Agogo Presbyterian Women's University College of Education gets new Principal
A seasoned university lecturer, Rev. Dr. ( Mrs.) Grace Sintim Adasi,, on Friday inducted into office as the Principal of the Agogo Presbyterian Women's University College of Education ( APWUCE) , Asante Akyem Agogo , in the Asante Akyem North District of the Ashanti Region.
Until his appointment, Rev. Dr. Grace Sintim Adasi, 51, was a senior lecturer at the Research Fellow with the Religions and Philosophy Section of the Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana, Legon.
She thus becomes the first Ghanaian female Principal with PHD of the school.
She takes over from Rev. (Mrs.) Esther Agbodeka
The induction ceremony was performed by the the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana(PCG), Right Reverend Prof. Joseph Obiri Yeboah Mante.
Rev. Prof. J.O.Y Mante entreated the new principal to work hard, with God as his guide to lift high the flag of the college.
In his maiden address, Rev. Dr. Grace Sintim Adasi promised to incorporate the use of morden technology to improve and facilitate teaching and learningin this covid-19 era.
“I will improve the internet connection on campus, so campus, so that both teachers and students can have access to information and up-to-date learning materials. I will also introduce a students’ portal where students can access their student data, undertake their registration, and interact with lecturers online.
This will be an academic platform where information will be uploaded for sharing and discussion and serve as a way to update both staff and students on the college’s activities as well as current in academia”, he added.
She added that, “she will ensure that college recruits academically astute, morally upright, and self-motivated faculty. The selection for recruitment will therefore seek to elicit those qualities that would produce teachers who have teachers who have teaching at heart. Workers with professional integrity will be engage to manage the various facets of the college”.
Rev. Dr. Grace Sintim Adasi, a Presbyterian, is currently a Research Fellow with the Religions and Philosophy Section of the Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana, Legon.
Currently, she is the Seminar Coordinator of the Thursday Seminar Series of the Institute. She holds an MPhil in African Studies from the Institute of African Studies, and a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), in the Study of Religions both from the University of Ghana, Legon.
Her research interests are on Mission and African Christianity, Christianity and Society, Spirituality, Culture, Gender, Indigenous Religions and Women Empowerment. She has extensively researched on Women’s leadership roles in the Church, Priestesses, shrines and sacred spaces in African Indigenous Religions.
Established as the Basel Mission Women’s Training College in 1931 and later becoming the Agogo Presbyterian Women's University College of Education, in 1972, the college is one of 46 colleges of education in Ghana