HERITAGE CHRISTIAN COLLEGE HOLDS MAIDEN ALUMNI HOMECOMING
Heritage Christian College (HCC), a university at Amasaman-Accra, has held its maiden alumni homecoming on the theme “Building a Resilient Alumni for the Growth of HCC.” The three-day event attracted alumni from the 4 batches of graduates of the university. Heritage Christian College was accredited in 2015 by the Ghana Tertiary Education Commission (formerly National Accreditation Board) and affiliated with Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) and the University of Cape Coast (UCC).
The alumni homecoming programme featured an interaction session to gain feedback from the alumni on how they fared in the job market, a dinner night, thanksgiving service and games. In a tracer study conducted on the alumni, it came to light that about 90% of the graduates from Heritage Christian College got job placements or started their own businesses within a year or two after their National Service. Graduates also expressed delight at the life skills, grooming, technological, ethical and entrepreneurial skills training they received at HCC which has really put them ahead of their peers at their work places.
The President of Heritage Christian College, Dr. Samuel Twumasi-Ankrah was happy to note the progress of HCC graduates in the corporate world. He stated that HCC had set out to provide distinctive university education to address challenges of unemployment and ethical lapses in the country. In a sermon titled “Take Risks or Lose the Chance”, Dr. Twumasi-Ankrah challenged the alumni to venture into creative pursuits to excel in life and not wait for anyone to create opportunities for them. The Provost of HCC, Prof. Williams Atuilik urged the alumni to continue to network among themselves and help each other succeed. He said much of their success would depend on the relationships and networks they forged.
The Executive Director of the Centre for Entrepreneurship, Philanthropy and Ethics (CEPE) of HCC, Dr. Alexander Asmah announced that HCC was committed to helping the alumni further develop and hone their entrepreneurial ideas and thus had expanded the annual HCC Students’ Start-Up- Challenge to include alumni contestants. He said this year, the first prize winner of the contest would receive GHc100,000 as start-up capital while the second and third positions would receive GHC60,00 and GHc40,000 respectively. The President of the Alumni Association of HCC, Mr. Francis Brown pledged the commitment of the alumni to helping develop HCC to heights of excellence.
The university offers undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. The undergraduate degrees are: Bachelor of Business Administration (with options in Accounting with Computing, Entrepreneurship & Technology Innovation, Accounting, Human Resource Management, Business Information Technology Management, Marketing); Bachelor of Science in Information Security, Nursing and Information Technology; and Bachelor of Theology. Postgraduate degrees are one-year MSc. in Accounting and Taxation, Accounting and Finance and Human Resource Development. The school also runs courses leading to professional certifications from Institute of Chartered Accountants Ghana (ICAG), Chartered Institute of Bankers (CIB), Chartered Institute of Human resources management (CIHRM), Chartered Institute of Marketers Ghana (CIMG) and Institute of Commercial Management (ICM-UK) as well as agri-business and media short courses.
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