The Regent University College of Science and Technology on Friday inaugurated its Board and Council members to reposition the institution as a world class University.
The new board is expected to work in collaboration with the management towards getting a government Charter by the end of 2016 as well as create opportunities for the University’s growth.
Reverend Professor Emmanuel Kingsley Kwabena Larbi, Founder and President of the University, said the institution is credited for mounting the first ever postgraduate degree programme in computer science in the country.
Prof Larbi said in January 2011, the Webometrics ranking of World Universities ranked their University as the third best University in Ghana and would continue to make strides in the field of computer science.
He noted that the University has had a good community engagement through the refurbishment of a dilapidated block for DA Junior High School in Suhum and provided ICT infrastructure for one Senior High School and two Junior High School in Eastern Region.
Prof Larbi said the University strategic plans included the introduction of more engineering, science and technology related programmes at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
“The University has also geared itself towards sustained collaboration with industry and other external institutions with high potential in technology to support cutting-edge research, teaching and community engagement”, he added.
He thanked the past council members for their valuable contributions towards enhancing the image of the University, urging the new board to be assertive and work assiduously for a sustained mission and vision.
Prof Kwasi Kwafo Adarkwa, member of Council, thanked management for the honour done them and pledge their resolute support to provide strategic direction to management with respect to the University’s mission and vision. GNA