Staff of Pentecost University have expressed optimism in the university’s prospects as it prepares to fully outdoor its charter status. At a consultative meeting held at the JM Auditorium of the university, the staff said they were prepared to position the university to become one of the best in Africa.
The meeting was held between the entire staff body and the newly set up Branding Committee.
The Pro Vice Chancellor of the University Prof. Kwame Boasiako Omane-Antwi who opened the meeting on behalf of the Vice Chancellor entreated staff to voice all their concerns and suggestions to the Committee in the interest of the University.
“We, the Principal Officers will recuse ourselves and I trust you will speak your minds for the new University you envision,” he stated. He introduced the Chairman of the Branding Committee, Ign. Owura Srafo who subsequently chaired the meeting.
The purpose of the meeting was to solicit the views of staff on the rebranding of the university to reflect its new status. Participants discussed the new strategic direction, values, internal controls and staff promotions. They also discussed how the university would leverage emerging technology to transform its structures, culture and people in order to enrich students’ experience. Also, the meeting discussed possible change of the university’s name, logo and colours.
The staff unanimously expressed their preparedness for the task ahead. “We have worked hard over the years to earn the university a charter, and I believe that has equipped us well enough to face the opportunities and the challenges it brings to us,” Ms. Lydia Essien, Assistant Registrar at the Academic Registry assured. Dr. Paul Onyina who is the Dean of Faculty of Business Administration said the new status had invigorated faculty members to deliver cutting edge lectures in both content and delivery.
The Chairman, Ign. Sarfo, in closing remarks, thanked staff for their openness in the discussions on the future of the university. “I have seen your genuine interest in transforming the university to world-class status. The Branding Committee will, therefore, ensure that all your concerns and suggestions reach the appropriate authorities for action,” he stated.
The meeting formed part of a series of meetings between various stakeholders of the University and the Branding Committee.