The national union of Presbyterian students NUPSG, knust climaxed its 50th anniversary celebrations on Sunday 18th March 2012 with a thanksgiving service at the royal parade ground. The theme for the celebrations was his faithfulness throughout the year culled from Joshua 25:1
Among the many dignitaries present at the service include; the Vice Chancellor of KNUST Prof. W.O Ellis, Rev Dr. K Opuni-Frimpong, representative of the Moderator of the Presbyterian church, Rev. K Ofosu Addo, Chairman PCG Asante presbytery, Mr. David Agyei, NUPS-G national president and many others.
Delivering the anniversary message, the Rev. K Ofosu Addo, director of missions & envangelism explained that jubilee year in the life of any institution is a year of reflection. He added that jubilee is a call to influence ones society by sending student missionaries all over the world.
He bemoaned the practice among alumni of NUPS-G who leave the church to join other charismatic churches. Rev ofosu said; “the church leaders are counting on this generation of NUPS-G to influence the country”. “You should stay in the church and help build structures that will help the church grow” he admonished.
Awards and citations were also presented by the executives of NUPS-G KNUST to persons and institutions who contributed to the growth, vision and activities of the union throughout the past years. This list included; Rev. E.S Mate-Kodjo, first NUPS-G branch president, Prof K.K Adarkwa, former Vice Chancellor Of Knust, Rev Paul K Boafo Protestant Chaplain , knust, Tobinco Pharmaceutical, Challenge Bookshop, Unilever Ghana Limited and many others.
The national union of Presbyterian students was formed at Akuafo Hall Chapel of the University of Ghana Legon on February 28, 1960 with 39 members, now has membership of over ten thousand students nationwide.
The knust branch was established 2 year later in 1962 initially called the Presbyterian students union. It was later known as the UST PSU branch and UST NUPS-G. The current name NUPS-G KNUST has been in effect since 1998.
Dzansi Brian Dzidefo