It may have crossed your mind once or twice how Methodist University came about…
Well… Kuulpeeps, MUCG didn’t just pop outta space. We’re here to educate you on how it all started!
Buckle your seatbelts and read on, to know exactly how it all started.
The Wesleyan Mission Society arrived in Ghana in 1835. Since then, the Methodist Church has been involved in the provision and development of high-quality education at the basic, senior secondary and teacher training levels.
However, the role of churches, including the Methodist Church, in providing basic, secondary and teacher education was reduced in 1961 under the then educational reform programme. The Government decided to be responsible for running the mission schools and training colleges.
It also established many secondary schools and training colleges, including its six state universities. Despite the existence of these six universities, considerable concern had been expressed about the inadequacy of the institutional facilities in the universities to cater for qualified candidates to avail themselves of the opportunity for tertiary education.
The Methodist Church Ghana was convinced that with her unique record and experience in the provision of education at the basic, secondary and teacher education levels, it could make a contribution to the solution of the problems of offering education at all levels.
Thus, the Church decided at its 36th Annual Conference held in Cape Coast (1997) to establish a Methodist University College. After due preparations and processes, the Methodist University College Ghana was granted accreditation by the National Accreditation Board in August 2000.
Its application for affiliation to the University of Ghana was approved in October 2002. MUCG started academic work in October 2000. The first batch of students reported for lectures in November 2000.
So there you have it… This is how Methodist University evolved. We hope we’ve been able to satisfy your curiosity as much!