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President’s annual Report 2012/2013


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SECTION 1: INSTITUTIONAL BACKGROUND

Introduction

The Regent University College of Science and Technology is a private tertiary institution located in Accra, Ghana. It was registered in September 2003 as a company limited by guarantee. It received accreditation to operate as a tertiary institution in 2004, and in January 2005, it started operation with the intake of 30 pioneer students. The University currently operates from four satellite campuses located at Dansoman, Fadama, Lartebiokorshie and the McCarthy Hill. The latter is soon to be developed into a purpose built campus. All campuses are in Accra.

 

1.1 Vision and Mission

The mission of Regent-Ghana is to produce purpose-driven  human resource committed  to socio-economic and spiritual renewal, with science and technology expertise in a competitive global environment. The University community shares in the vision of the Founder and President, Prof. E. Kingsley Larbi, to establish and maintain one of the leading and finest institutions in the world.

This understanding informs and fashions the investment we make in our students, faculty, and supporting staff. Motivated by a dedicated and visionary leadership, ICT-driven curricula, and Christian ethical values; we aim at having our students fully prepared to effectively spearhead  national and industrial development anywhere in the global community.


1.2 Schools

Regent-Ghana has three Schools, namely, Regent School of Business and Economics (SBE), Regent School of Informatics and Engineering (SIE) and Regent School of Theology, Ministry and Human Development (STM &HD). Regent-Ghana also has the Institute of Languages and General Studies with a Centre for Academic Writing.  Currently, eighteen (18) interdisciplinary programmes are run across the schools.

 

i. Regent School of Informatics and Engineering

The School of Informatics and Engineering (SIE) 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, behavior, 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 SIE has taken into consideration a broad range of programmes and disciplines. 

Programmes offered include:

A.  Department of Informatics

  1. BSc. Computer Science
  2. BSc. Information System Sciences
  3. BSc. Instructional Technology

 

B.  Department of Engineering

  1. B.Eng Applied Electronics and Systems Engineering with options in:-
    • Telecommunications Engineering
    • Instrumentation Engineering
    • Computer Engineering

 

C.  Department of Mathematics and Statistics

  1. MSc. Statistics
  2. BSc. Statistics 

 

ii. Regent School of Business and Economics

The School of Business and Economics (SBE) adopts a multi-disciplinary approach in the study of business related courses with computing, with the aim of producing highly marketable professionals equipped with information technology skills and the competencies and professional skills required in their own 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.

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

 

A. Department of Accounting and Business Studies

  1. BSc. Accounting and Information Systems
  2. BSc. Banking and Finance
  3. BSc. Economics with Computing
  4. Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) e-Commerce option

 

B. Department of Management Studies

  1. BSc. Management with Computing
  2. MBA

 

C.  Regent Business Development Centre

  1. Short-term Courses
  2. Consultancy Services

 

Regent School of Theology, Ministry and Human Development (STMHDP)

There is increasing interest in formal ministerial training among a cross section of the membership and  leadership of the Pentecostal and Charismatic churches today. However, their church-based Bible Schools are not sufficiently equipped in terms of qualified human resource and adequate learning resources to provide them with the high level of training they need. It is for this reason that the Regent Divinity Department joins the few theological institutions in the country to support theological and allied education in the country. 

The school has three departments namely; department of Theology and Ministry, department of Human Development and Psychology and the Centre for Studies in African development.

 

A. Department of Theology and Ministry

  1. Certificate in Church Ministry and Leadership
  2. Bachelor of Theology and Management
  3. Master of  Divinity (M.Div)
  4. Master of Theology (M.Th)

 

B. Department of Human Development and Psychology

a. BSc. Human Development and Psychology

 

1.3 Affiliations

Locally, Regent-Ghana is currently affiliated to the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, in Kumasi. Its theological programmes are certified by Trinity Theological Seminary at Legon, Accra. The University of Education, Winneba certifies its Human Development and Psychology programme (undergraduate). Regent-Ghana’s international partners include Maastricht School of Management, Maastricht, the Netherlands; Clarion University of Pennsylvania, USA; Deggendorf University of Applied Sciences, (Germany); Lulea University of Technology (Sweden); Wheelock College, Boston, (USA); and University of Applied Sciences, Umwelt Campus, Birkenfeld, Germany. The University is a member of the Conference of Heads of Private Universities, Ghana and has also applied to become a member of the Association of African Universities (AAU).

 

1.4 Governance

The principal governing body of the University is the University Council. Authority in purely academic matters lies with the Senate (Senatus Academicus). The Regent Ghana Students' Union (RGSU) provides a variety of services and facilities for the student population. The RGSU parliament represents students on various committees and organizations, both within and outside the University.

 

Section B: Academic Year Review (2012/2013)

Introduction

The 2012/2013 academic period has been eventful and productive with another churn out of excellent world class graduates. The institution has been steadfast in pursuance of producing purpose-driven human resource with science and technology expertise to function as change agents in our competitive global environment.

The year also saw new student recruitment into the Regent Community with series of programmes and activities.

 

 

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