Overview

About CSUC

Christian Service University College is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning and research and to developing leaders in many disciplines who make a difference globally. The University, which is based in the Ashanti Region of Ghana, Kumasi, has graduated  over 5,000 degree candidates, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional students.

 

Our Vision Statement


Christian Service University College aims:
To be a first class Evangelical Christian University that promotes knowledge about Christ through the training of men and women with moral uprightness, academic excellence and passion to serve and transform society.

  • First Class: The University College aims to provide first class training, excellent facilities and generally good outlook – surroundings; that is, first in everything.
  • Evangelical Christian University: By this we mean the University College heralds the good news of Jesus Christ and believes in the historic doctrines of the Christian faith.
  • Moral Uprightness: Conduct based on Christian morality and lifestyle which shows consistent regard to the Word of God and the rule of law.
  • Academic Excellence: Professionally and academically competent and ability to apply knowledge to solving or handling contemporary issues affecting church and society.
  • Passion to Serve: Serving with great zeal and enthusiasm.

 

Our Mission Statement


The Christian Service University College is an Academic Centre of Excellence for teaching, research and service in Theology, Applied Science and Humanities in an Evangelical and sound ethical environment.

 

The Logo


The meaning of the Christian Service University College logo is derived from the constituent elements. The Logo has the following elements:

  • Statement of Motto: ‘To Know Christ Better and To Make Him Better Known’
  • Year Of Establishment of the Institution: 1974
  • Abbreviation of the name of Institution: CSUC
  • Symbols of the Institution: ‘The Cross of Christ’; ‘Atumpan’- The talking drums of the Akans.

The ‘Atumpan’ was used by the Akans in the olden days to send messages to people within the community. In the logo, the ‘Atumpan’ drums represent the primary purpose of the University College: “To make Christ better known”.

Our History

A Brief History

The College began as a merger of two visions in January 1974, a group of ghanaian christians had a vision of an interdenominational, evangelical institution of  high academic standard, which would train men and women for all types of Christian Ministry.

The second group comprised expatriate missionaries who had a vision of an institution to train workers from the well-established churches in southern Ghana for a thrust into northern Ghana and neighboring countries where the church was relatively very small. Evangelical Christianity in Ghana in the late 1960’s and 1970’s was characterized, among other things, by intimate interaction and collaboration and blurring of denominational, mission and group distinctions.

The Worldwide Evangelization for Christ (WEC), which was one of the missionary groups in the second group of missionaries, had acquired property in Kumasi on which they had built four houses and a radio studio with plans to construct a large building to serve as the beginning of a training college. Soon the two visions merged.

In October 1974, the first residential classes started with four students and the College grew from strength to strength and has now become an Evangelical Christian University College.

 

1. The First Trustees


The College is incorporated under the Trustees Act and therefore the property and effects of the College are vested in the Trustees. The first four registered Trustees of the College were Dr. Nathaniel Sodzi, Dr. D.O. Gyane, Mr. Isaac Ababio and Dr. Sam Adjei. The membership has since changed.

 

2. The First Council


The first committee meeting was convened by Mr. Chapman on 4th December, 1973. The members were Dr. Nathaniel Sodzi, Dr. D.O. Gyane, Dr. Sam Adjei, Mr Joseph Okyere, Rev. Felix Maafo, Mr. Ross Harbinson (WEC Mission), Rev. Virgil Kleinsasser (Sudan Interior Mission- SIM) and Mr. Ross Campbell (WEC Mission).

The first ad hoc committee was constituted into the first Council on 6th November 1976 when the Constitution of the College was accepted at its first Annual General Meeting, with Dr. Nathaniel Sodzi as its first Chairman. From the very beginning, the College has been governed by evangelical men and women who have been appointed in their own right as people committed to the Lord and the objectives of the College as well as having the needed expertise and not as representatives of any Church, mission group or organisation.

 

3. The Early Faculty Members


Mr. And Mrs W.H. Chapman were seconded to the College by WEC Mission. Mr Chapman became the first Principal of the College (1973-1993) and was joined by Mr Isaac Ababio (1974-1976).
Mr Ababio interviewed and accepted the four pioneer residential students because Mr Chapman had to travel to Britain for an emergency eye surgery in August, 1974. The two of them shared the teaching in the early years.

Later others were brought in by the Lord: Brian and Miriam Woodford (1975-1979, 1982-1983); Rev. Dr. Kwame and Dr. (Mrs) Gillian Bediako (1976-1978); John Kojo Ntsiful joined the staff after graduating from the College in 1977 (to date); Ransford Senavoe (1979-1990) and Juliana Senavoe (1979-2004); Rev.(Dr) Eric Anum (1981-1988); John and Roselein Priddle (1981-1982, 1986-1988); Dr. S.B Adubofuor (part-time, 1982, full-time, 1983- date); Mrs. Abena Fosuah Yeboah (1983-1999); and others.

Several brethren were also brought in by the Lord as part-time lecturers; among them were: Rt. Rev. Bishop Willie Blankson (Methodist Church), Rev. Dr. Philip Laryea (Presbyterian Church), Rev. Cyril Ben-Smith (Anglican Church), Rev. Dr. Nii Amoo-Darku (Baptist Church), Miss Grace Adjekum (former Director GILLBT and an alumnus of CSC), and a host of others.

 

4. The First Students


The first ad hoc committee that was formed in December 1973 also drew the first syllabus for the College and so an evening class was started in January, 1974 in St. George’s Church with four people on that evening.

In October of the same year, residential classes started with the four students. These were Daniel Buer (now with Evangelising the Rural Child Fellowship), John Kojo Ntsiful (Now Senior Lecturer, CSUC), Justin Frimpong (Former Director of GILLBT) and Seth Nana Mintah (now Rev Minister, Presbyterian Church of Ghana). They were later joined by Emmanuel Asante (now Rev. Professor and Former President, Trinity Theological Seminary and former Chairman, CSUC Council).

The residential programme began on WEC Mission property on which four dwelling houses and a radio studio had been built. Later Evangelical Christians in Kumasi and students of the College were mobilised to provide labour to erect additional buildings and in 1977, WEC deeded the whole property to CSC but retained the use of three of the buildings. These three were even to be given to the College when the mission no longer used them.

 

5. Early Administration


The early teaching staff shouldered much administrative responsibilities whilst Mrs. Chapman provided much of the secretarial services and also did the book-keeping.
Mr A.B Amaning was appointed in 1986 to 2001) as the College Administrator and also exercised financial oversight.

Mr Joe Kontor-Manu joined the administrative staff in 1987 to date; Mr. Stephen Oti-Appiah (as Poultry Manager and now Assistant Librarian) from 1985 to date. Mrs. Dina Opoku (1974-2005) was in charge of the kitchen, whilst Mr. John Akologu (1974 – date) was employed as groundsman.

 

6. Friends of the College


The history of the College cannot be complete without the mention of the role that the friends of the College have played right from the inception of the College to date. Apart from students’ fees, the bulk of the finances of the College in the early stages was contributed by the friends of the College.

These men and women committed themselves to pray for and make regular donations to help meet the running costs of the College’s day to day expenses. Since the College is not sponsored by any Christian mission or agency or organisation within or outside the country, the contributions of the Friends’ of the College were vital for the financial survival of the College in the early stages. Though, their numbers have not been large, they have been faithful in their commitment to the Lord and to the College.

Our Core Values

Our Core Values

The Christian Service University College cherishes and upholds the following core values which it deems as central and basic to the institution. They are:

  • The Lordship of Jesus Christ.
  • Integrity
  • Hard Work
  • Good Stewardship of Resources
  • Mutual Support and Care

 

The Lordship of Jesus Christ


The Christian Service University College, as a Christian institution, is committed to the Lordship of Jesus Christ and living in obedience to His will.

This involves trusting Him to meet every need – material, spiritual or emotional. It also involves seeking and accepting His guidance for the institution and depending on His divine leadership.

 

Integrity


The University College believes in integrity, which is defined as moral uprightness, honesty, reliability, incorruptible, wholeness and soundness of character. It involves transparency, and gives no room for foul play either in public or in private.

 

Hard work


CSUC is dedicated to hard sacrificial, diligent and conscientious work; always striving to do things better and continuously improving and innovating to deliver the best possible outcomes.

By this we seek excellence in all our endeavours and are committed to continuous improvement through perseverance even in the face of hardship and opposition.

 

Good Stewardship


CSUC believes and upholds the belief of divine ownership of both the natural, material and spiritual world as well as the souls of all humankind. we are committed to accountability and responsibility in all our actions. It adheres to the biblical principle that those who have been given a trust must prove faithful (1 Corinthians 4:2).

As such we are dedicated to the efficient and effective use of the institution’s resources (physical, intellectual, spiritual and financial) to achieve maximum results.

 

Mutual Support and Care


CSUC upholds the Christian virtues of love, oneness and fellowship. Love and mutual support for one another are thus encouraged as well as work for unity and oneness among members of the community.

We are committed to the Biblical principle of carrying each other’s burdens (Gal. 6:2). This includes help and support (spiritually and materially).

Members of the community also join together for worship and prayer, trusting that in worshipping the Lord together, we will grow up together into Him. This is seen as a vital aspect of our service to God.

 

Our Institutional Identity


Working Community:
We are a working community. There is much work to be done in the classroom and out of class hours. You should reckon to strike a balance between work and studies if you are already working. This will take diligence and determination. Students are also required to ensure clean surroundings and make time for exercise for the purpose of physical and mental health. This will be of great value to you in the future.

Academic Community:
We are also an academic community seeking to obey the biblical mandate to prepare our minds for creative thinking. In any community, there is the need for guidelines to ensure healthy co-existence. Each of us should seek to prepare him/herself for service to God and humanity. Therefore, any conduct that is inconsistent with  Christian lifestyle, or  which shows consistent disregard for our guidelines is not acceptable. If such conduct comes to the notice of authorities, such a student would, first, be helped through counseling. However, if a student is unwilling to accept advice and continues in an unacceptable behaviour pattern, this may lead to the loss of certain privileges or, in serious cases, a rustication or an outright dismissal.

 

Our Philosophy And Mandate


In view of the rapid social trail and transformation in modern African society, intellectual and scientific advancements, increasing religious conflicts and challenges in contemporary society, the Christian Service University College exists to provide relevant Christian theological, business, science and social science education at the tertiary level.

In response to these challenges, the University College seeks to produce leaders with scholarly depth, reflective faith, moral uprightness and potential for further education, as well as the skills to serve and educate the church and society.

Our Governance

Our Governance

The Hierarchy of Authority at Christian Service University College has the

  1. Board of Trustees at the Helm, followed by
  2. University College Council,
  3. Executive Committee and then
  4. Students

 

The Executive Committee Of CSUC comprises:


Prof. Sam Afrane, President

President – Prof. Samuel Kofi Afrane

Email: safrane@csuc.edu.gh

 


vice-presidentVice President – Prof. Stephen E. Owusu

Email: vp@csuc.edu.gh

seowusu@csuc.edu.gh


 Registrar – Mr. Emmanuel Kweku Bedai

Email: kbedai@csuc.edu.gh

kbedai@csuc.edu.gh


ag-finance-officerAg. Finance Officer – Mr. Joseph K. Amankwah

Email: agfo@csuc.edu.gh

jkamankwah@csuc.edu.gh


Dean Of Students – Mr. Isaac Ampong

Email: dos@csuc.edu.gh

iampong@csuc.edu.gh


Dean, SOB – Mr. Stephen Banahene

Email: csucsob@csuc.edu.gh

sbanahene@csuc.edu.gh


Mama ChaplainChaplain – Rev. Dr.(Mrs.) Margaret Asabea-Aboagye

Email: maboagye@csuc.edu.gh

maboagye@csuc.edu.gh


Our Council & Trustees

Council & Trustees

The hierarchy of authority at Christian Service University College has the Board of Trustees at the top, followed by the University College Council, Executive Committee and then the students.

 

The Current Trustees are:


Name Position
Name: Dr. Daniel O. Gyane

Retired Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Pharmacy, KNUST Kumasi, Ghana.

CEO, Daneri Chemist, Kumasi.

Chairman
Name: Rt. Rev. Dr. E. H. Brew Riverson

Retired Bishop, Methodist Church, Ghana. Former Conference Secretary, Methodist Church, Ghana.

Member
Prof. H. N. A. Wellington

Architect and Professor Emeritus of Architecture,Department of Architecture, KNUST, Kumasi Ghana.

Member
Mr.Kwame Boafo

Legal Practitioner, Nyame Adom Chambers, Kumasi, Ghana.

Member
Mrs.Theodora Manful

Ramseyer Presbyterian Church,Kumasi, Ghana.

Member
Mrs.Joyce Stuber

Senior Lecturer, Faculty Of Industrial Art, KNUST, Kumasi, Ghana.

Member

 

The University College Council consists of individual Christians who are elected to serve on their own merit. They formulate policies for the University.

 

The Current Council Members are:


Name Position
Name: Rt. Rev. Prof.Osei Safo-Kantanka

Bishop Of Kumasi Diocese,Methodist Church,Ghana.

Chairman
Name: Mr. Benjamin Acolatse

Regional Manager,Mechanical Lloyd Co. Ltd.Kumasi.

Treasurer
Name: Prof.Sam K. Afrane, President,CSUC Member
Name: Prof.(Mrs.) Ibok N. Oduro

Dept of Food Science & Technology, KNUST

Member
Name: Dr. Ken. E. Kwaku Aboah

Consultant Surgeon, Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital.

Member
Name: Prof. Stephen E. Owusu

Vice President ,Christian Service University College.

Member
Name: Mr.Samuel Binfoh

Alumni Representative.

Member
Name: Mr.Stephen Banahene

Lecturer, Staff Representative.

Member
Name: Ebenezer Oduro

SRC President,Christian Service University College.

Member
Name: Mr. Seth Osafo

Private Legal Consultant, Accra.

Member
Name: Mrs.Patience Yeboah Ampong

Director Of Nursing Services,Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital.

Member
Name: Mr. Kwabena Appiadjei Asante-Krobea

Director Of Nursing Services,Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital.

Member
Name: Mr. Emmanuel Kweku Bedai

Registrar,Christian Service University College.

Secretary
Our Enrolment Facts

Enrolment and Graduation Statistics

With a current student population of about two thousand and seventy (2,070) representing a male to female ratio of about 1.4:1, the Christian Service University College is at the fore of private tertiary education in Ghana. This statistics is valid as at 2015/16 Academic Year.

Breakdown in terms of programmes are as follows:

PROGRAMMES FIGURES
Post-Graduate students 10
Bachelors’ Degrees
Sub-Degrees
International students
Admitted Students (2015/2016)
Graduate Output (2014/2015)  368

 

Our Accreditations and Affiliations

Our Accreditation & Affiliations

 

Accrediting Agency


NAB

East Legon | P. O. Box CT 3256 Cantonments – Accra

www.nab.gov.gh

 

Affiliate Institutions


UGLEGON

University of Ghana

P. O Box LG 25, Legon,Accra

www.ug.edu.gh

knust

     KNUST

PMB Kumasi,Ghana

www.knust.edu.gh

 

Partner


easternUni

Eastern University, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

1300 Eagle Road | St. Davids, PA 19087-3696 | 610-341-5800

www.eastern.edu

Former Principals / Presidents

Former Principals/Presidents

Bill Chapman

Bill Chapman (Principal)

1974 -1993


Juliana Senavoe
Juliana Senavoe

Mrs. Juliana Senavoe (Principal)

1993 – 2004


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Dr. Samuel Brefo Adubofour

2004 – 2007 (Acting Principal)


principal4

Prof. Emmanuel Frempong (President)

2007 – 2012


principal5

Prof.(Mrs) Frances T.K Owusu-Daaku (President)

2013 – 2015

Maps & Contacts

Maps & Contacts

 

Main


Post Office Box 3110, Kumasi, Ghana.

info@csuc.edu.gh

Tel: +233(0)-3220-28781

+233(0)-3220-39258

+233(0)-501-500-302

The Registrar


registrar@csuc.edu.gh

 

Fax


+233(0)-3220-28780

Admissions Office


admissions@csuc.edu.gh

0501500300

 

CLPD


+233(0)501500303

Academic Affairs


+233 (0)3220 28781 ext. 231

Human Resource


 hr@csuc.edu.gh

+233 (0)3220 28781 ext. 120

Finance


+233(0)501500301

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