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Professor Samuel Kofi Afrane


Professor in Planning
President

 

Welcome Message

Dear Friends,

Christian Service University College is a Christian higher educational institution with unwavering commitment to the word of God and  the Lordship of Jesus Christ.

Established in 1974 as a theological seminary, CSUC sees itself as an institution established by God (John 20:21) within an environment that characterizes the twenty-first century world. Located within the center of Kumasi, CSUC has vibrant surroundings with a diversity of cultures and peoples, with diverse languages, cultures and beliefs being practiced every day.

Stationed in this environment, CSUC finds its mission an exciting one. God has brought the world to our doorstep. Thus we have been given an unprecedented opportunity to reach out to many people and groups through the Gospel and see the ultimate vision of the Bible manifest, where all things will be brought under the one Head, Jesus Christ (Ephesians 1:10).

Consequently, CSUC education is offered with this context in mind. Our dedicated administrators, staff and faculty are investing their time and effort to fulfill this goal in students’ lives through mentorship programmes and diverse services.

Nevertheless, the enormity of the task requires the “togetherness” of everyone. Together we will earnestly wrestle by the power of the Word of God in order to see how God speaks to us today in this new milieu and with what message He will inspire and stir our hearts. Together we will endeavor to discern what it means to live according to the Word of God. Together we will try to be obedient to the vision of building a community that can demonstrate our faithfulness to Jesus Christ.

Please come and join our wonderful and exciting student body in this great journey.

Professor Samuel K. Afrane
President

About Prof. Afrane

Dr. Afrane is an Associate Professor in Planning and the immediate past Provost of the College of Art and Social Sciences of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi. Previously, he was the Head of the Department of Planning and later Dean of the faculty of Planning and Land Economy of the University. Professor Afrane holds a Bachelors degree in Development Planning from KNUST, Masters degree in Economics in Social Planning from University of Wales in Britain, Post-Graduate Diploma in Housing Studies from the Institute of Housing and Urban Studies in Holland, and a Ph.D in Community and Regional Planning from University of British Columbia in Canada.

Dr. Afrane possesses considerable research, teaching and consultancy experience in Strategic Planning, Housing and Urban Development, Monitoring and Evaluation; Impact Assessment; Micro-finance and Enterprise Development. He has been involved in a number of research and training projects in Ghana and other countries including; South Africa, Bolivia, Gambia, Uganda, Nigeria and Malawi. He has also served as consultant to many local and international agencies including, the World Bank, UNDP, International Labour Organisation, Australia Agency for International Development, African Development Bank, United States Agency for International Development (USAID), International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD), ECLOF-Geneva, Department for International Development, UK, (DFID), Tropenbos International, Opportunity International etc.

Prof. Afrane is a former member of the National Development Planning Commission (NDPC) and many institutional boards/Committees. He is currently the Council chairman of Scripture Union, Ghana and Jackson College of Education, and member of the Advisory Council of World Vision International; immediate past Council chairman of Sinapi Aba Trust, New Generation Investment Services Limited; and former President of the Chartered Institute of Administrators and Management Consultants, Ghana. He has to his credit over 60 research publications, conference papers and consultancy reports.

Download the Curriculum Vitae of Prof. Sam Afrane

Download the 2015/16 second semester action report

Presidential Vision Statement

Background

Christian Service University College (CSUC) was established in 1974 as a nondenominational Theological College to train theologians and other professionals for the service of the church and society. It was transformed into a University College in 2005 to offer other non-theological courses in keeping with the original vision of the founding fathers. Currently, the CSUC has three Faculties, six departments, one post-graduate programme with about 1600 students.

Although the institution has made considerable progress regarding introduction of academic programmes, modest infrastructure, good image, high academic standards etc, it however, faces a number of challenges including reducing student population resulting from competition, limited funding, inadequate senior faculty and administrative staff and arduous accreditation and affiliation requirements.

Preamble

As President and Chief Executive of CSUC, my vision can only be realised with the full support and policy direction of the Council of the University College. My philosophy is that ‘no one succeeds alone’, therefore building a good relationship with the College’s internal and external stakeholders to me is a vital precondition for the success of the vision.

The Vision

The vision of CSUC as stated in the Strategic Plan of the University College (2012-2022) is: “To be a first class Christian University that promotes the knowledge of Christ through the training of professionals with moral uprightness, academic excellence and passion to serve and transform society”. Within the framework of this strategic direction, my vision for CSUC during my term of office is to: ‘Attain the status of a full-fledged University with a Presidential Charter within Two to Three years

In more concrete terms, through the realisation of this status, CSUC will become:

i. The best Christian private university in Ghana and among the top three in SubSaharan Africa;

ii. One of the best teaching and learning environments in the country where most stakeholders are satisfied and well-motivated;

iii. Recognised as a World Class Institution of repute and excellence.

Goals and Strategies

A Vision requires goals to clarify its intent and to move it towards point of realisation. In addition, a vision must be supported by effective strategies. It is said that ‘a vision without credible strategies is a dream’. This document therefore outlines my goals and supporting strategies that will ensure the actualisation of the vision.