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Christian Service University College, Kumasi (Ghana)
Community and Civic Engagement Activities
Christian Service University College (CSUC) is a Christian private University College located in Kumasi, Ghana. Its mission is to be an academic centre of excellence for teaching, research and service in Theology, applied science and humanities in an evangelical and sound ethical environment. CSUC is committed to promote the development of Ghana by empowering the youth through effective and sound teaching, research and service, and also through the engagement in a number of community and civic activities.
CSUC’s Theology Outreach Programme
As a Christian institution of higher education, CSUC continues to promote spiritual and moral values and extends support to the vulnerable in society. The Department of Theology of CSUC in June every year undertakes evangelical outreaches to churches in remote communities across Ghana to share the Word of God, reach out and inspire the vulnerable, offer counseling services and engage in community services like clean-up exercises to promote sanitation, raise awareness and create community responsibility. Bonyere and Tarkwa in the Western Region, Nkoransa in the Brong Ahafo Region, Drobonso in the Afram Plains and Adankwame in the Ashanti Region are few communities in Ghana that have benefitted from the outreach programmes of CSUC.
Youth Empowerment and Donation
As part of its corporate social responsibilities and youth empowerment programme, CSUC has established a scholarship scheme for indigenes of Odeneho Kwadaso, a suburb of Kumasi where the University College is situated. The scholarship provides financial assistance to brilliant but needy students and supports the education of the youth in the community (A news article on the scholarship scheme was published in the CSUC’s 2013 Newsletter available online at CSUC’s website – www.csuc.edu.gh on CSUC eNewsletter page. As part of the social responsibilities also, the CSUC in May 2013 donated refurbished bunk beds and mattresses to the Rullman Methodist Vocational Technical Institute at Juaben in the Ashanti Region to support the institute. (This donation appeared in Ghana’s biggest selling newspaper, the Daily Graphic on Saturday, May 4, 2013 edition on page 32).
CSUC has set up a Centre for Leadership and Professional Development (CLPD) primarily aimed at promoting leadership training and capacity building, professional development, and quality teaching and learning at the University College, the corporate business world and the society in general. The centre focuses its attention on the design, administration, facilitation, teaching and management of all professional and non-academic programmes including short certificate programmes, training workshops, seminars and conferences for students and the public.
Christian Service University College, Kumasi started as a joint venture between local evangelical Christian leaders and a British missionary organization for theological education. It grew to become the leading Bible College in Ashanti Region and beyond. After 39 years of existence, the institution has expanded into four-year liberal arts Christian University College, the first of its kind in Ashanti and the northern sector of Ghana. The University College now runs postgraduate and undergraduate programmes including Master of Arts in Christian Ministry with Management; Bachelor of Arts in Theology (with Administration); Bachelor of Business Administration; Bachelor of Science in Computer Science; Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies; Bachelor of Science in Nursing; Bachelor of Arts in Community Development. CSUC has produced over 2000 graduates who are serving in the public and private sectors, as well as in Christian ministry. Currently, with over 1,700 students enrolled, CSUC is the leading private Christian University College in Ashanti and the northern sector of Ghana.