Pentecost University has launched a new programme in Chieftaincy and Traditional Leadership under its Institute of Leadership and Governance.
The event took place at the Pentecost Convention Centre (PCC), Gomoa Fetteh, during the annual meeting of Area representatives of the Chieftaincy Ministry of The Church of Pentecost.
In his speech, the Vice-Chancellor of the University, Prof. Kwabena Agyapong-Kodua, extolled the significance of Chieftaincy in modern development.
Using the English model as case study, the VC said England, regarded as a beacon of democracy and Christianity, continues to preserve and elevate its royalty as a significant agent in diplomacy and the nation’s affairs.
Prof Agyapong-Kodua, therefore, said the chieftaincy intuition in Ghana and Africa has similar potential to contribute to the economic prosperity of the nations; in addition to their revered area of cultural development and traditional leadership.
The National Coordinator of the Chieftaincy Ministry of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Vincent Anane Denteh, who also serves as the Director of the Men’s Ministry of the Church (PEMEM) and Executive Council Member of the Church, commended the University for the initiative and pledged the support of his outfit for PU to ensure that the programmes yield the intended objective.
Apostle Anane Denteh also encouraged Christians to take a keen interest in the Chieftaincy institution.
On his part, the Director of PU’s Institute of Leadership and Governance, Dr. Bismark Owusu-Sekyere, highlighted the significance and the various models of study.
He said it is an executive-modelled education and is structured to appropriately balance academic intensity and time.
Dr. Owusu-Sekyere further encouraged chiefs, government officials and all persons with interests in Chieftaincy to enrol in the programme.
On the same day, the University launched another programme, dubbed “Marriage and Family life.” The two programmes are under the same institute of the University.
The programmes in Chieftaincy and Governance, and Marriage and Family Life are the latest additions to a growing-list of courses initiated by Pentecost University.