Dr. Ekow Spio-Garbrah in a discussion with Archbishop Duncan-Williams before the induction ceremony
The Governing Council of the Dominion University College (DUC) was inaugurated in Accra last Thursday.
The 15-member Council is chaired by Dr Justice Emile Francis Short.
The other members are Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams (Chancellor); Dr. Ekow Spio-Garbrah, (president); Kwame Acheampong-Kyei; Dr. Jendayi Fraser, a former United States Secretary of State for Africa; Professor Samuel Bonsu; Mrs. Obiageli Ezekwesili, a former vice president for Africa at the World Bank, Mrs. Charlotte Osei and Bishop James Saah.
The rest are Alex Danso, Edward Odame Larbi-Siaw, David Lamptey, Reverend Grace Bondzie, Ms Sarah Fafa Kpodo and Dr. George Sipa-Adjah Yankey.
Though grounded in Christian principles, the DUC is open to all races and creeds.
The first batch of 100 students is expected to be admitted in September this year for lectures to commence.
In his inaugural address, Dr. Spio-Garbrah, said “developing and maintaining a rich teaching and research culture is the key, underpinning the DUC”.
He assured that the university would make a tremendous impact on parents, students and staff, as well as the local, national and international communities.
“The DUC has men with a wide range of expertise, ready to assist the business community through short-term courses and consultancy services by our team of distinguished professors and professionals,” he stressed.
Dr. Spio-Garbrah indicated that the authorities would ensure that anyone who passed through its doors would have received sound education from men and women with experience from all over the world.
He hoped that the vast and rich experience of members of the Governing Council would have a significant impact on the career prospects of its products.
The Chancellor, Archbishop Duncan-Williams, pointed out that the DUC is poised to provide career guidance and counselling, mentorship, attachments, internship and exchange programmes with foreign Universities, for its students and faculties.
“Our fundamental responsibility is to ensure that our graduates are well prepared for the world of work, through skills and knowledge based initiatives and innovations”, he stressed.
The DUC is affiliated with the University of Cape Coast (UCC), and is sponsored by the Christian Action Faith Ministries International (CAFM).