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
To be a University of choice, where Jesus is Lord and people are empowered to impact the world.
Our Mission Statement
To promote knowledge for the training of men and women in Christian values and principles, academic and professional excellence for the transformation of society
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”.
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
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.
- 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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
The Hierarchy of Authority at Christian Service University College has the
- Board of Trustees at the Helm, followed by
- University College Council,
- Executive Committee and then
The Executive Committee Of CSUC comprises:
President – Prof. Samuel Kofi Afrane
Dean Of Students – Mr. Fortune Tella
Dean, SOB – Mr. Stephen Banahene
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: Dr. Daniel O. Gyane
Retired Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Pharmacy, KNUST Kumasi, Ghana.
CEO, Daneri Chemist, Kumasi.
|Name: Rt. Rev. Dr. E. H. Brew Riverson
Retired Bishop, Methodist Church, Ghana. Former Conference Secretary, Methodist Church, Ghana.
|Prof. H. N. A. Wellington
Architect and Professor Emeritus of Architecture,Department of Architecture, KNUST, Kumasi Ghana.
Legal Practitioner, Nyame Adom Chambers, Kumasi, Ghana.
Ramseyer Presbyterian Church,Kumasi, Ghana.
Senior Lecturer, Faculty Of Industrial Art, KNUST, Kumasi, Ghana.
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: Mr. Seth Osafo
Private Legal Consultant, Accra.
|Name: Mr. Benjamin Acolatse
Regional Manager,Mechanical Lloyd Co. Ltd.Kumasi.
|Name: Prof.Sam K. Afrane, President,CSUC||Member|
|Name: Prof.(Mrs.) Ibok N. Oduro
Dept of Food Science & Technology, KNUST
|Name: Dr. Ken. E. Kwaku Aboah
Consultant Surgeon, Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital.
|Name: Rev. Dr. Peter White
Vice President ,Christian Service University College.
|Name: Mr.Samuel Binfoh
|Name: Mr.Stephen Banahene
Lecturer, Staff Representative.
|Name: Berchie K. Osei
SRC President,Christian Service University College.
|Name: Mrs.Patience Yeboah Ampong
Director Of Nursing Services,Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital.
|Name: Mr. Kwabena Appiadjei Asante-Krobea
Director Of Nursing Services,Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital.
|Mrs. Cecilia Boakye Botwe
Ag. Registrar,Christian Service University College.
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:
|Admitted Students (2015/2016)|
|Graduate Output (2014/2015)||368|
Our Accreditation & Affiliations
East Legon | P. O. Box CT 3256 Cantonments – Accra
University of Ghana
P. O Box LG 25, Legon,Accra
Eastern University, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
1300 Eagle Road | St. Davids, PA 19087-3696 | 610-341-5800
Maps & Contacts
Post Office Box 3110, Kumasi, Ghana.
+233 (0)3220 28781 ext. 231
+233 (0)3220 28781 ext. 120