The Catholic University of Ghana (CUG) is collaborating with the University of Calgary, Canada, and Academic without Borders (AWB) to set up a Center of Social Justice and Ethics for excellence in research and pedagogy in the country.
According to Professor Daniels Obeng-Ofori, the Vice Chancellor of the CUG, the Center’s research output would help influence social development policies.
It will conduct research and offer instructions in graduate level programmes including Masters of Science (MSc.) in Social Ethics, MSc. In Healthcare Ethics, and Post-graduate in Management and Entrepreneurial Ethics.
Addressing the 21st graduation and 32 matriculation ceremony held at the university’s main campus at Fiapre, Prof Obeng-Ofori explained the Center would further ensure, through its programmes and activities, that ethics was embedded in all core activities of the university.
A total of 915 students graduated from the university, obtaining Masters Degrees and post-graduate degrees in various academic fields.
They comprise 315 undergraduates and 600 postgraduates’ students who undergo MAs in Religious Studies and Pastoral Ministry, Business Administration, Public Health, as well as MPHIL in Educational Administration and Management, Curriculum Studies and Guidance and Counseling.
The University also admitted 973 fresh students for the 2022/2023 academic year, to pursue various degree courses in Business Administration, Human Resource, Computer Science, General Nursing, Midwifery, Public Health Nursing Information Technology, Data Science as well as other Diploma and Certificate courses.
Currently, he explained the university had made fruitful discussions with the international academic institutions, and expressed the hope that the partnership would be sealed for mutual benefit.
The CUG and the Catholic University of Applied Sciences in Germany had jointly agreed to strengthen cooperation in the field of Science, Technology, and Education, he added, saying the major focus of the partnership was staff and student exchanges.
With a Presidential charter, Prof Obeng-Ofori said the CUG remained autonomous and now committed to introduce other relevant academic programmes that would benefit the nation, and advised the fresh students to remain disciplined and avoid examination malpractices that could lead to their dismissal.
The Most Reverend Henryk Missczyslav Jagodzinisk, the Apostolic Nuncio to Ghana, expressed appreciation to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for the Presidential charter, and commended the university community for its untiring efforts towards obtaining the chatter which had well positioned the institution to build on its achievements.