In September 2024, the Christian Service University College (CSUC), a Christian-focused private university in the Ashanti Region, will celebrate its golden jubilee (50 years) since its inception.
Professor Sam Kofi Afrane, President of the University, told the media in the school’s conference room on Wednesday morning, “the grace of God is what has kept the school from 1974 until now.”
The President stated that the school has been focused on its mandate from its inception, which is to equip students with Christian beliefs and values so that they can contribute to the development of society wherever they find themselves after school.
‘’We intend to use the upcoming launch and anniversary celebrations to look into the history of CSUC, discuss the challenges we face and also celebrate the school’s achievements’’, the President posited.
Giving more details, the President said the school would be carrying out a one year long of activities including public lectures, naming of blocks after persons who have brought honor to the university since leaving campus as well as the initiation and commissioning of symbolic projects and others.
He said the CSUC would be commemorating the golden jubilee under the theme ‘’CSUC@50, Achievements and Prospects’’.
The anniversary celebrations, he mentioned, would be formally launched on campus on the 22nd of September, 2023 where the official logo and clothing for the same would be out-doored to the public.
The President mentioned that eight (8) committees including the Central Planning Committee would be carrying out the planning and mobilization as well as coordination of affairs for the grand celebration in September 2024.
Achievements and Challenges:
The President said CSUC from the time it was established has had to live within its means by using internally generated funds to carry out its operations.
Starting with about three lecturers in 1974 where about 100 people had enrolled for courses it offered in Christian Theology, Prof Afrane said the school could now boast of training about Eight Thousand persons in the country who were contributing in all fields of career.
Currently, he stated the challenge the school was facing was staff retention since many who get better offers choose to leave.
He however noted that the school was doing everything it could do to recruit and retain the best persons as management staff, lecturers and workers
The President also mentioned that the school was looking into obtaining Charter status so that it could offer certifications and conduct out activities without having to rely on supervision and direction from outside sources.
The Vice President and other management employees, as well as members of the Central Planning Committee for the 50th anniversary celebration, were present at the media interaction.