Accra, March 27, GNA – The National Accreditation Board has certified Dominion University College (DUC) to operate as a tertiary institution to offer degree programmes in Business, ICT and Theology, a document made available to the Ghana News Agency on Tuesday indicates.
According to the document, DUC seeks to pursue four principal strategic directions – quality education, superb student experience, financial stewardship and social responsibility based on high ethical values.
In view of the requirement, DUC has appointed a 16-member Council Board which includes Justice Francis Emile Short, former Commissioner on Human Rights and Administrative Justice and Mrs Charlotte Osei, Chairperson of the National Commission for Civic Education.
Also on the Board are Dr Jendayi Frazer, a former US Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs; Mrs Rosa Duncan-Williams, Chief Executive Officer and President of Whitaker Group, Washington DC; and Mrs Obiageli Ezekwesili, Vice President for the World Bank’s Africa Region.
Others include Mr Kwame Achampong-Kyei, Executive Chairman, GLICO Group; Dr Ekwow Spio-Garbrah, former CEO, Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation; Dr George Sipa-Adjah Yankey, CEO Ghana Gas Company; Mr David Lamptey, a Presidential Advisor; Mr Fred Oware, an Investment Banker; and Ms Sarah Fafa Kpodo, a Senior State Attonery, Ministry of Finance.
The rest are Bishop James Saah, Action Chapel International; Mr Edward Odame Larbi Siaw, Special Advisor on Tax Policy, Ministry of Finance; Dr Alex Danso a Lecturer, Department of Surgery College of Medical Sciences, University of Zimbabwe and Prof Samuel Kwaku Bonsu, President International Society for Markets and Development; and Rev Gracer Kofi Bondzie, serves as the Registrar.
Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams, President of DUC said the University would build and develop a community of students, staff and faculty to serve as educational excellence for Ghana and Africa.
He said the university is also developing the capacity to offer short-term professional courses targeting at those who seek to develop their knowledge and skills
“DUC will build up creative and individual thinking; importance of ethics and values; and employing theory as the basis for such thinking….in this vein the primary method of instruction at DUC will be the case studies methodology,” Archbishop Duncan-Williams noted.
He said DUC would also adapt local and indigenous Africa knowledge into the curriculum, thereby adjusting the typically western notions of learning that characterised university education in Ghana and Africa.
“Indeed Africa’s uniqueness calls for a different kind of university education…therefore nurturing this advantage calls for a new approach to teaching and research that will equip students to appreciate the unique features of the African market in line with global business dynamics,” Archbishop Duncan-Williams said.