The Chairman of the Church of Pentecost (CoP), Apostle Eric Nyamekye, together with his delegation has paid a courtesy call on the Vice-Chancellor of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Professor (Mrs.) Rita Akosua Dickson on Friday, 11th June 2021 at the Council Chamber.
According to the Chairman, the visit forms part of his two-week working tour in the Ashanti Region. He added that his visit to KNUST was to officially congratulate Professor Dickson on her appointment as the first female Vice-Chancellor of the University and pray with her for a successful tenure in office.
He charged her to invest in people and build the capacities of the human resource around her. “When you invest in people, you see the true meaning of life. You will also end up building a lot of people in your image, and when your tenure is over you will be happy with the impact you have made in the lives of people,” he advised.
Apostle Nyamekye also informed her of the church’s decision to assign a full-time campus Minister to the PENSA-KNUST to provide spiritual care and guidance for staff and students. He noted that the association currently has membership of over 2,000 students. The church, therefore, deemed it necessary to station a Minister to see to the spiritual growth and development of the increasing numbers. He urged the university to support and embrace him as part of the University’s Chaplaincy team.
The Chairman thanked KNUST for the relationship and the effective mentorship provided for the Pentecost University (PU), which received its presidential charter last year. He, however, called for continued partnership between both institutions to enable PU to achieve higher heights as KNUST.
He was hopeful that the appointment of Professor William Otoo Ellis, a former Vice-Chancellor of KNUST, as the current Chairman of the University’s Council would help strengthen relations of both institutions.
The Vice-Chancellor, Professor (Mrs.) Rita Akosua Dickson in her response, expressed her heartfelt gratitude to the Chairman for his visit. She lauded the church’s decision to assign a full-time Minister to PENSA-KNUST, noting that KNUST will continue to provide the right environment for the training of students with high moral values and good character for nation building.
She congratulated the PU on attaining the status of a fully-fledged university and assured the Chairman of her commitment to forging stronger ties with the PU.
Professor Dickson also outlined the various projects undertaken by the church on campus and encouraged the church to keep up with the good work of impacting societies. She called on the Church to continue to support KNUST in prayers.