CENTRAL STAFF CROWNS YEAR WITH GAMES AND PARTY

Staff and Faculty of Central University crowned an eventful year with a series of activities on Thursday, 22nd December, 2016. The activities included various indoor and outdoor games such as tug of peace, volleyball, cards, draught, lime and spoon race, athletics and football.

The Headquarters Staff of the International Central Gospel Church, the Elsayus Company,a sanitary and cleaning service provider for the university and Panos Security joined the staff of the university in a series of fiercely contested games. At the end of the games, exceptional performances by teams and individuals in the various sports disciplines were presented with awards and trophies.

The highlight of all the activities was the Vice-Chancellor’s Christmas Party for staff which is organized annually to fete the University community. The occasion which was characterized by merry making and quality choral music by the CU Jubilee Choir, was also used to recognize the outstanding contributions of current and former members of the University towards the growth and development of Central University

Professor Joseph Gogo, the outgoing head of the Civil Engineering department won the Best teacher award for the faculty level whilst Miss. Vulate Asare won the best worker award given to the best administrative staff. The award recipients were each given a certificate and a cash prize.

Also, the contributions of recently retired Staff of CU were recognized. The retirees were awarded with meritorious certificates amidst deafening cheers and applause from their former colleagues.

With a choice between traditional and continental dishes, Staff and faculty from the various campuses of the University were feted to a cocktail of good cuisine, great music and refreshing drinks.

Professor Kwesi Yankah, the Vice-Chancellor used the occasion to thank the university community for a very eventful year culminating in the attainment of a charter and also the successful graduation of 1744 students in the year under review.

The Chancellor, Rev. Dr. Mensa Otabil who was a surprise guest at the staff party also prayed for the Staff present to bring the day’s event to an end.

CENTRAL UNIVERSITY GRADUATES 1744 STUDENTS

Central University on the 17th of December, 2016 graduated 1744 students at an impressive ceremony at its permanent campus at Miotso, Accra, Ghana.

The Special Guest was an Alumna of the University, Mrs. Phyllis Kuenyehia (Image Strategist - Human Capital & Workforce Development and Managing Partner - Cascade Consult). In an inspiring speech, she called on the graduands to acquire critical soft skills sets such as personal branding and self-development.   Revealing the personal and academic sacrifices she had to endure as a former student in Central during the university`s formative years, Mrs. Kuehyehia charged the graduands to think about building up their alma mater by citing the examples other prestigious university built because of the contributions of their alumni.

The Vice- Chancellor of Central University, Professor Kwesi Yankah in his speech revealed that the University is graduating 1744 students. Of this 1511 or 86.6%, are undergraduates, and 233 or 13.3% are from the graduate school.

Of those graduating from the undergraduate division, 724 or 47.9% belong to the Central Business School, 41% from the School of Applied Sciences, 158 or 10.5% from FASS, and 10 or 6% are from the STM.

He further touched on current academic and social developments currently taking place in the University by revealing the completion of the University’s modern Television and Radio studios which will be inaugurated early next year. The Radio studio, he said, is probably the biggest in any academic institution in Ghana.

He also spoke on the physical development of Central University which has seen over 150 street lights installed at the Miotso campus. The lights, he said, were donated by Pastor Christopher Yaw Annor led Holy Ghost Temple of the International Central Gospel Church and the Chancellor of Central University Dr. Mensa Otabil who is also the General Overseer of the International Central Gospel Church.

He said a modern Student Plaza to house student related offices has also been completed. The edifice, he revealed is to ensure that services to students are provided in a more centralized location and in a convenient manner.

On the academic front, Professor Yankah spoke on new development such as the introduction of new academic programmes; academic collaborations with other foreign academic institutions of great repute, exceptional performance of Central Students in International competitions which in the past two years have resulted in 14 students benefitting from the opportunity to travel to Netherlands to join their foreign counterparts to work on joint projects.

The Chancellor,Dr. Mensa Otabil,  Pro-Chancellor, Dr. Joyce Aryee, Pro-Vice Chancellor, Professor Bill Puplampu, Registrar, Mr. Emil Afenyo, Deans, Directors, Heads of Departments, Faculty, Staff, Students and their friends, and relatives were all present at the graduation.

CBS Holds Lecture on ‘How to Publish in Top Tier Journals’

The Dean’s Research Club (DRC) of the Central Business School (CBS) held its maiden Lecture on ‘How to Publish in Top Tier Journals’ at Central University, Christ Temple on Wednesday, 30th November 2016. The overall objective of the lecture was to build capacity of the Faculty in the area of research with emphasis on practical ways of writing quality research papers and getting them published in reputable journals. In line with this objective, several topical issues relating to journal article publication were brought to the fore and discussed.  The lecture covered various research types as well as vital research imperatives that could bolster one’s chances of having one’s papers accepted for publication in top tier journals. The lecture attracted 43 participants mainly, faculty drawn from different departments in CBS and the wider university community.

The lecture was delivered by the Dean of the Central Business School, Prof Kwaku Appiah-Adu one of Ghana’s leading Professors in the field of Marketing. The event proved to be Masterclass for learning by providing insights into how to publish in top tier journals.

In addition, attendees were provided with materials in the form of slides which contained relevant information regarding academic publication. Some leading articles written by other renowned scholars were also recommended as sample articles for reference and guidance.

Professor Appiah-Adu with deep insight and resourcefulness answered questions from the participants to bring the exceptionally beneficial lecture to a successful conclusion. One question which gained much interest was a questions on how to deal with the “Managerial Implications” section of journal articles which appears to be a” problem child” in journal article publication. The interactive lecture saw participants making useful contributions.

The Lecture was organized by the Public Lecture and Colloquium Committee (PLCC) whose role among others is to help improve and increase research activities in the Central Business School.

CBS PUBLIC LECTURE AT BRITISH COUNCIL

The Central Business School, Central University held a public lecture at the British Council on Thursday, 17th November 2016. The lecture was attended by CEOs, entrepreneurs, corporate business executives, scholars, students and the general public was on the topic: “Learning from How Fortune 50 Companies Dominate Markets.”

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