ANNUAL RETREAT OF CUCG STAFF: Let the Policies Work Effectively at CUCG
The staff of the Catholic University College of Ghana, Fiapre were advised to uphold the tenets of the structures and policies of the institution to work effectively. In that respect, fairness, equity and justice could be assured in the system. In his submission, Prof. Daniel Obeng-Ofori, the in-coming Vice-Chancellor noted that the University College has potential to turn things around to the benefit of stakeholders and the community at large. Prof. Obeng-Ofori encouraged CUCG staff to eschew nepotism, favouritism, lackadaisical attitudes and tendencies to doing things in the institution. Prof. Obeng Ofori urged the staff to find new ways of collectively analyzing, managing and doing things at CUCG to bring about the desired outcomes to grow and develop the University College.
The University Chaplain, Rev. Fr. Dr. Peter Oppong-Kumi, noted that the Holy Spirit enjoins the staff to live in unity and peace. As an academic community, we are entrusted with variety of responsibilities which culminate to bring about progress, growth and development of the institution. Fr. Dr. Oppong-Kumi remarked that the University College ought to reflect the image and characteristics of the Holy Spirit where the fruits of the Holy Spirit ought to be present in all their activities as staff of CUCG.
During the retreat, the Chaplain urged all staff to live-up to the Spirit of God which gives the ability to be oneself and speak to the understanding of all. He further explained that it is through these reflections that unity can be assured in the university. “The Catholic University College can survive without anything except in unity,” he concluded.
The annual spiritual and academic retreat of the staff of the Catholic University College with the theme, “Pentecost, what next?” took place at the St Joseph Retreat venue of the Pastoral Centre of the Sunyani Diocese of the Catholic Church on Thursday, 2nd June, 2016. The retreat was attended by Senior Members as well as Senior and Junior staff of the CUCG. A number of issues bothering on the growth of the University were also discussed and solutions prescribed.
The In-Coming Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Daniel Obeng Ofori, attended the 2016 annual retreat prior to him taking office in July, 2016. It was a refreshing gesture on the faces of the staff to have him at the Retreat.