The Vice-Chancellor of Pentecost University Prof. Kwabena Agyapong-Kodua and his wife, Mrs Vida Agyapong-Kodua, had a special Christmas lunch with the International Students community of the University. This took place on the University campus on Tuesday 28th December 2021.
Many students from different countries attended the lunch with some of their Ghanaian friends.
According to the International Students Relations Officer of the University, Mr. Kwaku Safori Anim, the objective of the meeting was to provide an intimate family time, often spent over meals, that our International Students may be missing, since they stayed in Ghana and did not return home for the holidays. “Also, it was meant to deepen engagements and enhance the relationship between Management of the University and our international community, by making time to dine and interact with the students…”, Mr. Anim added.
Speaking with the students, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Agyapong-Kodua, said that Pentecost University is passionate about its international community and is committed to ensuring that the academic goals of the students are realised and that they are seen as the best wherever they go.
The VC used his own experiences as an international student in the UK and challenged the students to be good ambassadors of their respective countries. He said, “I always made sure I was on time and performed the best because I knew that if I failed, it would be seen as all Africans were failures, so I kept it in mind that I was carrying an entire continent with me. Thus, as international students at PU, keep it in mind that you are representing your entire country and should not fail them.”
The VC further encouraged the students to patronize the services of the International Students Relations Office and see it as their first point of call for all manner of concerns.
The President of the International Students Association of PU Ms. Grace Amarachi Brown (Nigerian), thanked the VC and the University management on behalf of her colleagues. Ms. Brown shared how the VC always makes time for International Students and offers immediate interventions that resolve their issues. Ms. Brown and her Vice, Christopher Tchitombi (Gabonese) presented a gift to the VC.
Other members of management who were present were Dr. Abraham Nyebar, the acting Chief Finance Officer of PU and Dr. Richard Afedze, patron of the International Students Association of PU.