- Central University's Vice Chancellor, Professor Bill Buenar Puplampu, has denied that the university is about to close down
- According to him, the university has a success story which proves that it is not about to collapse
The Vice Chancellor of Central University, Professor Bill Buenar Puplampu, has dismissed reports that the university is facing challenges and could soon shut down.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that per information received from some people, including students of the university, there are serious challenges hampering the progress of the university.
Reacting to the claims, Professor Puplampu stated that the university’s success story is enough to prove that it is not about to collapse.
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“A lot is happening here, and I would crave Ghanaian indulgence to understand that this is a significant initiative and it’s not about to go down and it’s serving Ghana and the world considerably,” he said.
He added that over 14,000 people have graduated from the university since it started about 20 years ago.
He argued that for an institution to collapse, its internal structures would have to collapse, its financial arrangements poor, its workforce not sufficiently skilled, and its technology and clientele not patronizing again.
Professor Pupulampu went on to say that Central University currently has 200 faculty members, made up of eleven professors with distinguished careers leading the various programmes.
The institution is run by over 200 administrative staff with a current student population of 7000, he added.
He further noted that a university that was about to go down would not have matriculated over 1000 students for the 2018/19 academic year with another 105 students at the Kumasi campus, adding that “this shows we’re firmly on the ground and not about to go down.”
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