Regent University calls for calm as court orders auctioning of it’s properties
Regent University properties. The Management of Regent University college of Science and Technology, the leading Accra-based private University has urged students to be patients as the University are still in tête-à-tête with Obokom Civil Engineering Limited, the company it owes about GHC9m.
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The University has however described the motion by the Construction firm to auction off its property as premature.
According to Benjamin Zogbetor, the Acting Registrar of the University, Regent has been in discussion with the Obokom Civil Engineering Company to establish a fresh payment method as the previous one was unsuccesful.
Benjamin Zogbetor speaking to the press on Friday said “we have started payment, but because of the decreasing number of students, the arrangement did not go as expected and so we are in the process of re-negotiating with him on the payment”.
The construction company, Obokom Civil Engineering Limited, has proposed action to auction a multi-purpose six-storey building and other property’s of the Regent University College of Science and Technology in Accra to equalize a debt the university’s owes to the company.
The other propertys are a power generating set, a Tata bus, and two four-wheel vehicles.
This actions follows Regent University failure to pay an amount of $1.2 million and ¢2.1 million for the construction of the six-storey building by the construction firm which accommodates the university.
The Chief Executive Officer of the Company, Nana Obokomatta, who is the Chief of Gomoa Dasum in the Central Region explained all tactics to get Regent University to pay the debt on time had proved unsuccessful hence giving them no option than to drag the institute to court twice.
The CEO said they will go to court a third time conclude the process for the selling of the university facility and other properties if necessary.
However, the Acting Registrar of the University has expressed confidence that the situation would be settled agreeably, adding that “the court order does not mean the school has been shut down”.
Regent University properties
Regent University College of Science and Technology
The Regent University College of Science and Technology (often referred to as Regent-Ghana) is located in Accra, Ghana. It was registered in September 2003, and received accreditation to operate as a tertiary institution in 2004. In January 2005 it started its lectures with 30 pioneer students at Trinity Campus, Mataheko.
Now, the University operates from its purpose built campus, located at McCarthy Hill, off the Mallam-Kasoa-Winneba Highway. It is recognized as one of the leading private science and technology Universities in Ghana.
In the 14th edition of the Webometrics Ranking of World Universities, Regent Ghana, is ranked third best university in Ghana.
The University College has four schools – the School of Business. Leadership and Legal Studies (SBLL), the Faculty of Arts and Sciences : the Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Allied Sciences (FECAS), and the School of Research and Graduate Studies (SRGS). The School of Research and Graduate Studies offers four postgraduate degree programmes – Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Science in Statistics, Master of Divinity, and Master of Theology. The MBA programme is jointly offered by Regent University College and the Maastricht School of Management. The School of Research and Graduate Studies provides oversight to all postgraduate programmes. There is also the Language Centre and a newly established Centre for Academic Writing. A number of interdisciplinary programmes cross the boundaries between schools and disciplines.
School of Business, Leadership and Legal Studies
The School of Business, Leadership and Legal Studies (SBLL) teaches business courses with a strong computing content. The following are the departments under this school and the undergraduate degree programmes they each offer:
Department of Accounting and Finance
- BSc (Hons) Accounting and Information Systems
- BSc (Hons) Banking and Finance
Department of Management and Economics
- BSc (Hons) Management with Computing
- BSc (Hons) Economics with Computing
- BBA eCommerce
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Department of Psychology
- BSc Human Development and Psychology
Department of Divinity
- Bachelor of Theology with Management (Honours)
Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Allied Sciences (FECAS)
The School of Engineering, Computing and Allied Sciences (FECAS) provides ICT-based university education. The following are the departments under the school and the undergraduate degree programmes they offer:
Department of Informatics
- BSc (Hons) Computer Science
- BSc (Hons) Information Systems Sciences
Department of Engineering & Mathematical Sciences
- BEng (Hons) Applied Electronics & Systems Engineering
- Telecommunications Engineering Option
- Computer Engineering Option
- Instrumentation Engineering Option
Accredited postgraduate degree programmes that the university offers are:
- Master of Business Administration (MBA)
- Master of Science in Statistics
- Master of Divinity
- Master of Theology
- M.Eng in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology