Central University is an educational Initiative of the International Central Gospel Church (ICGC).
It has its origins in a short-term Pastoral training institute, which was started in October 1988 by ICGC. It was later incorporated, in June 1991 under the name, Central Bible College. In 1993, the name was changed again to Central Christian College. The College later upgraded its programmes to the baccalaureate level, and in line with national aspirations, expanded its programmes to include an integrated and practice oriented business school, named Central Business School.
To reflect its new status as a liberal arts tertiary institution, the university was re-christened Central University College in 1998. The National Accreditation Board has since accredited it as a tertiary Institution. It is co-educational with equal access for male and female enrolment. Central University has eight (8) faculties/schools, namely the Central Business School (CBS), the School of Architecture and Design (SADe), School of Graduate Studies (SGS), Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS), Faculty of Law(FOL), School of Pharmacy(SOP), School of Engineering and Technology (SET) and the School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS)
In January 2016, the University College received the long awaited Presidential Charter to become an autonomous and a fully-fledged university as Central University.
1984 The International Central Gospel Church [ICGC] is founded by Rev. Dr. Mensa Otabil
1988 The ICGC opens a ministerial institute to train a new generation of leaders
1991 Central Bible College is birthed from the success of the ICGC ministerial institute
1993 Central Bible College is incorporated as the Central Christian College
1997 Investiture of Rev. Dr. Mensa Otabil as Chancellor
Central Business School is commissioned
1998 Central Bible College is re-christened Central University College to reflect its new status as a liberal arts tertiary institution
Mr. Johnson Kanda is inducted as the first Registrar
Rev. Prof. Kingsley Larbi is appointed as the first Principal
2002 The Business Development Centre opens for business
2003 Development Directorate is carved from the pre-existing Project Office
2004 Prof. V.P. Y. Gadzekpo takes office as the second President
2006 Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences is established
2007 Quality Assurance Unit is launched
Vision & Legacy Unit is established
2008 School of Applied Sciences is commissioned
2009 Mr. J. F. Odartey Blankson is appointed as the University’s second Registrar
Human Resources Directorate is created.
Centre for International Relations & Programmes is inaugurated
2011 School of Graduate Studies is established
William Ofori-Atta Institute of Integrity [WOAII] is instituted
The historic migration of the University from Mataheko to Miotso begins 2012
2012 Prof. Kwesi Yankah is appointed as the third President of the University
2013 Faculty of Law is inaugurated
Three lecture-series: Distinguished Speaker Series, Professorial Inaugural Lectures and Annual Colloquia are instituted.
CU’s Schools and Faculties commence the first Annual Colloquia Series
Prof. Adigun Agbaje begins the Distinguished Speaker Series with the topic “Electoral Politics and the Travails of Democracy” in Africa.
2014 The second and third lectures of the Distinguished Speakers Series are delivered by Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia and Prof.Kwesi Botchwey on the respective topics: “Restoring the Value of the Cedi” and “The State of the Nation’s Political Economy”.
The first Professorial Inaugural Lecture is given by Prof. Kwaku Appiah-Adu on the topic “A Framework for Oil & Gas Development in Ghana”.
The University receives the Socrates Award [Oxford] for Best University & Best Manager
2015 The Head of State Awards for Academic Excellence [Tertiary] is conferred on the University
2016 The University is awarded a Presidential Charter as a fully-fledged University
The Vice-Chancellor of the University, Prof. Kwesi Yankah is awarded Laureate for Education in Ghana by Impact Africa Summit.
2017 Prof Bill Buenar Puplampu is appointed Ag. Vice Chancellor
School of Pharmacy is established.
2021 The University awarded its first honorary Doctoral degrees (Honoris Causa) to three former members of the University Council
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