List of Popular Universities owned by Churches in Ghana

Churches are known to use education as a way to spread the gospel. Through these schools, they’re able to pass on their doctrines and beliefs to students.

Ghana has some churches that operate their own private universities. Quite impressive! Below are some of these universities.

1. Central University

Dr Mensah Otabil founded it back in 1988. The International Central Gospel Church started the Central University as a school for pastors. Over time, it has grown into one of the leading universities in the country. Central University College in Ghana has come a long way since it was just a Bible College back in 1991, and in 1993, it was named Central Christian College. It went on to become the largest private University in the country. Now, it’s called Central University after reaching full-fledged University status.

2. Valley View University

Valley View University is a private university with campuses located at Oyibi (Accra), Kumasi and Techiman in Ghana. It forms part of a worldwide system of over 100 tertiary institutions operated by the Seventh-Day Adventist (SDA) Church. It is a part of the Seventh-day Adventist education system, the world’s second-largest Christian school system

3. Dominion University College

Archbishop Nicholas Duncan Williams, a well-respected Ghanaian clergyman, author and TV evangelist founded the Action Chapel International. Action Chapel International started Dominion University College, one of Ghana’s leading private universities. It officially opened up in 2009 and was given accreditation the following year.

4. Perez University College

Bishop Charles Agyinasare established Perez University College, a Perez Chapel International school. It was established to educate people. It all began in 1992 when Bishop Charles Agyinasare opened a Bible college in Tamale, Northern Ghana. Now it has two divisions – the School of Business and the School of Theology.

5. Pentecost University

The Church of Pentecost founded Pentecost University. A private University located at Sowutuom in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana. On May 22, 2003, his Excellency J. A Kuffour, the former President of Ghana, inaugurated Pentecost University College at the Sowutuom Campus. On May 6th, 2004 the initial PUC council was formed. Shortly afterwards in November of the same year, the University earned National Accreditation. Fast forward to May 2020 and it has been declared an autonomous University.

6. Presbyterian University

It is a partially private and public University located at Abetifi-Kwahu in the Eastern region of Ghana with another campus at Agogo in the Ashanti Region. The Presbyterian Church of Ghana set up the institution in 2003, and on March 27th, 2004 it was officially opened by John Agyekum Kuffour.

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