Catholic University of Ghana

The Ghana Catholic Bishops' Conference (GCBC) conceived the idea of establishing the Catholic University College of Ghana (CUCG) 1997. The launch of CUCG Fund took place in Accra on 20th December, 2001. The then President of Ghana Catholic Bishops' Conference of Ghana, His Eminence Peter Cardinal Appiah-Turkson, made public the decision of the GCBC to establish the University on 15th January, 2002.

 

The Catholic University College of Ghana(CUCG) received its certificate of incorporation on 17th August, 2001. The National Accreditation Board (NAB) granted CUCG the right to start University programmes in December 2002. The University College was affiliated to the University of Ghana, Legon, the University of Cape Coast for its Bachelors, Post-graduate degrees as well as Diplomas in Education programmes.

 

The first batch of fifty (50) pioneer students of the CUCG reported at the Pastoral Centre of the Sunyani Catholic Diocese and were matriculated on 3rd May 2003. Lectures officially commenced on 10th March, 2003 in three Faculties namely; Economics and Business Administration; Religious Studies; and Information Communication Sciences and Technology. The degree programmes the University started were in BSc. Computer Science, BSc. Economics and Business Administration, and BA Religious Studies. The second batch of 32 students were also admitted on 3rd November, 2003.

 

His Excellency, John Agyekum Kuffour officially commissioned the University on 13th November, 2003. Cardinal Ivan Dias performed the laying of the Foundation Stone ceremony on 25th April, 2007 for a permanent Campus at Fiapre-Sunyani.

 

The aim of the Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference (GCBC) was to build on the reputation of the Church as a provider of holistic quality higher education across the world and to make a fundamental contribution to the delivery of quality tertiary education in Ghana. The University intends to set high academic standards and radically transform the educational environment of Ghana, by inculcating high moral standards and impart gospel values to students in their integral formation in the course of their University education. Therefore, the University was mandated to train human resources that were knowledgeable and equipped with the required technical, professional competence but more importantly, human resources that were selfless, dedicated and God-fearing.

MISSION

To promote academic excellence, moral and ethical values, as well as the integral personal development of its students and their commitment to service.

VISION

To create a Unique University that can make a distinctive contribution to national development as an institution of academic and technical excellence, whose products are endowed with real practical ability, a moral vision of life and a profound religious motivation for service in all spheres of life

GOALS

To establish a home of academic and technical excellence, provide holistic education and training; discipline and moral excellence; and instill commitment to service

OBJECTIVES

The objectives for the establishment of the University are as follows:

a)      Inculcate high moral standards and impart gospel values to the students in their integral formation in the course of their University education;

b)      Support the development of efforts of the country through emphasis on science and technology (and in particular, Information Technology) and ensure that the University remains relevant and forward looking;

c)      Promote cultural values and ideals through relevant courses and research and in this way contribute to social solidarity, cohesion and advance enculturation;

d)      Help the individual to realize his/her potential;

e)  Produce new type of students who have the following traits;

i. Capable of adapting to the changing work environment

ii. Equipped with skills, technical literacy and competence in computers, numeracy, etc;

iii. Very knowledgeable of the current trends in local and international affairs; and

iv. Capable of making a positive contribution to his/her society.

 

UNIQUENESS

The Catholic University’s uniqueness lies in in its objective to provide quality education that will enable

students to understand the socio-cultural problems of Ghana, lead a life that expresses Christian ethical

and moral values with a commitment to serve God and country and to meet the challenges of an

increasingly complex world economy.

 

The hallmarks of the University are the promotion of:

i. Academic Excellence

ii. Moral and Ethical Values

iii. Integral Personal Development

iv. Commitment to Service

v. Accessible and affordable Education

vi. Holistic Education for life-long learning.

The University currently have a student population of 5,843, with a total staff strength of 211 made up of 87 full-time lecturers, 44 part-time lectures and 80 non-teaching staff.

 

MANAGEMENT

Prof. Daniels Obeng-Ofori is currently the Vice-Chancellor of the University and he is ably supported by Rev. Prof. Peter Nkrumah Amponsah as Pro Vice Chancellor; Mr. Emmanuel K. Kaba as Registrar, Mr. Paul Kwame Yeboah, Finance Officer; Mr. Augustus Barnie, Ag. Internal Auditor.

 

1.     Faculty of Economics & BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (EBA)

Dean     Prof. Kaku Sagary Nokoe

HoDs    Mr. George Agbozo             - Management

              Mr. Stephen Asante             - Accounting and Finance

              Mr. Isaac Amankwah          - Economics

             

ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF

               Ms Cynthia Tuuripou Ziem

 

2. Faculty of Education (EDU)

Dean    Rev. Fr. Dr. Augustine Owusu Addo

HoDs    Mr. Stephen Nanyele                            - Art Education

             Msgr Prof Stephen Ntim                       - International Studies

             Dr. Jacob Aaworb-Nang Maabo           - Social Science Education

             

ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF

               Mr. Sulemana Razak

 

 

3. SCHOOL OF NURSING & MIDWIFERY (SONAM)

 Dean     Prof. Prudence Portia M. Nyaledzigbor

 HoDs    Dr. Dominic Dogli-kuu   - Public Health Nursing

               Mr. Felix Fiavor              - General Nursing

               Ms. Theresa Owusu        - Midwifery  

 

ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF

               Ms. Eunice Quarshie

 

4. SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH & ALLIED SCIENCES (SPHAS)

Dean     Prof. Samuel Yaw Opoku

HoD      Mad Alice Ayawine      - Public Health

 

ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF

               Mr. Ceaser Braimah Arnold Akaba

 

5. Faculty of Religions and Social Sciences (RSS)

Dean   Prof. Stephen Owoahene Acheampong

HoDs   Rev Fr. Dr. James Yamekeh Ackah   - Religious Studies                                                            

           Prof. John F. Wiredu                           - Journalism & Communication

 

ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF

               Rev. Sr. Priscilla Dery

 

6. Faculty of COMPUTING, ENGINEERING & 

MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES (CEMS)

Dean    Prof. Adebayo Felix Adekoya

HoDs    Dr. Samuel Ofori Frimpong       - Computing Information Sciences

              Dr. Alex K. Peprah                     - Applied Mathematical Science

 

ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF

               Mr. Enoch Arthur

 

7. School of Research & Graduate Studies

Dean  

HoD  

 

ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF

               Ms. Millicent Naapire

 

8.  STUDENTS AFFAIRS

     Dean   Rev Fr. Dr. Mark Owusu

    

    ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF

               Mr. Shadrack Owusu Baffoe

 

9. FINANCE

      HEAD   Mr. Paul K. Yeboah

      STAFF                          Mr. Mohammed Liyawu

                                             Jones Osei Amoah

                                             Veronica Kyeraa Asante

                                             Mavis Sedodo

                                             Emmanuel Osei Nketiah

                                             Samuel K. Ayaba

 

10. INTERNAL AUDIT

      HEAD   Mr. Augustine Barnie

      STAFF                           -   Godwin Asaga

 -       Ms. Veronica Serwaa Okrah

 

11.   REGISTRY

      HEAD   Mr. Emmanuel K. Kaba

      STAFF                           Mrs. Evelyn Asianab

                                             Mrs. Catherine Kirk-Mensah

                                             George Adjei

                                            

12.  ACADEMIC AFFAIRS REGISTRY

     HEAD   Mr. Mark Kofidze

 

     ADMINISTRATION

         Mr. Jacob Agyei

                                             Mr. Collins K. Tawiah

 

13. UNIVERSITY RELATIONS OFFICE

      HEAD     Mr. Mathias K. E. Tibu

 

14. IT DIRECTORATE

     HEAD   Mr. Daniel Binful

     STAFF

Samuel Gati

Joseph Nettey

Charmant Atta Sarpong

 

15. LIBRARY

      HEAD   Mr. Charles Arthur

      STAFF  - Solomon Tsiasie

                       Aaron Nkumkoma Musah

 

16. HUMAN RESOURCE

      HEAD   Mrs. Alice Asumadu

      STAFF - Mr. Raymond Agyemang

              

17. EXAMINATIONS OFFICE

      STAFF   Mrs. Mercy Obeng-Tuaah

 

18. WORKS AND PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT

HEAD   Mr. Abdul Razak

            STAFF                 - Ms Ania Apinya

                                            Ernest Saba

                                            Isaac Kwesi Foh

                                            Kwame Frimpong

 

19. HOSTEL

      HEAD    Ms. Gifty Dede Bossman

      STAFF – Michael Agyemang

                       Isaac Sabi

                       Benjamin Amponsah

                       Stephen Korsah

                       Janet Nkum

                       Roland Nsor