Pentecost University College (PUC) has received a Presidential Charter making it a full-fledged University that will award its own degrees, rather than through an affiliate University as required of all private universities without a charter.
The President of the Republic of Ghana, H. E. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, presented the Charter Certificate to the University on May 28, 2020, at a brief presentation ceremony at the Jubilee House – the seat of Government.
In his address, President Akufo-Addo commended Pentecost University for the hard work they have done over the years to merit the status of an independent institution of higher learning. He indicated that Pentecost University has met the stringent requirements under Regulation 20, Clause 2, of the Tertiary Institutions Regulations, 2010, LI 1984.
He, however, admonished the institution not to rest on its oars, but to justify its new status as a Chartered University by maintaining the standards that have elevated it to a full-fledged tertiary institution.
The Rector of Pentecost University, Apostle Dr Daniel Okyere Walker, who received the charter certificate on behalf of the University, thanked the Lord for His faithfulness towards the university and The Church of Pentecost. He also thanked the President, the Minister of Education – Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh, the National Accreditation Board and all who made that feat possible.
also acknowledged the Chancellor of the University and Chairman of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Eric Nyamekye, under whose leadership the University has chalked such a momentous milestone.
The Rector also dedicated the success to all past Chairmen of the Church, past rectors, as well as past and present staff and students of the University whose contributions have helped to propel the University to such a commendable height. He assured the President that, Pentecost University would continue to pursue excellence, saying, “The vision of Pentecost University is to become the number one faith-based university in Africa that will develop transformational leaders for Ghana, Africa and the world at large.”
Among those present to witness the historic event were the immediate past Chairman of the church and first Rector of the University, Apostle Prof. Opoku Onyiah (Rtd.), and Apostle Prof. Peter Ohene Kyei (Rtd.), immediate past Rector of the University.