The Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, has charged Universities to churn out people with multiple and relevant skills who can be easily employed. He said there was the need for private universities in the country to complement government effort by assisting in the training of the quality manpower needs of the country since the government alone could not provide all the insatiable needs of its people including education opportunities. The Asantehene was speaking at the maiden congregation and inaugural ceremony of the Christ Apostolic University College in Kumasi.
The ceremony saw 215 students being honoured with degrees and certificates in various courses of study at the university.Established as a Bible Training Centre in 1973 at Bantama in Kumasi, it began with 15 students for a two-year Diploma in Theology and in 1986, was renamed as Bible Training Institute. As part of the Church’s corporate vision to help train people to meet the nation’s manpower needs of the country and the world, an emergency Ministerial and General Council meeting was held at Bunso Cocoa College in the year 2007 where the members unanimously approved the establishment of the Christ Apostolic University College.The University College affiliated to the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Kumasi was approved by the National Accreditation Board on February 15, 2011. Commencing with 82 students, the University now has 989 students pursuing various courses. The Asantehene emphasized the need for present day institutions to tailor their programmes to produce graduates with vocational, technical and entrepreneurial capabilities to enable them set up their own businesses after graduation.