History

IMG_3653Community University College in its humble beginnings is located adjacent Asare Oppong School Complex at Anaji, Takoradi, along the main Anaji-Kwesimintim highway. It was founded by Mr. Isaac Oppong, a native of Awudua in the Western Region of Ghana. Its founding directors are Mr. Isaac Oppong and Mrs Naomi Baah Oppong.

On 27th February, 2009, the College was registered by the Registrar of Companies and incorporated under the Companies Code, 1963 (Act 179), and received the Certificate to Commence Business on 11th March, 2009.

The authorization for officers of the newly founded University College to establish the necessary structures for the take-off of the College as a tertiary institution was given by the National Accreditation Board (NAB) on 1st September, 2009. Initial work was done by Dr. Walter Affo of the University of Ghana and Mr. Mohammed Ayyub Morgan. Professor Francis K. Amedahe then took over as President and spearheaded and fast-tracked the processes together with Council Chairman, Professor J. S. K. Ayim, and Mr. M. A. Morgan, the Registrar.

The College gained affiliation with its mentor institution, the University of Cape Coast (UCC) on 22nd December, 2011, after which the NAB granted accreditation to the College and its programmes beginning 1st January, 2012.

Since its inception, the University College has had the following as its Presidents:

  1. Professor. F. K. Amedahe
  1. Mr. M. A. Morgan (acting)
  1. Mr. J. Y. Appiah

Its Registrars have been:

  1. Mr. M. A. Morgan
  1. Mr. George Cobbold (acting)

The College admitted its first batch of students to begin academic work on 15th October, 2012, with twelve (12) students. It had its first Matriculation Ceremony on 9th February, 2013 with thirty-three (33) students being matriculated. In attendance were Professor J. S. K. Ayim, Council Chairman, Professor Joseph Ghartey-Ampiah, representing the Vice-Chancellor of the UCC, Cpt. Joseph Cudjoe, MCE of Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly, in his own capacity and also representing the Western Regional Minister, Hon. Kobby Okyere Darko, Member of Parliament for Takoradi, and other dignitaries.

A number of activities have been undertaken since the inception of academic work. These include seminars for lecturers and students, students’ week celebrations, educational outreach programmes on radio stations, community clean-ups, moderation activities by UCC, official visit by Professor D. D. Kuupole the Vice-Chancellor of UCC, and other members of the Management of UCC, and visits by the National Accreditation Board.

Graduating students have been awarded their certificates by the University of Cape Coast.