matthew Opoku Prempeh was in attendance.
A statement on the President’s Facebook page said: “On Thursday, 28th May, 2020, I presented Presidential Charters to the Pentecost University College, Accra, and the All Nations University College. They have, as a result, transitioned into autonomous Universities, with the capacity, now, to award their own degrees and diplomas. They shall, henceforth, be known as The Pentecost University and The All Nations University.”
Located at Sowutuom, Accra, the Pentecost University is a private university founded by The Church of Pentecost (COP) and evolved from The Pentecost Bible College which initially trained only Lay Leaders and full-time Ministers for the COP. On May 22, 2003, J. A. Kufuor, the former President of Ghana, inaugurated PUC at the Sowutuom campus. It was affiliated to the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), University of Cape Coast (UCC) and University of Ghana.
located in Koforidua, in the Eastern Region, the All Nations University was founded by Rev. Dr. Samuel Donkor in Ghana. It began with 37 students in October 2002 and has now expanded to over 2000 students. It became an accredited university college in Ghana in October 2002. The university was affiliated to KNUST.