Pentecost University on July 10, 2021 were victorious as the institution won five awards at the 2021 Private University Students Association of Ghana (PUSAG) Excellence Awards at the National Theatre in Accra.
Pentecost University was adjudged the “Most Vibrant Private University on Digital Media.” This award was attributed to the consistent release of information by the university through digital platforms such as social media and the University’s website. This they said allows the student to access useful information on their phones with ease.
The tertiary institution was also awarded the “Most Innovative Private University of the Year.” According to the organizers, this award was largely based on experiences and opportunities for students. They said the University’s ability to digitize its entire application process, fee payment and other salient operations within one year have greatly improved students’ experience.
They also cited the paid vacation job concept the university has rolled out, which is the first in Ghana, for its students as very innovative. These including the tremendous increase in enrolment at the university make it the obvious choice for the award.
Apart from the Most Innovative Private University award, PU’s Department of Nursing and Midwifery was adjudged the overall best.
This award was attributed to the facilities, faculty of the PU Nursing and Midwifery department and the incremental pass rate of the nursing and midwifery students at the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Ghana’s licensure examinations.
This is the second time the department has won the coveted award, having been adjudged the “Overall Best” among both public and private Universities at the 2019 UMB Bank Tertiary Awards. On the same night, PUSAG also adjudged the Department of Information Technology as the best in the year.
The Vice-Chancellor of Pentecost University Rev. Prof. Kwabena Agyapong-Kodua was awarded the “Most Innovative Vice-Chancellor of the Year.” The selection for this award according to PUSAG was based on his leadership in driving the innovations that are transforming student experiences in Pentecost University.
Additionally, a total of nine students won various awards at the student’s level. A PU students’ media organization, Oboo TV, was also adjudged the “Students Media Group of the Year.”
In attendance was the Deputy Minister of Education Hon. John Ntim Fordjour, former Minister of Education in charge of Tertiary Prof. Kwesi Yankah, former Minister of Trade and Industry Dr. Ekow Spio Gabrah, and other dignitaries.
Penecost University was accredited by the National Accreditation Board (NAB), Ghana in November 2004 and awarded its Presidential Charter on May 28, 2020 by His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, the President of the Republic of Ghana. Prior to receiving a Presidential Charter, the university was affiliated to the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, University of Cape Coast, and University of Ghana.