Pentecost University has been adjudged “The Most Innovative Private University of the Year.” The university was awarded the prize at the 2021 Private University Students Association(PUSAG) Excellence Awards. It happened on Saturday 10th July 2021 at the National Theatre in Accra.
According to the organizers, this award was largely based on students’ experience. They said the University’s ability to digitize its entire application process, fee payment and other salient operations within one year have greatly improved students’ experience. They also cited the paid vacation job concept the university has rolled out for its students as very innovative. These including the tremendous increase in enrolment at the university make it the obvious choice for the award.
The Chief Information Officer of the University Mr. Michael W. K. Gyimah who received the award on behalf of the Vice-Chancellor thanked The Church of Pentecost for the continuous support to the university. He, therefore, dedicated it to the staff, students, alumni and friends of Pentecost University.
Commenting on the award, the Vice-Chancellor of Pentecost University Rev. Prof. Kwabena Agyapong-Kodua thanked “God who is behind all the transformation at Pentecost University.” He also thanked the leadership of The Church of Pentecost, and staff who are driving the necessary changes in the University A+ agenda. He added that “it has come to challenge us to even do more.”
On his part, the President of the Students’ Representative Council of PU Mr. Joseph Danser said reflects the rapid positive changes at Pentecost University. He said “we thank God for this award which has come to boost the visibility of the tremendous transformation on-going at PU.” He also congratulated the management of the university on their good works that have” earned us this prestigious award.”
Another student Ms. Racheal Akpene Gadry on her part congratulated the University. She said, “we carry ourselves as students of the University A+ and awards like these come to confirm the attributes we say about our university.”
At the same ceremony, Pentecost University swept many other awards including the Most Innovative Vice-Chancellor, Nursing and IT departments of the year. A total of nine PU students and student-based organizations also received awards.