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President’s annual Report 2012/2013 - Page 6


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SECTION 6: LEARNING MATERIALS AND PUBLICATION

6.1 The Regent Ghana Libraries & Learning Resources

The Regent University Libraries are made up of four campus libraries with a total seating capacity of about 200. The City Campus Library in 2012, moved to a larger room with a larger seating capacity. All the libraries are well air conditioned and each campus library is equipped with adequate computers (4 per campus library), fully networked with internet facilities.

 

Services

The Regent Ghana Libraries offer the following services to the users: computer access, internet access, access to past examination questions, book borrowing, quick reference services, assistance in the retrieval and use of Information resources and provision of congenial environments for study. Printing facilities are also available. Regent Ghana Libraryies offer long hours of free internet access services to students and lecturers on all the campuses.

All MBA students of Regent Ghana have remote access to the Maastricht School of Management’s electronic library. The Maastricht School of Management, to which the MBA programme of Regent University is affiliated, is specialized in the fields of Management, Finance, Information Technology, Operations, Environment, Accounting, Marketing and Economics. The Information centre of Maastricht contains about 19,000 books and has subscriptions (printable versions) to 80 periodical titles. In addition, there is a growing collection of video tapes and other materials, such as case studies, research papers from students from all MSM programmes, theses, newspapers, dictionaries, and statistical information.

 

Library Stock

The Regent Ghana Libraries stock variety of materials including books/monographs, journals, annuals, reports, pamphlets, reprints, CD-ROMs and audio-visual cassettes. To date, the libraries have a total book stock of 19,101 volumes with 909 Audio-Visual Materials, 171 soft readings, 54 print journal titles, over 7 networked databases, as well as videos, manuscript and pictorial materials. The Regent Ghana Libraries specialize in collections covering fields such as Management, Accounting, Economics, Computing, Information Systems, Banking and Finance, Business Administration, French, Theology, Divinity, Psychology, Electronics Engineering, Computer Science, MBA and MSc in Statistics.

 

Electronic Resources

Links to electronic learning resources are provided via the University’s website to. In 2012 the Regent University Library joined the membership of CARLIGH and became beneficiaries of the Wiley Online Library facilities. Wiley Online Library hosts the world's broadest and deepest multidisciplinary collection of online resource materials. It delivers seamless integrated access to over 4 million articles from 1500 journals, over 11,500 online books, and hundreds of reference works, laboratory protocols and databases. The library is also a beneficiary of the HINARI Access to Research Initiative.The HINARI  Access to Research Initiative is an online database that provides free or very low cost online access to more than 6000 major journals in biomedical and related social sciences to local NGOs, Public Health Institutions and Universities in developing countries.

Also available is the EBSCO online databases which have excellent tools for finding full-text articles, as well as the JSTOR which offers a high-quality, interdisciplinary archive to support scholarship and teaching.

 

 

6.2 PUBLICATIONS IN THE 2012/2013 ACADEMIC YEAR

Lecturers in the various schools are encouraged to continuously conduct  research for publication. In this academic year, the following publications were made:

 

SIE

  1. Moffatt S (2012). Nanoengineering Strategies for Antibody-Nanoparticle Conjugates: Overview, Challenges and Promises.  Int. Jnl of Nanosci. and Nanotechnol., 3(1): 1-20
  2. Moffatt S , Wiehle S   and Cristiano R (2013). In Vitro Assessment of Radiolabeled Monoclonal Antibodies for the Extracellular Domain of Prostate-specific Membrane Antigen. Jnl of Med and Pharm Sci. 8:226-228.
  3. Moffatt S , Cristiano R and Boyle R (2013). Combined Formulation of Doxubicin-Arg-Gly-Asp (RGD) and Modified PEGylated PLGA-encapsulated Nanocarrier improves Anti-tumor Activity (2013). Int Jnl of Nanosci and Nanotechnol 4(1): 19 – 34
  4. Kenneth Azumah and Henry Osborne Quarshie (2012). Towards Higher Quality Data: Impact of Perception of Data Quality on IT Investment. Jnl of Emerging Trends in Computing and Info. Sciences 3(12):1614 – 1621
  5. Henry Osborne Quarshie (2013). Fighting Cyber Crimes in Africa – Issues of Jurisdiction. Jnl of Emerging Trends in Computing and Info. Sciences 4(1):42 – 45
  6. Henry Osborne Quarshie (2012). Ethical Challenges in Computerized Society. Jnl of Emerging Trends in Computing and Info. Sciences 3(11):1495 – 1497
  7. Henry Osborne Quarshie and James Ami-Narh (2012). The Growth and Usage of Internet in Ghana. Jnl of Emerging Trends in Computing and Info. Sciences 3(9):1302 – 1308.
  8. Henry Osborne Quarshie (2012). The Level of Usage of Computer and the Internet by Teenage Girls in Ghana. Jnl of Emerging Trends in Computing and Info. Sciences 3(8):1253 – 1257.
  9. Henry Quarshie, Godfred Koi-Akrofi, Alexander Martin Odoom (2012). The Economic Impact of Computer Virus – A Case of Ghana. Jnl of Emerging Trends in Computing and Info. Sciences 3:1235 – 1239
  10. Godfred Koi-Akrofi, Henry Quarshie, & Joyce Koi-Akrofi, J. (2013). Information Technology Project Failures in Organizations in Ghana. Jnl of Emerging Trends in Computing and Info. Sciences 4(1):100 - 107

 

SBE

DR. PRINCE EDWARD DARAH

Articles Published in Edited Newspapers

  1. Darah, P. E., The US Credit Crisis - A Wake Up Call for Ghanaian Banks, published by Business and Financial Times (B&FT), Issue No. 902, Pages 10 &11
  2. Darah, P. E., Operational Risk Management: The State of Play in Ghana & Nigeria, published by Business and Financial Times (B&FT), Issue No. 903, Pages 12 & 13
  3. Darah, P. E., Agency Problem: The Forgotten Viper in Financial Organisations, published by Business and Financial Times (B&FT), Issue No. 908, Page 18

 

 

QUARM STEPHEN SNOWS

  1. Quarm Stephen S., “Technological Innovations and future ICT developments in the offshore Oil & Gas Industry using Offshore Technology.” A case study of Schlumberger. available at UNDP Library, (Oil & Gas Research September,  2012)

 

STMHDP

  1. Adu Nana Ama Takyibea (2012). Children’s Assessment of Well-being-A Study of the Experiences and Subjective Well-being of Orphans Living in Institutions in Ghana. Lambert Publishing House, Germany.
  2. Joyce Komesuor and Teye, J.K (2012). Effects of Mass Media and Tobacco Promotion on Smoking among Adolescents in Ghana. International Journal of Humanities and Social Service, Vol 2, No 9, 136-146. Centre for Promoting Ideas, United States of America.
  3. David Doku, Subas Neupane and Paul Narh Doku (2012). Factors associated with reproductive health care utilization among Ghanaian Women. BMC International Health and Human Rights 2012, 12:29
  4. Wilson Philip, Rush Robert, Hussey Susan, Puckering Christine, Sim Fiona, Allely Clare, Doku Paul Narh, McConnachie Alex and Gillberg Christopher (2012). How evidence-based is an ‘evidence-based  parenting programme’? A PRISMA systematic review and meta-analysis of Triple P. BMC Medicine 2012;10:230

 

6.3 ON-GOING RESEARCH

SBE

      YAW BOADI APPIAH

  1. Appiah, Y.B., Consumer Behaviour Towards Yoghurt in Ghana. (Unpublished)
  2. Appiah, Y.B., Marketing Prospects and Challenges of Pineapple Products in Ghana. (Unpublished)
  3. Appiah, Y.B., Assessing the Local Contents of Ghana's Oil Find: The Entrepreneur's Perspective. (Unpublished)

 

        WILLIAM ASAMOAH OWUSU

  1. Analysis of failure as a motivator of entrepreneurial success (Unpublished).
  2. Empowering women through Microfinance; a case study in Ghana (Unpublished).
  3. Group-based model of Microfinance; Success or failure to poverty reduction (Unpublished).
  4.  

        JOSEPH T. TETTEH-QUAYNOR

  1. Tetteh-Quaynor, J., Knowledge Management - Principles & Practices. (Unpublished)
  2. Tetteh-Quaynor, J., Team Management, Negotiation, Leadership in Business - Articles, delivered during a lecture at Canadian Chamber of Commerce, Accra. (Unpublished).

 

   DAVID TETTEY TAWIAH

  1. La critique littéraire de Le Lys dans la vallée d'attonré de Balzac. (Unpublished)

 

   BENJAMIN EDEM ZOGBATOR

  1. The Role of Performance Appraisal in Staff Development in Private Universities.     (Unpublished)

 

GEORGE EKEGEY EKEHA

  1. Financial Accounting In Practice: Practical Questions And Answers For Students  (Unpublished)

BERNARD NYARKO BOAHENE

  1. Determining the Governance Structure of Swedish Biotechnology Industry 2007   (Unpublished)    
  2. Attedonic Estimation of Housing Values in Accra. (Unpublished)

 

PETER ACKAH

  1. Ackah, P. Redonominatoin of the Ghana Cedi, Essential Issues, Challenges and Prospects. (Unpublished)
  2. Ackah, P. Payment of Taxes by Religious organisations: The case of the Church of Pentecost. (Unpublished)

 

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President’s annual Report 2012/2013 - Page 5


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SECTION 5: STUDENTS’ PARLIAMENT ACTIVITIES

i.        Womens’ Commission Organises Fashion and Relationship Talk

The Womens’ Commission (WC) of the Regent Ghana Students’ Parliament (RGSP) held a Fashion and Relationship talk April 2013 at the Multi-purpose Hall of the City Campus. The seminar was on the theme “Dare to be different”. The theme was adopted by the Commission to equip the citizens of RGSP, especially females, with the necessary tools to build healthy relationships, enhance their personal brands, and develop their fashion sense.

Mrs. Dzigbordi K. Dosoo, Founder & CEO of Allure Africa, was the guest speaker.

 

ii. Donation to Orphanage by Regent Ghana Students’ Union

The Regent-Ghana Students' Union on Saturday, April, 13, made donations of assorted items worth GHC2440 to the orphanage of the Royal Seed Home, a Kasoa-based orphanage adopted by the Union. The delegation which visited the orphanage included the Speaker of the Regent Ghana Students’ Parliament, Rt. Hon. Nadia Darko-Lartey, the Deputy Speaker, Hon. Samuel Mark-Tackie, the Deputy Clerk in Charge of General Services, Hon. Johnson Abossey, the Public Relations Officer of RGSP, Hon. Christabel Tetteh and some student  leadership aspirants.  

Items donated to the orphanage included 800 exercise books, a box of pens, pencils, chalks, markers and erasers. Other items included 1 bag of rice, 1 gallon of cooking oil, 1 bag of onions, a box of tin tomatoes as well as detergents and sanitary wares.

 

iii. RGSP Diaries: Launch of the RGSP Cadet/Website/Welfare Scheme

The Regent Ghana Students’ Parliament (RGSP) launched its Air Force Cadet, website and a welfare scheme in March, 2013. The guest speaker for the programme was Hon. Mavis Hawa Koomson (Member of Parliament for Awutu Senya East Constituency).

 

Other Activities

  1. Career development seminars 1. CV writing, exploring your potentials, entrepreneurship development.
  2. Health talks: Awareness was created on Hepatitis B, prostrate and cervical cancers. HIV and other tests were conducted.
  3. Sex Education: This was facilitated by the Planned Parenthood Association of Ghana Club on campus.
  4. Excursions: A trip was organisedto the Boti falls,  a high waterfall within the Boti Forest Reserve about 30 minutes east of Koforidua.
  5. Inter societal games: Inter societal games were held at the Lizzy Sports complex where the Mckweon Society emerged winners.
  6. Establishment of New Business Center:  A new Business center has been set up at the kings campus offering various printing and other services to the student body at subsidized rates.
  7. Amendment of the RGSU ULTIMATE VOICE CONSTITUTION
  8. Printing of RGSU exercise books:  A number of RGSU-branded exercise books were distributed to level 100 students, during their orientation. Some were also donated as part of various social responsibility initiatives.

 

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President’s annual Report 2012/2013 - Page 4


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SECTION 4: CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

Regent University College in partnership with Prof. E. K. Larbi continued their commitment to improving educational facilities and outputs in the rural communities of Ghana through the corporate social responsibility ambition.

Such interventions have significant impacted the communities involved with measurable results.

 

4.1 Impact of intervention at Kyenku-Larbi JHS - 95% Pass score in the 2012 BECE

The Regent University College recently (March 2013) handed over the renovated classroom block of Adimadim Kyenku-Larbi D/A Junior High School to the community.

The school block of the Adimadim Kyenku Larbi Junior High School (JHS) remained uncompleted for many years. The deplorable state of the classrooms, lack of adequate qualified teachers, financial challenges, among others, led to the school consistently scoring low percentage passes in the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE), sometimes scoring as low as 0%. Regent University College of Science and Technology took steps to complete the school building and provided other facilities needed to enhance teaching and learning. The first step the University College took was to help remold and plaster the block. The doors, windows and fascia board bearing the name of the school were all fixed. Other facilities/items provided for the school were:

  • A four-seater water closet (toilet facility)
  • Two qualified teachers engaged by the University to augment the work of the two employed by the government.
  • Tables and chairs for classroom 
  • A generator regularly fueled by the UniversityCollege that supports evening studies
  • Computer Laboratory
  • Further arrangements have been concluded to get the school enlisted in the one-laptop-per-child partnership programme instituted by rlg communications (an ICT organization) and the Government of Ghana.

These interventions have improved the pass rate of the students of Adimadim Kyenku Larbi tremendously. An impressive 95% pass rate was achieved by the school, in the recently-held BECE (2012), a significant improvement from the 71% pass rate it recorded in last year’s examination. Before the Regent Intervention, the best pass rate ever achieved by the school in the yearly national examination was 27%.

 

4.2 The Larteh School Project

4.2.1 Methodist Junior High School

The needs of the schools at Larteh came to the President and Founder, Prof. Larbi’s attention after participating  in a function  at the invitation  of the Omanhene of Larteh. A need assessment report indicated that, a number of computers and their accessories donated by a philanthropist were still not being utilized due to insufficient funds to furnish the computer lab in which the items were to be installed. Prof. Larbi provided the GHC1,500 needed to furnish the lab.  The library block was inspected and later partitioned into two, to serve as a library and a computer lab. Prof. Larbi arranged to have the headmistress’ office, as well as the Staff Common Room refurbished. A brand new computer and printer were also donated to the school. The computer laboratory was subsequently networked to enable students access the internet.

The Headmistress, staff and students confirmed that the intervention had improved the educational experience at the school tremendously, as compared to the state of other schools in the town. It therefore, came as no surprise that the BECE result for 2012 improved to 74% from the previous year’s result of 45%. The President has also initiated remedial classes in the Methodist JHS to help young people in Larteh who have WASCCE examinations to rewrite.

 

4.2.2. Computer Laboratory for Larteh Senior High School

The School initially had no functional computer laboratory.  The supposed laboratory facility was being used to house male students of the school. Regent University assessed the situation  and  embarked on a renovation exercise, furnishing the laboratory with tables and chair, as well as networking the forty (40) available computers. A wireless link has also been created between the main campus and the computer laboratory. Additionally, a projector has been mounted to enhance the teaching of ICT.

 

4.3 The Larteh Water Project

Regent University College, led by its President & CEO was concerned about the acute water problem that confronts the inhabitants of Larteh-Akuapem, and its attendant effects on the education of children (especially the girl child) productivity and the health of the residents of the township. Regent University College, with technical assistance from World Vision International, commissioned a team to assess the situation at Larteh on February 2, 2012.

The team met the Paramount Chief of Larteh and Omanhene of Akuapem Guan Traditional Area and the Chief of Larteh Kubease. The Chiefs led the team to the water bodies in the town for the assessment exercise.

The assessment report recommended the re-engineering of the existing water bodies to make them easily accessible and hygienic. It was further recommended that more boreholes are built for the town.

A large spring called Abununkumi, which in the 1950s was tapped to the town to serve the people, will be refurbished to provide water for the town.

Financial implications for the various options of the Larteh Water Project are as follows: 

 

Intervention 1

Development of Esite Spring Source

$   7,150.00

Intervention 2

Drilling and Installation of Hand Pumps (9 bore holes)

$ 67,450.00

Intervention 3

Development of Aburunkumi Spring and taping it to town

$152,087.50

Total cost of provision of potable water to Larteh

 

$226,687.00

 

 

 

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President’s annual Report 2012/2013 - Page 3


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SECTION 3: FACULTY & STAFF

The university currently has one hundred and fifteen (115) faculty staff comprising 70 full time, 55 part-time staff  and 13 Teaching Assistants with over 120 supporting staff.

 

3.1 Staff Recruitment /Appointments

a.      Key Appointments

Dr. Isaac Ohene Appointed Registrar

Dr. Isaac Ohene has been appointed the new Registrar of Regent University effective November 1, 2012. He comes with wealth of experience serving the University of Cape Coast in numerous capacities over the past 27 years, most  recently as Registrar.  Dr. Ohene holds a Doctoral Degree in Education from the Institute of Education, University of Sussex, MA in International Affairs and in Economics from Ohio University, as well as a BA in Economics/Statistics from the University of Ghana, Legon.

 

Dr Joseph Boakye

The university added to its faculty list a senior lecturer, Dr. Boakye. He holds a PhD degree in Economics and Human Resources Development from the University of Illinois at Urban-Champaign, USA in 1995 and an MSc in Resource Economics from university of Guelph, Canada. He has rich experience in statistical and economic research, and teaching at the tertiary level.

 

Dr. Ebenezer Malcalm – Director of e–Education and University Website Management

Dr. Malcalm holds a PhD in instructional technology from Ohio University, U.SA, MA in Population Studies from University of Ghana, and a BA in Book Industry (Publishing Studies) from KNUST. He joins Regent university with management and teaching responsibilities.

 

Mr. Ishmael Mintah Appointed Marketing and Public Affairs Manager

The university has employed a new Marketing and Public Affairs Manager. Mr. Ishmael Mintah joined the Regent-Community from the U.SA where he had worked in a similar position and also in the area of research. Mr. Ishmael Mintah has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Creighton University, Omaha, and Master’s degree in Applied Economics from North Carolina A & T State University, Greensboro.

 

b.      Other appointments

  1. Mr. Chris Samuel Quist- Head of Informatics Department
  2. David Laud Fiase - Head of Technology Department
  3. Mr. George Laryea - Deputy Head of Engineering Department
  4. Mr. Godfred Koi-Akrofi - Thesis Coordinator
  5. Dr. Jacob Boakye Full Time, Senior Lecturer
  6. Rev. Vincent Adzika - HOD, Theology
  7. Dr. Fredrick Sai - Dean of students
  8. Rev. Ofori Akuffo - University Chaplain
  9. Rev. Francis M. Amevenku - Adjunct Lecturer
  10. Pastor Josiah Andor - Adjunct Lecturer

 

3.2 Staff Development

SIE

The following faculty members from the Department of Informatics are currently enrolled in post-graduate programmes

  1. Henry Quarshie – PhD student
  2. Emmanuel Atta Williams – PhD student
  3. Godfred Koi-Akrofi – PhD student

 

School of Business and Economics

  1. Mr. Stephen Essel – Pursuing a Ph.D programme in Business Administration  at  the University of South Africa.
  2. Mr. Yaw Boadi Appiah-Pursuing an MSc. Statistics programme at Regent University College of Science and Technology
  3. Mr. Stephen Snows  Quarm- Pursued a course which led to an award of a Post   Graduate Certificate in Oil & Gas Management with specialization in I.T/ Project Management, organized by Petro Skills /UK, held at the Management Development and Productivity Institute, Accra.
  4. William Asamoah  Owusu , Pursuing a Ph.D programme in Entrepreneurship  at Universite’ Catholique de Louvain, Belgium

 

School of Theology, Ministry and Human Development

  1. Dr. Paul Narh Doku, within the period completed his PhD in Psychological Medicine in Ocotober 2012. The thesis was “The mental health of orphans and vulnerable children within the context of HIV/AIDS in Ghana” at the University of Glasgow
  2. Kwaku  Oppong Asante- pursuing PhD studies at KwaZulu-Natal University 2012-2014

 

 

3.3 Conferences/ Workshops/Meetings Attended By Faculty and Staff

SIE:

1. Conferences/ Meetings Attended

  1. Dr. Stanley Moffatt  was an Invited Speakerat theIEEE Workshop on Nanoinformatics for Biomedicine - A Conference on Harnessing the Potential of Bioinformatics in Nanomedicine in Philadelphia, USA,  (4-7 October 2012).
  2. Dr. Stanley Moffatt gave a lecture at the 1st Pan-African Summer School in Nanomedicine (Pan-African Center of Excellence on Nanomedicine) in  Pretoria, South Africa, ( 4-11 November 2012).

SBE

  1. Joseph T. Tetteh-Quaynor, March, 2011. “Leader in Business” A paper presented at the Canadian Chamber of Commerce Conference at the Barclays Club House in Ridge, Accra
  2. Joseph T. Tetteh-Quaynor, June and also in September, 2010. “Team Management” A paper presented at the Canadian Chamber of Commerce Conference at the Barclays Club House in Ridge, Accra
  3. Joseph T. Tetteh-Quaynor, September, 2010.”Leadership at Corporate  Level,  A lecture delivered at the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Accra at Barclays Club House in Ridge
  4. Quarm Stephen Snows, November, 2012.” AGI Second Local Content Oil & Gas Conference”. Lecture  delivered by various stakeholders in the Oil & Gas Industry

 

STMHDP

  1. The Dean attended a workshop on Global Young Leadership conference at the M.Plaza in Accra and a Senior Administrative and Leadership Workshop at GIMPA in Accra.

viii.The Dean, Staff and some students of the Theology and Ministry Department attended a conference on African Christianity and Politics-Trinity Theological Seminary in April 2013

 

Others

  1. Miss Nancy Ansah also attended the following workshop and Conferences
    1. A USAID workshop on Reproductive Health (June 2012)
    2. A certificate program in South Africa on Social Determinant of Health (July, 2012)
    3.  The World AIDS Conference in Washington DC, dubbed “Turning the Tide” (July, 2012)

 

 

Other Activities by Regent-Ghana

a.      Educational Support Services (ESS)

Orientation for Newly-Admitted Students

The Regent University as part of its core organizational strategy organized an orientation programme for Fresh students. This introduces them to the Regent community, its vision and mission as well the available resources for their use.

In the 2012/2013 academic year, orientation programmes were organized for all freshmen. During the period, sections of the university leadership, faculty, and staff gave series of presentations, advice and guidelines to attaining academic excellence. A series of other activities were held, which were aimed at helping students integrate into the University College with ease.

 

First Aid Course

A First Aid Programme was held for prospective graduands.

A senior officer from the National Fire Service served as the resource person for the programme. Students were taught basic first aid tools, techniques and processes to go through to control fire outbreaks, save lives and even revive a person in a state of comatose.

A total number of 828 participants took part in the seminar out of which 320 students took an evaluation examination.

 

Regent Role Modeling and Entrepreneurship Project

The department is also working on a project dubbed “RUCST Role Modeling”, a project aimed at getting students in their advanced stages of their studies to teach and serve as role models in the rural and less endowed communities in Ghana. The essence is to expose our young students to less endowed communities in Ghana. The office is seeking for sponsorship from some Members of Parliament for the accommodation and up-keep of the students who would be involved. Indeed a student of RUCST who happens to be a Member of Parliament in the Asante-Akim North Constituency has shown an interest. The expectation of this office is to replicate the concept to all regions in Ghana. This project, if supported and  implemented successfully, will undoubtedly give a major boost to the University’s student placement agenda.

 

Internship and National Service

Two hundred and fifteen (215) students were issued with attachment letters upon request to enable them undergo on the job training (attachment) at various organisations.

Below is the breakdown of National Service Personnel from Regent University posted around the country,  in the year under review.

SN

PROGRAMME

TOTAL

1

BSc. Accounting and Information Systems

97

2.

BSc. Management with Computing

171

3

BSc. Banking and Finance with French

46

4

BSc. Economics with Computing

6

5

BSc. Human Development and Psychology

18

6

BSc. Computer Science

25

7

BSc. Computing with Education

0

8

B.Eng. Applied Electronics and Systems Engineering

17

9

BSc. Information Systems Sciences

30

10

BBA. E-Commerce

27

11

BTH. Theology with Management

23

 

Total

460

 

Furthermore, the department in collaboration with the National Service Scheme organized a National Service Orientation on April 3, 2013, for these potential service personnel. This was to enable them to be well prepared for their service and also to familiarize them the with national service registration processes.

 

a.      Health Bay

The Health Bay offers staff and students, first aid, counseling, referrals, and treatment for various ailments. Our referral hospitals are Holy Trinity Hospital and Prime Care Medical Center, both of which are within 30mins drive from the City Campus. The Health Bay also assists in organizing medical examinations to newly admitted students of the University. Clients with established high blood pressure are routinely monitored and appropriate or needed advice given.

In the year under review, predominant ailments reported and successfully treated included malaria, colds and flu; simple cuts and abrasions, fevers and stomach disorders.

The Health facility receives and provides first aid for an average of 34 attendants a month.

 

3.5 Construction of Regent Permanent Campus

Plans are still underway for the construction of the main campus at McCarthy. There has however been a delay in the execution.

 

 

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SECTION 2: STUDENTS INFORMATION

A.    Undergraduates

2.1 Current student Population distribution

The year under review had a total student population of about 2248 undergraduate students out of which 511 graduated (on 27th April 2013); making the current undergraduate student population about 1739.

 

Table 1: Current Student Population by Schools

Schools

# of Current Students Population

% of schools

SIE

438

25%

SBE

1202

69%

STMHDP

99

6%

Total

1739

 

 

Distribution of Student by Stream

 Distribution of Student by Stream

 

2.2  Enrolment

Regent-Ghana runs a year-round application system. The major intake starts in September/October and another intake starts in January.

The 2012/2013 academic year realized a total of 593 enrolments in undergraduate programmes; 51% for SBE, 42% for SIE and the remaining 6% for STMHDP.

Overall, this enrolment represents an increase of 3% over the prior academic year. This is however far less than the growth in the number of applications and the number of admission offered which increased by 22%.

 

Summary of Admission Statistics for 2012/2013 Academic year

Admission for the year

2011/2012

2012/2013

variance

increase

Number of applicants

1033

1259

226

22%

Applicants qualified for admission

728

886

158

22%

Total number offered admission

729

886

157

22%

Total number of registered students for admission

574

593

19

3%

total number of foreign students

51

180

129

253%

 

Enrolment by school and Programme  (2012/2013 academic year)

School

Programme

Enrolment

% of programme within schools

% enrolled in Schools

SIE

Computing with Education

0

 

42%

Computer Science

48

 

Inf. Systems Science

46

 

App Electronics & Sys Eng

158

 

Total

252

 

SBE

Accounting & Infor Systems

94

 

51%

Management with Computing

130

 

Banking & Finance with French

22

 

BBA E-Commerce

44

 

Econs. With Computing

13

 

Total

303

 

STMHDP

Human Dev & Psychology

32

 

6%

Theology with Management

6

 

Total

38

 

 

Total

593

 

 

 

By nationality

By nationality 

 

By level

By level

 

2.3 Graduates Output

In the 2012/2013 academic year, a total of 511 students completed their programmes successfully leading to the award of Bachelor degree in various programmes. A total of 11% had first class, 62% took the 2nd Upper category and the remaining 27% in the 2nd Lower.

This adds to the growing churn out of excellent and world class graduates from the Regent community.

Graduates Output

 

Graduates by School and Programme

Graduates by school and programme

 

Graduates by Gender

Graduates by Gender

 

 

Female

Male

TOTAL

% of Female

SIE

15

145

160

9%

SBE

131

181

312

42%

STMHDP

16

23

39

41%

TOTAL

162

349

511

32%

% of Female

32%

68%

   

 

2.4 Graduating Trends

The institution is committed to ensuring the completion of programmes by students each year. The number of graduates each year continues to increase, 2013 improved upon 2012 output.

Graduating Trends

 

B. Post Graduates’ Programmes

Currently, post graduate programmes being run by Regent University are the MBA, MSc in Statistics, Master of Divinity, and the Master of Theology. At the beginning of the year under review, there were 134 post-graduate students out of which 30 (20 for MSc Statistics, 10 for MBA) have graduated. The current post graduate student population stands at about 104 (70 for MSc Statistics, 23 for MBA programme, 4 for MDiv, 7 for MTh) .

During the academic year, 11 students joined the M.Sc Statistics Programme while all those in the pre-MSc statistics completed and joined the main level.

The Accra center has 56 students and the Kumasi center has 14 students.  Currently the programme runs on a Trimester basis in the weekend School.

Discussion with the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology is underway for Regent University to host the KNUST BS.c and MPhil in Statistics programme in Accra.

There was no MBA intake during the year, as a result of a decision by management and programme requirement to allocate the maximum resources and attention to ensure the successful completion of the current students before next intake. Thus, the next academic year will be open for new MBA student intake.

 

Current Post-Graduate Student Population by Programme

Schools

Current Student Population

% of schools

MSc Statistics

70

67%

MBA

23

22%

STMHDP

 

 

Master of Divinity

4

4%

Master of Theology

7

7%

 Total

104

 

 

Percentage of Females in Post Graduate Programme

 

Current Total

Female

Male

% of Female

MSc Statistics

70

9

61

13%

MBA

23

7

16

30%

Master of Divinity

4

0

4

0%

Master of Theology

7

1

6

14%

 

104

22

81

21%

 

Current Student Population (Undergraduates and Post Graduates compared)

Current Student Population (Undergraduates and Postgraduates compared)

 

C.    Reaccreditation Process

Most of the programmes have been reaccredited; there are few programmes awaiting finalization of their reaccreditation. There has been  regular follow-up and communication with the National Accreditation Board since the first quarter of 2012 to this effect.

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