About Baptist University College
The Ghana Baptist University College (GBUC), Kumasi is an initiative of the Ghana Baptist Convention (GBC) with headquarters in Accra, Ghana. It is incorporated as a tertiary institution with the status of a University College offering degree and diploma programmes with authorization of the National Accreditation Board (NAB). The University College is affiliated to the University of Cape Coast.
The Vision of Ghana Baptist University College (GBUC), Kumasi is to be a centre of excellence for creative teaching and learning, innovative and relevant research, professional competence, and godly ethics in academic disciplines from a biblical Christian worldview.
The mission of the Ghana Baptist University College (GBUC), Kumasi is to educate, develop, train, and mentor men and women who will excel in influencing and impacting society through integration of academic learning and Christian faith.
The core values of the Ghana Baptist University College (GBUC), Kumasi are:
- Scholarship: Educating the head of students, faculty and staff through academic formation
- Discipleship: Educating the heart of students, faculty and staff through character formation
- Stewardship: Educating the hands of students, faculty and staff through skills formation
- Leadership: Educating the heels of students, faculty and staff through experience formation
The University is run on a school system and comprises the following schools:
- School Of Business Administration
- School Of Theology And Ministry
- School Of Arts And Social Science Education
- School Of Nursing-( Has just received accreditation for a take-off).
In 1956, Dr. William A. Poe, a missionary from the Southern Baptist Convention in the USA, started giving Pastoral training to five young men in his garage at Amakom. In 1958, the Baptist Church started a Secondary School at Asokore Mampong and merged it with the pastors’ training school under the name Sadler Baptist College.
In 1961, the pastors’ training school was separated from the secondary school and was moved to Abuakwa, where it became a full-fledged theological seminary. The name of the school went through several changes until it was finally decided that it should be called the Ghana Baptist Theological Seminary. After fifty years of theological education (1956 – 2006), the Ghana Baptist Convention resolved to establish a University College. The University College was launched and inaugurated on Saturday, 25th November, 2006 under the headship of Rev. Professor Samuel Nyarko Boapeah and was christened the Ghana Baptist University College.
Since its establishment as a University College, four schools have been created; namely: the School of Theology and Ministry (i.e. the former Ghana Baptist Theological Seminary) and the School of Nursing at Abuakwa, the School of Business Administration, and the School of Art and Social Sciences Education at the Amakom Campus.
The University runs on two campuses, namely the Kumasi City Campus (Asem) and the Abuakwa Campus.
The City Campus serves as the main campus and also houses the central Administration as well as the School of Business Administration and the School of Arts and Social Sciences Education.
The Abuakwa Campus which is located at off Sunyani road has the School of Theology and Ministry and the School of Nursing ( Has just received accreditation for a take-off).
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