Akufo-Addo promises to grant Catholic University a Presidential Charter

The Catholic University College of Ghana (CUCG) is to be granted a Presidential Charter to make it an independent degree-awarding institution, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has pointed. The University, he said, was deserving of the Charter and said it was going to be given soon.

He mentioned this in a speech made on his behalf by Mr. John Peter Amewu, Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, at the 125th-anniversary celebration of the Saint Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Denu. It followed separate appeals made to him, both by the University and the Most Reverend Gabriel Edoe Kumordjie, Bishop of the Keta-Akatsi Diocese of the Catholic Church.

President Akufo-Addo applauded the Church’s tremendous contribution to the development of education in the country. He said, “indeed, the work of the Roman Catholic Church, the greatest church in Christendom, in several aspects of our national life, especially in the educational and health sectors continue to demand the deep appreciation and gratitude of the Ghanaian people”.

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