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President's 2014/2015 Report

Section 6: Learning Resource Materials


6.1 The Regent-Ghana Libraries & Learning Resources

The library resources remain intact with updated quality and current print and electronic materials. Total books in stock is over 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.

In the 2014/2015 academic year, the libraries on the university’s campuses were all fully functioning with Computer access, Internet access, past questions access, book borrowing, quick reference services, printing facilities, assistance in the retrieval and use of Information resources and provision of congenial environments for study.

There is also a free internet access service to students and Lecturers, which allows easy access to books, periodical articles, and other sources of information on the Internet.

Among the key electronic databases accessible via the University's website at http://regentghana.net/index.php/academics/libraries/e-journals-e-books are

  1. Directory of Open Access Journals http://www.doaj.org/doaj?func=home&uiLanguage=en
  2. Electronic Journals Library
  3. http://rzblx1.uni-regensburg.de/ezeit/index.phtml?bibid=AAAAA&colors=7&lang=en
  4. Highwire Press Journals http://highwire.stanford.edu/lists/freeart.dtl
  5. Electronic Journals and Newspapers on Africa http://www.columbia.edu/cu/lweb/indiv/africa/ejournals.html
  6. JSTOR http://www.jstor.org
  7. HINARI Research in Health (http://extranet.who.int/hinari/en/journals.php
  8. BioMed Central http://www.biomedcentral.com/inst/402143
  9. Wiley Online Library http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/
  10. ACM e-Books series http://dl.acm.org/

Section 5: Corporate Social Responsibility


Regent-Ghana, as part of its contribution to societal development through corporate social responsibility over the years, has made significant impact with its Rural Educational Projects. The institution continues the initiative in addressing challenges that are often overlooked in the educational sector.

 

Construction of Concrete Classrooms for Nursery Schools in Adimadim Kyenku-Larbi Community

In the 2014/2015 academic year, the institution identified a peculiar problem of lack of reasonable nursery schools in the Adimadim Kyenku-Larbi community and the neighbouring towns. Children of school going age found themselves starting class one without any preparation from the nursery level.

Currently, the Adimadim Kyenku-Larbi D/A Nursery School is the only school with a nursery section and serves about seven (7) neighbouring towns. The student population at the nursery level is eighty eight (88) with some coming from the far-away towns. The school however has virtually no structures in place to properly accommodate the children. The current structure is basically made up of mounted wooden pillars with skeletal roofs and patchy cemented floors, thereby exposing the children to the hazards of the weather.

Regent-Ghana has undertaken the feasibility study and plans are far advanced to commence a construction of a concrete block building facility for the nursery school.

 

Feasibility Study for the Construction of a Borehole and a Place of Convenience for Adimadim Kyenku-Larbi Community

Among the peculiar challenges identified at the Adimadim Kyenku-Larbi community and its surroundings is the inadequacy of water supply and the lack of a place of convenience for the community members. Currently, the community largely relies on nearby streams and rain water. Having noted this huge challenge by the community members, two boreholes have been constructed at vantage places to support the existing water source. This is however not adequate as it is often not flowing and also not clean for drinking. Students have had to queue to pump water each morning, resulting in absenteeism and late attendance at school.  Coupled with the foregoing, most of the community members have no toilet facilities.

Regent-Ghana in collaboration with Afristar Foundation (an NGO) is having discussions with the community leaders to commence the construction of a borehole and a place of convenience for the Kyenku Larbi Community. The land for the construction is secured and plans are far advanced to commence the actual work.

Section 4: Infrastructural Development and Other Initiatives


Construction of the Main Regent Campus

By God’s Grace, we are pleased to report that the Univesity, hitherto a composite of the satellite campuses, has merged at the University’s permanent campus – a 5.8 acre plot – at McCarthy Hill. The old mansion on the plot has been extensively revamped and serving as Lecture rooms, Library and Administrative offices, in the interim.

 

The University is now pushing for the completion of the following projects which are at advanced stages of development:

  1. The Academic block of over 60 lecture halls, 8 lecture theatres, laboratories and offices;
  2. The Multi-purpose building of examination halls and offices;
  3. The Gate house and front fence with stone pitching, and a main vehicular access to link up the buildings.

These projects which are expected to be completed by September 2015, represent the first phase of the development, and are slated for commissioning in October to coincide with the commencement of the 2015/2016 Academic Year. The formal commissioning would however be done in November.

Other projects that are at the foundation stages are the 1000-bed sitter Students’ Hostel and an Auditorium Complex projected for completion in 10 months. Two other major buildings, the Learning Resource Center and Games/Sports Complex, are yet to be awarded on contract for development.

When all the buildings together with infrastructural services are completed, we anticipate that the University community population would be around five thousand (5000).

 

Online Application Form and Payment System

Regent University College, during the 2014/2015 academic year, introduced an online application form and payment system (RUPay). This system simplifies the application process and enables prospective students and their guardians from any part of the world to start the application process without having to be physically present in Ghana. Students fill the forms online and make payment by either VISA or MasterCard. The payment hits the Regent Account immediately it is done.

 

The Mathematics Learning Center

The Mathematic Learning Center (MLC), since its commencement a year ago, has strictly adhered to its mission of assisting students in developing their knowledge base, skills and strategies to help them to become confident, independent, and active learners in Mathematics. So far, the MLC is developing and maintaining effective and high quality mathematics learning by:

  1. creating a welcoming, safe and conducive environment where all can learn,
  2. encouraging a variety of learning strategies,
  3. elevating the confidence of the students in learning mathematics,
  4.  liaising with faculty and staff to meet the needs of the students with challenges in the mathematics related courses.

Remarkably, the MLC has been able to meet the request of all the students who have come in for assistance.  The Center has helped most students of the institution especially the level 100 students of both SBL and SIET.

In addition to the lecturers who are teaching the courses in which assistance is provided, students who have excellent grades in mathematics are recruited as maths tutors to increase the student to tutor ratio so that students always get the most appropriate assistance. The institution appreciates the immense contribution of Mr. Daniel Dake and Mr. Umaru Mohammed Yussif who actively worked as students’ tutors during the year and would be graduating this year.

Section 3: Faculty & Staff for 2014/2015 Academic Year


Total staff strength during the 2014/2015 academic year stood at one hundred and twenty six (126) administrative staff and ninety six (96) active faculty staff. The faculty staff comprises  sixty eight (72%) full time and 27 (28%) adjunct lecturers with six teaching assistants.

 

Summary of Faculty Size in the various Schools and Centre

Category

PhD

M.Phil

M.A/ MBA /MSc. /M.Ed

Other (Professional)

Sub Total

Teaching Assistant

Grand Total

SBL

6

4

28

5

43

2

45

SIET

5

 

27

 

32

4

36

FAS

6

5

2

 

13

0

13

RILGS***

1

2

5

 

8

0

8

Grand Total

18

11

62

5

96

6

102

*** Regent Institute of Languages and General Studies

 

 

 

Full Time and Adjunct compared

 

 

 

 

 

3.1 Staff Recruitment /Appointments

a. Key Executive Appointments

  • Prof. Abid Yahya

Prof. Abid Yahya has been appointed as the Chair of the Department of Electrical and Information Engineering and also as the acting Head, Department of Informatics. This is part of the on-going efforts to raise the profile of the School of Engineering, Informatics and Technology.

Prof. Yahya holds a BSc degree in electrical and electronic engineering from the University of Engineering and Technology, Peshawar, Pakistan, MSc and PhD in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the Universiti Sains Malaysia. Prof Yahya has a very distinguished academic career.  He has over 100 publications to his credit.  He has supervised several doctoral and masters theses.   He has made strong contributions to various research centres and has received several awards for his distinguished academic and professional work.  He has collaborated with several international universities and companies.

 

  • Dr. Francis Annor

Dr. Francis Annor holds a BA in Psychology and Information Studies from the University of Ghana, Legon; an M.Phil in Social and Developmental Psychology from University of Cambridge, UK (Downing College) and a PhD. In Social and Developmental Psychology from the University of Cambridge, UK (St. John’s College). Dr. Annor joins Regent-Ghana as the head of the Psychology Department of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

 

  • Dr. Ebenezer M. Ashley

Dr. Ebenezer M. Ashley completed his PhD in Applied Management and Decision Sciences (AMDS) with a concentration in Finance at the Walden University in Minnesota, USA (2014).  He holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) Degree with concentrations in Finance and Accounting from the Keller Graduate School of Management at DeVry College of New York, USA (2009); and a combined Bachelor of Arts (BA) major in Sociology and French from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Ghana (2003). He was an Assistant Professor in the Division of Business at the ASA College in New York, USA. He Chaired the Student Support Services Committee for Middle States Accreditation at ASA.  He is a member of the American Accounting Association (AAA), the American Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (AIPB) and the United States Honours Society. Dr. Ashley joins Regent University College as the Dean of the School of Business and Leadership (SBL).

 

a.      Other Key Appointments

  1. Dr. Appianda Arthur (Director, Business Development/Lecturer)
  2. Dr. Samuel Appiah-Marfo, PhD in International Peace and Conflict from Nova Southeastern University, Florida, USA, LLM in Intercultural Human Right, from St. Thomas University, Florida, USA.
  3. Mr. Charles Kwening, MBA (Strategic Management) from West London University, London, 1998, BBA (Accounting) from Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan State. Mr. Kwening joins Regent University as a Lecturer in SBL, as well as the Deputy Director, Business Development.
  4. Ms Eunice Osei-Asibey, M. Phil. Statistics, University of Ghana, 2012 Ms. Osei-Assibey joins as a lecturer and  the Acting Director, MSc.Statistics Programme.
  5. Mr. Otuo Acheampong - MSc. In Applied Instrumentation and Control from Glasgow California University, UK . Mr. Acheampong has been appointed as a Lecturer in SIET.

 

b.      Visiting Scholars

Regent-Ghana, with the vision of building a world-class University continue to strengthen its faculty capacity through the invitation of highly experienced scholars to share their experiences and knowledge with the Regent faculty and students. Key among the scholars for the year under review are;

 

Prof. Bekir Karlik

Prof. Karlik is a Professor in computer Engineering, at Selcuk University in Konya- Turkey, with over twenty years of research experience culminating in more than sixty publications. Prof Karlik received his BSc. in Electrical Engineering, MSc. and PhD degrees in Computer Engineering from Yildiz Technical University, Turkey. His research interests include artificial intelligence, artificial neural networks, machine learning, pattern recognition, computer vision, biometric recognition, biomedical signal & image processing, and telemedicine just to name a few. Professor Karlik’s international journals and proceedings have been indexed by EI and SCI. He also serves as an Editor-in-Chief for the Artificial Intelligence and Expert Systems journal. Prof. Karlik upon joining Regent-Ghana, facilitated a seminar recently on “Machine Learning Applications in Medicine”, a seminar that enlightened faculty members of the diverse nature of engineering and computer applications in the field of medicine.

 

Prof. James Nkansah-Obrempong

Prof. James Nkansah-Obrempong is a Professor in Systematic Theology, Culture, Ethics, and African Theology, currently the Dean of NEGST- Nairobi Evangelical Graduate School of Theology, at Africa International University (AIU), Kenya. NEGST exists to promote excellence in African and Global Christianity by training Christ-centered leaders who will transform the Church and society. Prof. Nkansah-Obrempong joined Regent-Ghana as a visiting scholar of the Theology department to share his knowledge and experiences with the existing staff and faculty to advance staff development and academic research.

 

3.2 Staff Development

Staff development continues to be an inseparable component of the Regent-Ghana functions in achieving its vision, mission and goals. During the 2014/2015 academic year, a number of staff participated in various seminars, workshops, conferences and training, that were organized internally and externally. Currently, majority of the faculty members continues to pursue their terminal degrees (PhD) in their various fields of specialization.

 

Workshop/Seminars Internally Organized

 

A Two Day Workshop on Maintaining High Academic Standards in Affiliate Institutions-the Place and Role of the Quality Assurance Office-KNUST (May 21-22, 2015)

This workshop was organized by the Academic and Student Affairs Division of KNUST as part of its Continuous Professional Development Programme for Affiliate Institutions. The workshop was to jointly share knowledge and ideas on achieving high academic standards through quality assurance mechanism and also nurture professionals to pursue quality assurance in tertiary institutions in Ghana. Participants were mainly quality assurance and examination officers, and heads of departments from KNUST affiliate institutions.

 

Participants from Regent University College of Science were;

  • Mr. David Botwe-Head of Examination Unit
  • Mr. Azumah Mahmud, Examination Officer
  • Mr. Derrick O. Gyamfi –Research Analyst-Institutional Research, Planning and Quality Management Unit

 

Workshop on Machine Learning Applications in Medicine (April 7, 2015)

Regent University College of Science and Technology hosted a workshop on “Machine Learning Applications in Medicine”, at its McCarthy Hill Campus on April 7, 2015.  The workshop was led by Prof. Bekir Karlik, of Selcuk University, Turkey. In his presentation, Prof. Karlik discussed the importance of Machine Learning and its essential role in the medical imaging field, including computer-aided diagnosis, image segmentation, image registration, image fusion, image-guided therapy, image annotation and image database retrieval. The workshop focused on major trends and challenges in this area, and its potential in identifying new cutting-edge techniques and their use in medical imaging in Ghana and the world.

 

Workshop on “Customer Service in the Context of Best Practice University” (April 16, 2015)

Workshop on "Customer Service in the Context of Best Practice University", led by Dr. Appianda Arthur, Ag. Director, Business Development Center, was held in the Multi-purpose of  the City Campus, for Senior Members of the University. The workshop was to share ideas and improve on the best practices of serving the University stakeholders (students, parents, guardians, and the larger public). The workshop revealed the need for every activity of the University to be student-focused, where customer service discipline is integrated into the culture and activities of the University.

 

A Two-Day Strategic Planning Workshop (January 12-13, 2015)

A two-day Strategic Planning Workshop was held from the 12th to 13th January 2015 at the Multi-purpose Hall of the City Campus. Mr. Titus Etori Iguria, from Zion Technology Consultants, a Kenya-based firm, facilitated the training workshop. In attendance at the workshop were Deans, Heads of Departments, Senior Administrative Staff, and management members. The workshop highlighted the best practices in the management of higher tertiary institutions and offered the opportunity to address issues relevant to the attainment of the University’s strategic objectives and mission. Key among the topics discussed were issues bordering on environmental sustainability, quality assurance, and research output.

 

Workshop on “E-Learning for Faculty Members” (June 2014)

Regent University, as a means of ensuring the maximum use of ICT, had since its inception been using an online platform to enhance the teaching and learning processes. To open up the doors of tertiary education to more people, Regent University during the period under review went a step further by holding various training sessions for the staff and faculty to sharpen their skills progressively towards migrating courses online.  At the moment Regent University is implementing a hybrid system where traditional classroom teaching is run alongside online modules. Every lecturer is currently using the online technology to aid teaching delivery.

 

Staff Advancement Workshop as Preparation towards a Charter (August 2014)

This workshop was held with the theme "Preparing for a Charter and Building a World Class Institution: The Role of Stakeholders." It was attended by Management, Staff and Lecturers of the University. Seasoned speakers were drawn from sister institutions to share best practices with the University. Guest speakers included Prof. Kwasi Kwafo Adarkwa - Former Vice Chancellor, KNUST; Prof. N.N. Nsowah-Nuamah, Rector of Kumasi Polytechnic, and Chairman of Regent University Council;  Mr. Kwame Dattey, Executive Secretary, National Accreditation Board; Prof. J.M. Frimpong,  Dean, KNUST School of Business; Prof. F. K. Hymore (formerly of Covenant Unversity, Nigeria) – Ag. Vice President, Regent Academic Affairs; Mr. Kwaku Pabbi, Snr. Lecturer, Dept. of Computer Science, KNUST; and Mr. William Gariba Akanwariwiak of KNUST Examination Audit unit, among others. Topics that were discussed focused on issues relating to the roles of stakeholders (academic staff, supporting staff, students, management, council members and mentoring institutions); integrity of examination administration; the roles of customer service and student satisfaction; accreditation expectations; relating to the larger public and the place of online learning technology in building an institution of excellence.

 

Conferences & Meetings attended by Staff during the 2014/2015 Academic Year

SIET

  • Dr Paul K. Obeng, 5th AAU Management Development Training Workshop, Cape Coast, Ghana, 5th-9th May, 2014
  • Dr Paul Obeng, Meeting of Focal Points of AFRA Regional Designated Central and Project Scientific Consultants, Vienna, Austria, 1st -5th December, 2014
  • Dr. Stanley Moffatt - 7th International Symposium on Macro- and Supra-molecular Architectures of Nanomaterials. Johannesburg, South Africa, 23 - 27 November 2014
  • Special Invitation for Presentation of Research Paper

Dr. Stanley Moffatt has been selected as the sole participant from Africa to make an oral presentation on “Nanotechnology for Drug and Gene Delivery in Africa – Current Perspectives” at the upcoming 5h Annual World congress of Nanoscience &Technology (Nano S&T-2015) in China, this October, 2015.

 

SBL

  • Justice Appiah & Charles Hanu, Open University (Netherlands) PhD workshop on “Advance Quantitative Techniques (Part 1)" held at Stevens Hotel, Ho, Ghana, January 2014.
  • Justice Appiah & Charles Hanu, Open University (Netherlands) PhD workshop on "Advance Quantitative Techniques (Part 2)" held at the Stevens Hotel, Ho, Ghana, June 2014
  • Sewornu Kobla Afadzinu, Workshop on Multivariate Analysis, Open University, Heerlen, The Netherlands, 7th - 10th May, 2014
  • Sewornu Kobla Afadzinu, Fourth International PhD conference “Africa and the world: Research in an Emerging Global Context” Open University, Heerlen, The Netherlands, 25th October – 2nd November, 2014
  • Nancy Ansah and Dr Appianda Arthur, African Student Recruitment Conference, London, UK, 15th -16th October, 2014
  • Nancy Ansah, National Social Protection High Level Conference, Ministry of Gender and Social Protection, Accra, Ghana, 18th November, 2014
  • Lenos Ankrah, Innovation for Access to Information, The Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Ghana and Committee of University Librarians, Accra, Ghana, 14th-18th July, 2014.
  • Benjamin Larbi, 1st Euro African Youth Parliament, Berlin, Germany, 27th March – 4th April, 2014.
  • Benjamin Larbi, African Youth and Governance Conference 2014, Lusaka, Zambia, 4th -8th August, 2014.
  • Benjamin Larbi, Third High Level Dialogue on Democracy, Human Rights and Governance (organized by the African Union), Dakar, Senegal, 30th -31st  October, 2014.
  • Benjamin Larbi, World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction/Children in Youth Forum – Sendai, Japan, 14th  – 18th  March 2015

 

FAS

  • Tolchard, B., Glozah, F. N. & Pevalin, D. J. (2014, August). Attitudes towards Gambling in Ghanaian Adolescents. Presented at the 3rd International Conference and Exhibition on Addiction Research & Therapy,Chicago, USA
  • Tolchard, B., Glozah, F. N. & Pevalin, D. J. (2014, September). Attitudes in Gambling in Ghanaian Adolescents. Presented at the 10th European Conference on Gambling Studies and Policy Issues, Helsinki, Finland.

 

  • Papers Accepted for Presentation at International Conferences
    • Glozah, F. N., Komesuor, J., Adu-Asamoah, N. A. (2015, July). The association between alcohol abstinence self-efficacy and the pros and cons of alcohol use in University students: Data from Ghana. Accepted for presentation at the 14th European Congress of Psychology, Milan, Italy.
    • Glozah, F. N., Adu-Asamoah, N. A., Komesuor, J., & Aggrey, F. K. (2015, May). Does alcohol abstinence self-efficacy influence the decision to use alcohol in University students? Accepted for presentation at the Conference on Psychology and Social Harmony, Beijing, China.
    • Glozah, F. N., Adu-Asamoah, N. A., Komesuor, J., Aggrey, F. K., Akwei, M. (2015, September). Decision to use alcohol in university students: the role of alcohol abstinence self-efficacy. Accepted for presentation at the 29th Annual Conference of the European Health Psychology Society, Limassol, Cyprus.

 

3.3 PUBLICATIONS IN THE 2014/2015 ACADEMIC YEAR

Relevant publications during the year are listed below;

  • Stanley Moffatt (2014). Targeted Nanotechnology: Delivering Small but Deadly Punches. MOJ Proteomics and Bioinformatics.  1(1): 1-3.
  • Stanley Moffatt, Walter Hiddelman, Mahindra Donarein (2015). Nanoparticle-Mediated Targeted Therapy with a Novel Tumor Enzyme-Activated Delivery System (TEADS). Int. Jnl. of Nanosci. and Nanotechnol.  6(1): 9-19.
  • Stanley Moffatt (2015). Nanoparticle PEGylation for Cancer Therapy. MOJ Proteomics and Bioinformatics. 2(1): 1-3
  • Glozah, F. N. & Pevalin, D. J. (2015). Factor structure and psychometric properties of the General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-12) among Ghanaian adolescents. Journal of Child and Adolescent Mental Health, 27(1), 53-57.
  • Glozah, F. N. (2014). The association between skill development and task specificity among University Students. International Research Journal of Social Sciences, 3(6), 33-36.
  • Glozah, F. N. & Lawani, S. (2014). Social change and adolescent rites of passage: A cross cultural perspective. International Journal of Human Sciences, 11(1), 1188-1197.
  • Glozah, F. N. (2015). Exploring Ghanaian adolescents’ meaning of health and wellbeing: A psychosocial perspective. International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Wellbeing, 10: 26370. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.3402/qhw.v10.26370
  • Glozah, F. N. & Pevalin, D. J. (2014). Perceived social support and parental education as determinants of adolescents’ physical activity and eating behaviour: A cross-sectional survey. International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health.  doi: 10.1515/ijamh-2014-0019
  • Tolchard, B., Glozah, F. N. & Pevalin, D. J. (2014). Attitudes to gambling in Ghanaian adolescents. Journal of Addiction Research and Therapy, 5:3. doi: 10.4172/2155-6105.S1.015
  • Andor. B. A. (2014). “Sexual Harassment in Genesis 39:7-10: A reader-response criticism” In Journal of African Biblical Studies, Vol. 5, pp. 42-64
  • Andor. B. A., Adu-Acheampong. G, Osei-Bonsu. R, Berchie.D, Ansong. E.D, Tenortey. F. (2014). “Waste Management, Energy Production and Godliness” In Journal of Current Computer Science and Technology, Vol. 4, no. 04
  • Andor. B. A., and Quaye. E. (2014). “Wholistic Education and the Shema Creed (Deuteronomy 6:4-9)” In Research on Humanities and Social Sciences, Vol. 4, No. 27, pp. 143-148

 

Ongoing Research: (2014/2015 Academic Year)

  1. Dr. Stanley Moffatt
    Moffatt, S. (2015). NANOENGINEERING TO NANOMEDICINE: FROM BENCH TO BEDSIDE - principles, strategies and perspectives (book in preparation)
  2. Dr. Ebenezer M. Ashley
    Ashley, E. (2015). RESEARCH METHODS: QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE APPROACHES TO SCIENTIFIC INQUIRY (book in preparation)

 

3.4 Other Activities by Regent-Ghana

a. Educational Support Services (ESS)

The ESS has been organizing several functional activities including internship and job placement, seminars and workshop, and the administration of the Green book, in an attempt to bridge the gap between tertiary education and industry.

 

Internship and Job Opportunities

There has been a significant improvement on the demand for internship letters, as a result of the various seminars on students’ orientation. A total of 321 letters of internship were issued and over fifty (50) students secured internship opportunities during the 2014/2015 academic period. Among the key institutions that hosted Regent students for internship are:

 

Ghana Civil Aviation Authority

Aqua Vittens Company Ltd

The Bank of Ghana

GLICO

Ghana Airport Company

Volta River Authority

Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA)

37 Military Hospital

Melcom (Gh) Ltd

Holy Trinity Hospital

HFC Bank Ltd

J’FAMCO Ltd

 

The ESS continues to establish more linkages with industry to secure placement opportunities for students. It is worth noting that Metrolife Insurance and Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, have agreed to receive some Regent students into their fraternity. A total of 400 of the fresh graduates (203 from SBL, 176 from SIET, and 21 from FAS) have been duely processed to commence the National Service programme.

 

Seminar/ Workshop

As a way of bridging the gap between the tertiary education and industry, the ESS organized business-oriented seminars and workshops for the students.  The workshops featured prominent speakers and CEOs from various industries and organisations. The table below summarizes the different seminars/workshop organized so far under the ESS during the 2014/2015 academic year:

 

Date

Name of Workshop

Description

August 2014

After School What Next?

This was to enlighten the students about the industry demands and expectation, and how they should prepare to fit well into the business world.

September 2014

How to write a good CV and Autobiography

This workshop was aimed at teaching students how to prepare a good CV and Autobiography

October 2014

You and the Financial Market

The seminar focused on how to make prudent financial decisions in view of the changing economic situations such as interest rate, inflation, stock exchange shares and government bonds

November 2014

Road Show Conference (Success Africa 2014) @  Multipurpose Hall, City Campus

Designed to inculcate entrepreneurial and innovative skills among Regent students.

December 2014

Inspiring Students to Hold on to Entrepreneurship

The seminar was intended to promote entrepreneurial zeal among Regent students

January 20, 2015

National Service Orientation Workshop by the ESS Department under the auspices of the National Service Scheme at the Multipurpose hall, City Campus

This seminar was organized for the 2015/2016 potential national service personnel from Regent-Ghana. The seminar highlighted key issues such as online registration, posting processes and procedures, students’ reposting and many likely issues that are often encountered by service personnel. In all, 380 students attended the seminar.

February 12, 2015

Green Book and Autobiography

by the ESS Department

The workshop was to orient students on how to prepare comprehensive Autobiography and how to fill the Green Book.

February 27, 2015

Five (5) Years Vision Plan/ Green Book Seminar

 

Following the Department’s schedule  to cover the entire level 400 student body, a second phase of the Green book seminar on how to write a ‘five year vision plan’ was organized for both the evening, morning and weekend streams. The green book session was conducted by Mr. Yaw Boadi Appiah while Mr. Hanu focused on the five years vision plan. The workshop took place at Room104 and the Multipurpose Hall. The seminar took place on February 27, 2015. The general turnout was encouraging.

January 3-February 7, 2015

First Aid Lectures

The Department, in collaboration with the academic office organized a four-weekend first aid lectures for the level 400 Engineering students of the School of Informatics and Engineering. The lectures took place at the McCarthy Hill campus on Saturdays, and were capped with examination. The total number of students who sat for the examination was 136. The exam started at 10:00 am and ended at 12:00pm. Mr. Obu was the chief facilitator of the exam

 

Green Book and Autobiography Administration

The green book/autobiography is a unique and innovative activity meant to develop the skills and competencies of students on aspects of life that are not experienced in the classroom. This is achieved through attending seminars and workshops on typical issues, and participating in community engagement. It serves as a guide to know the wealth of experiences acquired throughout the academic life of the student. This exercise equips students, upon completion, to be all-rounded for the industry. The green books are administered by the ESS Department, and the evaluation one by the various HODs. During the 2014/2015 academic year, the ESS Department received a total of 440 Green Books/Autobiography; 137 from SIET, 269 from SBL, and 34 from FAS.

 

Orientation and Matriculation

Orientation was organized for the newly admitted students, as done each year, from October 7 to 11, 2014 and January 18, 2015, for the October and January batches  respectively. The orientation began with a welcome address by the Deputy Registrar, followed by the Introduction of Deans and Heads of Departments/Regent Administration by the Dean of SBL and finally the Academic Policies and Programmes by the Academic Secretary.

The second day was led by the Heads of the Admission and the ESS Departments. It highlighted the relevance and administration of the Green Book /Autobiography, Issues of Admissions, and Introduction of leaders of Regent Ghana Students’ Union (RGSU).

The third and the fourth days saw presentations on the Societal life on Campus, the Regent Fee Payment Issues, Issues of Course Registration, Cyber Campus, Learning Skills and Spiritual Life on Campus. The entire orientation came to a close on the fifth day with inter-campus tour and taking of photographs for Identity Cards.

 

b. Health Bay

The institution’s health bay continues to play its significant role in providing first aid treatment, counselling and referrals for staff and students. During the year under review, a total of 337 persons visited the health bay. Holy Trinity Hospital and Prime Care Medical Center continue to be the institution’s referral hospitals.

Beginning the 2014/2015 academic year, Regent-Ghana instituted a number of proactive measures as part of the preparedness, prevention and response plans on the Ebola control in Ghana as requested by the President of Ghana for all tertiary institutions.

Among the major activities were;

  • The purchase of Ebola gowns, gloves and goggles, as well as the establishment of an isolation ward to attend to emergency cases if any Ebola symptoms were found
  • Purchase and use of non-Contact Thermometer for temperature checking
  • Purchase and positioning of  Veronica buckets and hand washing soap at all the entrances to the campuses for students and staff.
  • Recruitment of a nurse to augment the workload of the current health staff

Staff and students were monitored on daily basis for Ebola symptoms through the use of the Non-Contact Thermometers, and completing a monitoring form that listed varying symptoms of the Ebola infection. In all, a total of 1600 forms were completed and there was no single Ebola symptom identified.

 

c. Sporting Activities

The PUSAG (Private Universities Students’ Association of Ghana) GAMES, an annual event that brings together students from the various private universities in Ghana, to develop and showcase their hidden sporting and athletic talents, was held from the 24th to the 29th of March 2015 at KNUST. Today, PUSAG has a membership of over 38 private universities with a combined student population of about 50,000.

As usual, Regent University College of Science and Technology was well-represented at this year’s Games, covering football, basketball, tennis, swimming and athletics.

It is gratifying to note, that the Regent Men’s Football Team emerged victorious in the final match which saw them face Methodist University College. The Regent team dominated the whole game, defeating the team from Methodist University College 1-0. Regent's Moses Raymond Oko, who was also the highest goal scorer of the soccer tournament, scored the winning goal of the match. The Regent Men’s Soccer Team was crowned Soccer Champions at the 2015 PUSAG Games and Festival.

Representing Regent-Ghana, Elikem Kuwornu, a level 400 student, won 1st place in the Triple Jump, High Jump and Long Jump categories.

In all, the Regent Sports Team won three gold medals, one bronze medal and the Soccer Cup during the PUSAG Games. Regent also placed third in Volleyball, and was among the top five teams in discus throw (men), shot put (women) and table tennis (Men and Women) competitions respectively.  

With this unprecedented success in sporting activities, the University plans to invest heavily in building an ultra-modern sports facility at the Main Campus at McCarthy Hill that would help cater to the training needs of our gallant sportsmen..

Section 2: Academic Year Review: 2014/2015


2.0 Introduction

The 2014/2015 academic year has been another successful period with continual pursuit of academic excellence, impacting knowledge, and creating opportunities for the younger generation to explore their immense talents.

 

A.    Student Information

2.1 Current student Population Distribution

The 2014/2015 academic year began with active undergraduate students population of 1664 out of which 523 graduated and 460 were enrolled, leaving the current student population to 1601. The SBL has the highest student population of 55%, followed by the SIET with 37% and the remaining being FAS with 8%.

 

Students Population for 2014/2015 Academic Year

School and Programmes

Frequency

   

SBL

890

 

55%

B.Sc (Management with Computing)

373

42%

 

B.Sc (Accounting & Information Systems)

212

24%

 

BBA (E-Commerce)

153

17%

 

B.Sc (Banking & Finance with French)

80

9%

 

B.Sc (Economics with Computing)

72

8%

 

 SIET

586

 

37%

B.Eng. (Applied Elect & System Engineering)

312

53%

 

B.Sc (Info Sys Sciences)

156

27%

 

B.Sc (Computer Science)

118

20%

 

FAS

125

 

8%

B.Sc (Psychology & Hum Development)

106

85%

 

B.Th and Management

19

15%

 

Grand Total

1601

   

 

2.1.1 Student Population by Gender and Nationality

Overall, female constitutes 35% of the entire student population, majority of whom are in the SBL (47%), with FAS and SIET having 55% and 12% respectively.

The Ghanaian students constitute 71% of the current student population and the remaining 29% represent the foreign population mainly from Nigeria. Majority of the foreign student population is found in SIET (43%)

 

Students Population by Gender

Row Labels

   

SBL

890

 

Male

475

53%

Female

415

47%

SIET

586

 

Male

514

88%

Female

72

12%

FAS

125

 

Male

56

45%

Female

69

55%

Grand Total

1601

53%

Male

1045

65%

Female

556

35%

 

Student Population by Nationality

 

 

 

SBL

890

 

Ghanaian

706

79%

Foreign

184

21%

SIET

586

 

Ghanaian

335

57%

Foreign

251

43%

FAS

125

 

Ghanaian

89

71%

Foreign

36

29%

Grand Total

1601

 

Ghanaian

1130

71%

Foreign

471

29%

 

 

 

2.2 Enrolment in 2014/2015 Academic Year

During the academic year under review, total enrolment recorded was 460 fresh students in the undergraduate programmes; 58% for SBL, 35% for SIET, and 7% for FAS. Overall, the year enrolment represented a 6% decline as compared to the previous year’s enrolment. Only SBL had an increase in enrolment (of 5%) compared to the previous year.

 

Enrolment by Schools

 

 

Enrolment by Programme and School

Programme

2014/ 2015

2013/ 2014

% change

SBL

269

257

5%

B.Sc. Accounting and Information Systems

67

63

6%

B.Sc. Banking and Finance

21

17

24%

B.Sc. Economics with Computing

17

38

-55%

B.Sc. Management with Computing

119

99

20%

Bachelor of Business Administration (E-Commerce)

45

40

13%

SIET

161

197

-18%

B.Eng. Applied Electronics and Systems Engineering

83

110

-25%

B.Sc. Computer Science

27

41

-34%

B.Sc. Information Systems Sciences

51

46

11%

FAS

30

33

-9%

B.Sc. Human Development and Psychology

30

32

-6%

Bachelor of Theology with Management

 

1

-100%

Grand Total

460

487

-6%

 

 

2.2.1 Enrolment by Gender and Streams

The student’s intake continues to be dominated by males, constituting 67% of the overall student enrolment for the 2014/2015 academic year. There is almost equal distribution of male and female enrolment in the SBL and FAS. The SIET is highly dominated by the male category. For the year under review, the intake is made up of 52% in the morning stream and the rest distributed among the evening and the weekend sessions by 22% and 26% respectively.

                                                                                      

Enrolment by Gender

Gender

Frequency

%

SBL

269

58%

Male

144

54%

Female

125

46%

SIET

161

35%

Male

148

92%

Female

13

8%

FAS

30

7%

Male

15

50%

Female

15

50%

Grand Total

460

100%

Male

307

67%

Female

153

33%

 

 Enrolment by streams

 

2.2.2 Enrolment by Nationality

During the 2014/2015 academic year, foreign students enrolment was 102. This figure is almost half of the previous year’s intake of 217 and represents 22% of the overall students’ intake.

 

Foreign Students and Ghanaian Students Enrolment: 2013/2014

Category

Frequency

Percentage

SBL

269

58%

Ghanaian

232

86%

Foreign

37

14%

SIET

161

35%

Ghanaian

106

66%

Foreign

55

34%

FAS

30

7%

Ghanaian

20

67%

Foreign

10

33%

Grand Total

460

14%

Ghanaian

358

78%

Foreign

102

22%

 

Foreign and Ghanaian trend compared

 

 

2.3 Graduates Output for the 2014/2015 Academic Year

The total number of graduates produced for the 2014/2015 academic year was 586, comprising 64 (11%) postgraduates and 522 (89%) undergraduates. The total Regent graduate output currently is over 2923.

Undergraduate and Postgraduate Output

Graduate output: Postgraduates

 

2.3.1 Graduate Output by Gender (Undergraduate Programmes)

Overall, females constitute 36% of the total graduate output in the undergraduate programme, majority of whom are in the FAS (64%), with SBL  and SIET having 49% and 7% respectively.

 

Graduate Output by Schools and Gender

Category

Frequency

Percentage

SBL

309

59%

Female

153

49%

Male

156

51%

 SIET

177

34%

Female

12

7%

Male

165

93%

 FAS

36

7%

Female

23

64%

Male

13

36%

 Grand Total

522

100%

Female

188

36%

Male

334

64%

 

Graduate Output by Programme (Undergraduate Programmes)

Programmes

2014/ 2015

Percentage distribution

SBL

309

59%

BSc.  Management With Computing

152

29%

BSC. Accounting And Information Systems

75

14%

BSc. Business Administration (E-Commerce)

27

5%

BSc. Economics With Computing

8

2%

BSc. Banking And Finance With French

47

9%

 SIET

177

34%

BEng.  (Instrumentation Engineering)

72

14%

BEng.  (Telecommunication Engineering)

49

9%

BSc.  Computer Science

15

3%

BSc.  Information Systems Sciences

37

7%

BSc. Computing With Education

4

1%

 FAS

36

7%

B.Th. Theology With Management

8

2%

BSc. Human Development And Psychology

28

5%

Grand Total

522

100%

 

 

2.3.2 Graduating Class Distribution (Undergraduate) for the 2014/2015 Academic Year

For the year under review, 53% of the graduates obtained second class upper division, 9% had first class division, 37% obtained a second class lower dividion, while the third class was 1%. The graduating class of honours distribution has not significantly changed over the years.

 Graduating Class Distribution

Graduating Class by Gender

Gender

Frequency

%

1st Class Honours

48

9%

Female

24

50%

Male

24

50%

2nd Class Honours (Upper)

279

53%

Female

102

37%

Male

177

63%

2nd Class  Honours (Lower)

192

37%

Female

60

31%

Male

132

69%

3rd Class Honours

4

1%

Female

2

50%

Male

2

50%

Grand Total

523

100%

Female

188

36%

Male

335

64%

 

 

Graduating Class by Programme of study and by Schools

 

 

Schools

1st Class Honours

2nd Class Honours (Upper Division)

2nd  Class  Honours (Lower Division)

Third Class Honours

Total

SBL

32

171

104

2

309

SIET

5

96

76

 

177

FAS

11

12

11

2

36

Grand Total

48

279

192

4

522

 

B.     Programme Re-Accreditation

Institution and programme accreditation remain a very important process in tertiary education in ensuring quality education. The Institutional Research, Planning and Quality Management unit under the Advancement Office continues to work assiduously to ensure compliance to regulatory requirements which primarily include programme accreditation.

Currently, all the undergraduate programmes have been granted re-accreditation status by the National Accreditation Board (NAB). The documentation processes for re-accreditation of programmes whose accreditation status are near expiration have also been started.

 

Programme Re-Accreditation Status as at May 31, 2015

School/ Faculty

Programmes

Date program was recently accredited

Date program accreditation expires

Accreditation/ Reaccreditation Progress status

SBL

Bachelor of Business Administration (E-Commerce)

1/9/2011

31/08/2016

Re-accredited

BSc. Accounting & Info. Systems

1/9/2010

31/08/2015

Re-accredited

BSc. Banking & Finance

1/9/2011

31/8/2015

Re-accredited

BSc. Economics with Computing

1/9/2010

31/08/2 015

Re-accredited

BSc. Management with Computing

1/8/2011

31/08/2016

Re-accredited

 SIET

BSc. Information System Sciences

1/9/2014

31/08/2019

Re-accredited

BSc. Computer  Science

1/9/2010

31/08/2015

Re-accredited

Bachelor of Engineering Applied Electronics & Sys

1/9/2011

31/08/2016

Re-accredited

BSc. Instructional Technology (formerly BSc. Computing with Education)

1/9/2015

31/08/2020

Re-accredited

 

 

 

 

FAS

BSc. Human Development and Psychology

1/9/2011

31/08/2016

Re-accredited

Bachelor of Theology with Management

1/9/2011

31/08/2016

Re-accredited

School of Graduate Studies

Master of Divinity

1/9/2011

31/08/2016

Accredited

Master of Theology

1/9/2011

31/08/2016

Accredited

MSc. Statistics

1/4/2013

31/03/2018

Re-accredited

 

 

Section 1: Institutional Background


1.0 Introduction

Regent University College of Science and Technology (Regent-Ghana) has uniquely defined its domain of advancing science, engineering and technology education to meet the growing industry needs. Its programmes are distinctively developed with the aim of producing the technological human resource capacity for the nation and beyond. The University prepares graduates who have the proficiency to deal with the challenges of the 21st century, the capacity for insightful understanding of prevailing economic issues and technological problems.

The institution’s graduate output, stretching over 2900 graduates since its inception in 2005, are found mostly in technology and engineering related functional positions in different sectors of the economy.

The 2014/2015 academic year ended with the full relocation of the institution’s operation from its four (4) satellite campuses to a central location of its ultra-modern all-purpose campus being constructed at McCarthy campus.

Over the years, Regent-Ghana has been committed to achieving high academic standards and compliance with all regulatory requirements. Every programme has consistently had re-accreditation and currently, all the active programmes have been fully re-accredited.

The university college is highly optimistic to start its proposed postgraduate programmes: the Doctor of Business Administration (DBA), and the MBA (Regent - EUCLID-University Collaboration) in September 2015. This is in  addition to the current Regent-Maastricht MBA (a joint AMBA accredited programme between Regent University College of Science and Technology and Maastricht School of Management, the Netherlands).

 

1.2 Vision

Regent University aspires to become a cutting-edge, world-class, Christian University, committed to raising highly-skilful, visionary, ethical, and God fearing leaders, to function as change-agents.

The university’s vision includes establishing and maintaining a leading and fine institution of global standards. The University therefore invests in its students, faculty and support staff to achieve this objective.

Christian ethical values are advanced at Regent-Ghana to motivate and fully prepare students to be effective leaders of socio-economic development in the global community.

 

1.3 Mission

We exist as a Christian University dedicated to raising highly-skilful, visionary, God-fearing, ethical, and passionate leaders, to function as change-agents.

 

1.4 Our Commitment

As Ghana (and for that matter, Africa) searches for answers for her developmental challenges, all stakeholders have a duty to make significant contributions to making Africa gain a 21st century push in its social dream and economic development. In this regard, the higher education sector will have to be the nation’s pacesetter in innovation, and a major player in capacity building. Regent University College of Science and Technology is thus playing its part by preparing graduates who will rise to Africa’s scientific and developmental challenges of the 21st century.

 

 

1.5 Affiliations

a. Local Affiliations

Locally, Regent-Ghana is affiliated to the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), in Kumasi for the certification of the business and the engineering programmes. Its theological programmes are certified by Trinity Theological Seminary at Legon, Accra. The University of Education, Winneba certifies its Human Development and Psychology programmes (undergraduate).

 

b. International Affiliations

Regent-Ghana’s international partners include Maastricht School of Management, (Maastricht, the Netherlands); Lulea University of Technology (Sweden); University of Applied Sciences, Umwelt Campus, (Birkenfeld, Germany) and Saint Mary’s University (Halifax, Canada).

 

1.6 Governance

The University Council is the highest decision making body of the University. It is responsible for providing strategic direction for the management team of the University, bearing in mind the University’s mission/vision. Authority in purely academic matters lies with the Senate (Senatus Academicus).

 

1.6.1 Inauguration of New University Council/Board Members

The current stage of the University’s development has necessitated the creation of a newly constituted Council. During the 2014/2015 academic year, a newly constituted University Council was inaugurated on January 9, 2015, at a ceremony held in the Multi-purpose hall of the City Campus. In attendance were lecturers, senior administrative staff, heads of departments, a cross section of students, dignitaries, media personnel, as well as friends of the University.

Among the many successes chalked during the tenureship of the past council members are the mounting of the country’s first ever postgraduate degree programme in computer science, Regent’s consistency in the top 10 rankings of Universities in Ghana by webometrics since 2011, and the hitherto only AMBA-accredited MBA programme in Ghana offered by Regent.

 

Newly-Inaugurated Council

The seventeen (17) members of the newly constituted Council comprise distinguished personalities drawn from academia, religion, government, chieftaincy and industry.

Representing the Chief Justice, Justice Joseph Bawa Akamba, a Supreme Court Judge, administered the oath as part of the induction process for the new council members. Delivering an acceptance statement on behalf of the new council, Prof. K.K. Adarkwa expressed appreciation to the University and management for the opportunity to be of service to the University. The distinguished Professor assured the University community that Council would liaise with the various stakeholders in the university community to ensure that their concerns are incorporated into the decision making process of the council.

Statutory Committees and Boards of the Council and Senate are as follow:

  • Statutory Committees of the Academic Board
    • Executive Committee
    • Management Committee
    • Academic Planning Committee
    • Disciplinary Committee (Senior Members)
    • Information Communication Technology (I.C.T.) Committee
    • Joint Admissions Committee
    • Library Committee
    • Publications Board
    • Time-Table Committee
    • Boards of Graduate Studies and Research

 

  • Statutory Committees of Council;
    • Finance Committee
    • Project Committee
    • Institutional Advancement and Effectiveness Committee
    • Appointment and Promotions Board

 

  • Committees of the Administrative and Support Services Board
    • Campus Security and Safety Committee
    • Chaplaincy Committee
    • University Health Services Committee

 

In line with this, the Institution has outlined strategic plans to introduce additional Engineering, Science and Technology-related programmes at the undergraduate levels, for example Petro-chemical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Oil and Gas Engineering, as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in Mobile Computing.

Plans to mount the first ever Doctor of Business Administration programme in the country, starting from September 2015 have gone past the MOU between Regent and Maastricht School of Management in the Netherlands.  Another joint MBA program would be run by Regent University College of Science and Technology and Euclid University  (an intergovernmental institution of higher learning established under public international law, with the headquarters in The Gambia), starting from September 2015. Continuous efforts towards recruiting more world-class academic staff to support these programmes are also being made.  

 

1.7 Schools and Faculties

Regent University College is commited, not only to running essential programmes of study, but also ensuring that well-qualified graduates churned out each year, have competencies for contributing to the socio-economic development of nations. Regent-Ghana is among the few university colleges in Ghana, at the private level, that has committed itself to addressing the shortage of science, engineering and technology education in Ghana and the rest of Africa.

Currently, the university is organized along three main schools, namely, School of Informatics, Engineering and Technology, School of Business and Leadership, and Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Each of these schools undertakes both graduate and postgraduate programmes. Generally, the programmes of study fall under Engineering, Science, Technology, Business, Theology, and Human Development and Psychology. Currently, there are seventeen (17) interdisciplinary programmes that are run across the schools.

 

i.        Regent School of Informatics, Engineering and Technology

The School of Informatics, Engineering and Technology (SIET) is established within the university as a pace-setter in providing high quality and integrated ICT-based university education, having in mind the developmental and technological needs of the African continent. Regent sees the study of the structure, behaviour, and the interactions of both natural and artificial computational systems as a discipline critical to the future development of science, technology and society. In our fast-moving-technology-oriented world, the discipline of computer science in its various facets, is affecting every aspect of human endeavour.  To reflect the ever-changing nature of computer science and its close interaction with other disciplines, the curriculum of the SIET has taken into consideration broad range of programmes and disciplines.

Programmes offered include:

 

A.  Department of Informatics

a.      BSc. Computer Science

The BSc (Hons) Computer Science programme provides students with a set of practical skills, which are built on a sound understanding of the principles and theories of computer science. The programme covers hardware (the behaviour and interaction of the electronic components from which computers are constructed), software and methodologies used in the analysis and design processes for computer systems). Students can specialise in areas like Software Engineering, Computer Information Systems, and Internet Computing, depending upon the students’ interests and career goals.

 

b.      BSc. Information System Sciences

The BSc (Hons) Information Systems Sciences is designed primarily to meet the needs of professionals and practitioners in the ICT industry with practical knowledge in information technology and its allied fields. Whereas the Computer Science programme is geared towards those who are mathematically inclined with strong academic interests, the Information Systems Sciences programme is tilted towards those with strong professional and practical interests.

This programme is particularly useful for those who want to gain the technical knowledge to use and apply computer technologies in industry, the skills to design and manage innovative information systems, expertise in high demand areas of the computing industry, such as e-Commerce and information security.

Our graduates in this programme are found in wide spectrum of scientific careers, particularly those that involve telecommunication, networking, geographical information systems (GIS) and remote sensing experts, web management, systems administration, information management and security, and the technical and organizational skills to convert that data into useful information.

 

c.       BSc. Instructional Technology

The Instructional Technology (IT) programme prepares students to be leaders in any environment that involves the application of digital technologies in learning, including basic schools, adult training and development in business and industry, public/non-profit training, higher education, and life-long learning. As information and communication technologies (ICTs) are transforming the ways people create, disseminate, and apply knowledge, there is the need for educators to de-emphasize the practice of imparting static information and ideas to learners, and instead, develop and deploy purposeful and interactive learning experiences with the aid of these technologies, for the overall advancement of knowledge. 

The Regent Instructional Technology Programme therefore prepares students to work with media and computer information systems to analyse, design, develop, implement and evaluate instruction in different learning contexts. Graduates of this programme will therefore be able to design and produce pedagogically sound e-learning interventions, including multimedia CD/DVD-ROMs and web-based or online learning platforms, based on current theory and research in educational technology.

 

B.  Department of Engineering

d.      B.Eng Applied Electronics and Systems Engineering with options in:

  • Telecommunications Engineering

Telecommunications engineering covers various areas ranging from basic circuit designing to strategic mass developments. The work of the telecommunications engineer, among other things, spans the design and oversight of installation of telecommunications equipment and facilities such as complex Electronic Switching Systems, to Copper Telephone facilities and Fiber Optics. The concentration of this programme will be of interest to those who are academically oriented as well as those with professional goals such as employment with business entities, industrial or governmental agencies, requiring advanced knowledge in telecommunications, network theory and technology. 

  • Instrumentation Engineering

Instrumentation engineering is a specialized branch of electrical and electronic engineering which focuses on the principle and operation of measuring instruments, which are used in the design and configuration of automated systems. The programME aims at preparing engineers for industries with automated processes, such as chemical or manufacturing plants, with the goal of improving system productivity, reliability, safety, optimization and stability.

  • Computer Engineering

There is a dearth of qualified engineers in Africa who can confidently man the existing Computer Systems. Most of the engineers end up with no systematic training in maintaining these systems, nor modifying capability of the systems, when called upon to do so. The intricacies related to sophisticated systems are not properly understood and exploited. Hence this 4 year degree course in Electronics and Computer Engineering is deliberately aimed at meeting these shortfalls.

In the field of Electronics, Nanotechnology, and in Computer Science, both Software and Hardware have made giant strides. The knowledge capital requires a thorough understanding of these new techniques and novel concepts. The 21st century engineer should be able to grasp these techniques and master these concepts. 

  • Power Engineering

Plans are far advanced to mount the Power Engineering option in the Engineering Department.

Power engineering, also called power systems engineering, is a subfield of energy engineering that deals with the generation, transmission, distribution and utilization of electric power.

Power Engineering Technology is designed to train students to become certified power engineering technologists who can control large, complex power and process systems. This program will offer a high-level course of study that will train students to perform production work in the operation and development of large energy projects such as oil sands, gas plants and electrical generating stations.

 

C.  Department of Mathematics and Statistics

e.       MSc. Statistics

The MSc programme in Statistics aims to provide graduates with knowledge on a broad range of statistical topics and techniques. The programme emphasizes developing one’s ability in solving substantial and realistic statistical problems, communicating the findings effectively and in developing new techniques. The programme is designed to offer students a thorough training in applied statistics and equip them for work as Statisticians in business, consulting firms, education, medicine, government and scientific establishments.

 

ii.      Regent School of Business and Leadership

The School of Business and Leadership (SBL), (formerly the School of Business and Economics) adopts a multi-disciplinary approach in the study of business e.g Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) e-Commerce option, Economics with Computing, and Management with Computing, with the aim of producing highly marketable professionals equipped with information technology skills and the competencies and professional skills required in their chosen fields. Students are enabled, with this special arrangement, to acquire the versatility required to function effectively and successfully in today's ICT-driven business environment and thereby bring creativity and innovation to bear on their jobs. With the vision of raising young leaders to champion the affairs of the business world, Leadership is well positioned in the business programmes curricula and hence the change of the school name to Business and Leadership.

The following are the departments under this School and the programmes they each offer:

 

A. Department of Accounting and Business Studies

a.      BSc. Accounting and Information Systems

The BSc (Hons) Accounting with Information Systems aims at providing students with the knowledge, understanding and skills relating to accounting practices and theory but with an added emphasis on information systems. This programme has been designed to provide extensive practical experience and theoretical knowledge of computer based business systems. Graduates in this programme are equipped with skills that help them to handle the management of information efficiently for the purposes of decision-making and control. The graduate will also be well prepared for various Accounting and Audit assignments.

 

b.      BSc. Banking and Finance

The multidisciplinary nature of the BSc Banking and Finance programme, allows the student to study business with language as an integrated package. This is what makes this degree distinctive: its combination of three related areas of study, namely Economics, Banking, and Finance with a study of French for business. The programme equips students with a broad understanding of Managerial, Financial, and Economic concepts, enabling them to gain an awareness of the current practices and problems implicit in modern-day banking and finance. 

 

c.       BSc. Economics with Computing

This programme will help the student to develop his or her knowledge of how the financial services sector is exploiting information technology for portfolio management or how e-commerce will change the way we do business in the digital economy. The aim of this degree is to train students in Economics with Computer Science and to provide them with the knowledge and skills required to develop future careers in Business, Finance or Government.

 

d.      Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) e-Commerce option

The programme provides a well-rounded business education with specialization in e-commerce. It is designed to help students develop an in-depth understanding of one of the modern business concentrations and learn a broad range of managerial capabilities, problem solving and communication skills. The programme aims at developing students' intellectual ability, executive personality and managerial skills through an appropriate blend of business acumen and education. The programme is to provide a better understanding of the role and nature of business in contemporary society brought about by the rapid changes in technology, resource allocation, structural shifts in the economy, and changes in consumer preferences, global competition, and shifts in the employment market, environmental issues, and media.

 

B.  Department of Management Studies

a.      BSc. Management with Computing

This ICT-driven programme aims to produce graduates equipped with the relevant management and computing skills critical for the modern business environment. The course is meant to provide a cutting-edge training in general management as well as an in-depth training for those who wish to undertake or enhance a career in human resource management and marketing management in the rapidly changing ICT-driven business environment. Graduates are offered the practical management education and enough breadth in complementary academic subjects to prepare them to function effectively in complex organizations, government, industry, e-commerce firms, large or small business, financial institutions, manufacturing, distribution, retailing, the service sector. Those with an entrepreneurial spirit may choose to start their own company.

 

b. Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)

MSM and REGENT have agreed to engage in a doctorate teaching/research collaboration agreement.  The doctorate program consists of a program of course work and research, leading to the degree of Doctor of Business Administration (DBA). This joint agreement is to generate knowledge through a focused doctorate program that combines the research interests of MSM and  other Universities and researchers associated with MSM, coupled with  the regional need to educate young talented researchers. This MOU shall come into effect on September 1, 2015.

 

c. Master of Business Administration (joint MBA with Euclid University)

The joint MBA program would be run by Regent University College of Science and and EUCLID (Euclid University,  an intergovernmental institution of higher learning established under public international law (UNTS 49006/49007), with headquarters in The Gambia). RUCST and EUCLID agree to run this joint MBA Program based on the existing EUCLID MBA program, with special interest and sub-specializations in:

  • Sustainable Development and Diplomacy,
  • Energy Studies, and
  • Management of International Business and Organizations.

These specializations not only leverage the contents and methods of EUCLID’s existing graduate programs and curricula, but would also address the dearth of skilled personel the country urgently needs in the affected sectors. The joint MBA program is expected to commence in September 2015.

 

C.  Regent Business Development Centre

The Business Development Center (BDC) which has been topsy turvy for the past five years was invigorated under the leadership of Dr. Appianda Arthur (Director) and Mr. Charles Kwening (Deputy Director). The BDC was assigned the responsibility of raising funds for the construction of an overhead pedestrian foot bridge, the reactivation of the traffic lights right infront of our Multi-purpose campus at McCarthy Hill and to prudently manage the Center to be self-sustainable. Currently, the traffic lights infront of the Multi-purpose campus have been re-activated

As part of its core mandate to meet the University's standard of excellence, the Development Centre was set up to offer innovative instructional programmes, designed to meet current needs in the country. These rigorous, professionally-oriented programmes will cater for all categories of working professionals and students who seek intensive training in a particular field for career advancement, undergraduate and graduate school preparation, professional certification etc. These will be classified as Short-term Courses and Consultancy Services.

Initial discussions with Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) to collaborate with Regent University College in running these courses have been fruitful. Early this year, a sponsorship letter was sent to the Embassy of Korea to discuss possible assistance in the acquisition of Microprocessor Training Kits for the Engineering School.  We are glad to report that the response has also been very positive. In the next few months, the BDC is expected  to commence the running of the short-term courses and tailored consultancy services.

 

iii.    Regent Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS)

The Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS), formerly the School of Theology, Ministry, and Human Development (STMHD), is dedicated to being at the forefront of teaching and learning and fostering cutting edge research and discovery. FAS was also established to provide high level training to support theological and allied education in the country in view of an increasing interest in formal ministerial training among a cross section of the membership and leadership of the Pentecostal and Charismatic churches today. Overall, the faculty offers demand-led degree, diploma and certificate programmes, and provides a  vibrant intellectual community of students and scholars who are deeply committed to diversity, innovation, discovery and excellence.

The Faculty of Arts and Sciences comprises the Department of Psychology and Human Development, Department of Theology and Ministry, Centre for Studies in African Development and Regent Institute of Languages and General Studies. The following are the various Departments under the school and the programmes they offer:

 

A.  Department of Theology and Ministry

  1. Bachelor of Theology and Management
  2. Master of  Divinity (M.Div)
  3. Master of Theology (M.Th)

 

B.  Department of Human Development and Psychology

  1. BSc. Human Development and Psychology

This programme, with its emphasis on development, is designed to provide in-depth study in an area that complements professional preparation for the fields of teaching, social work, leadership, juvenile justice and youth advocacy. The programme is also recommended for students interested in pursuing graduate studies in related areas. 

The programme is rooted in the intellectual traditions of psychology, sociology and anthropology. The theories, research and practices of this multidisciplinary field of inquiry contribute to a greater understanding of human experience in our complex and changing world. The Leadership courses are designed for those who wish to develop specialized skills in leadership, policy and administration. Students prepare for leadership roles in care programs, public and private schools, policy arenas, and professional organizations.