A week-long orientation programme has been held for newly enrolled students of Heritage Christian College (HCC). Highlights of the programme included: A Talk on the HCC Philosophy, HCC Academic Policies, A Time with Faculty, Managing Cultural Shock at the University, Physical, Spiritual and Emotional Preparedness for School, College Experience and Career Planning, Time with Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), Institute of Commercial Management-UK (ICM), and two government agencies: Students Loan Trust Fund and Driver Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA).
The President of the university, Dr. Samuel Twumasi-Ankrah, underscored the rationale for the vision and mission of Heritage Christian College. He noted that HCC envisions “To become the flagship Christian university in Africa for the purpose of advancing the kingdom of Christ and national development.” He noted that to achieve this vision, the university “exists as a Christ-centered community to promote transformative education through active engagement in scholarship, creative pursuits, servant-leadership, and global competence.” He urged the students to take advantage of the entrepreneurship training at HCC to develop their business ideas so as not to graduate to become unemployed.
As part of the orientation, professional bodies such as ACCA and ICM-UK were there to brief students on professional qualifications they can add to their degrees to give them an added advantage upon graduation. The government’s agency in charge of licensing drivers, the Driver Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) also introduced a new project for tertiary students to acquire driving skills while in school, as a strategy to prepare them for the world of work.