The President of the All Nations University College (ANUC), Reverend Dr Samuel Donkor, has called on the university’s alumni to take personal interest in helping to promote the image of the institution.
“It is in your supreme interest for your alma mater to grow, to make positive headlines, to significantly impact our community and nation, and successfully break new frontiers in research, because the impact of such positive attainments on your career is huge,” he said.
Rev Dr Donkor was addressing the alumni of the college in Koforidua at their first dinner night, which brought together 2007 to 2015 year groups to dine and wine and to discuss pertinent issues about their alma mater.
The President’s call came at the wake of recent unfortunate-but-mysterious incidents of deaths recorded at the university’s campuses in March and December, 2015.
In March, a 22-year-old female student fell and died from the university’s city campus in Koforidua during a group prayer meeting, while the second one which is still under investigation, occurred at its main campus where a 17-year-old oil and gas engineering student was found dead at the back of his hostel.
Rev Dr Donkor reminded the old students that, although they are of the University, its success directly impacts on their success at the workplace, business, society and every sphere of their endeavours.
“Your colleagues, society, friends and family, continue to link you to the failure or successes of your alma mater.”
He said ANUC on September 16, 2015 signed a Memorandum of Understanding with NASA to collaborate on atmospheric research to measure aerosols in the atmosphere.
As a result, on December 16, 2015, NASA installed, on the university’s campus, AERONET devices that measure the amount of pollution in the atmosphere in West Africa.
He said this has created a platform for ANUC students and faculty to engage with world-renowned researchers at NASA and other parts of the world.
The President of ANUC also said the university has sponsored three alumni to study space science and satellite sub-systems in Japan to help design and build an actual CubeSat by 2017.
The CubeSat when developed would be launched into orbit to help detect offshore oil spillage and forest fires.
“In 2016 we will seek accreditation for our School of Graduate Studies which will offer Master of Business Administration courses and Technology programmes,” Rev Dr Donkor disclosed.
Mr Oppong Boadi, President of the ANUC Alumni, expressed happiness over the numerous achievements attained by the University.