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Established in November 2006, the school has been granted accreditation by Ghana’s National Accreditation Board and has two campuses — one in Amakom, a suburb of Kumasi, and the second at Abuakwa at Atwima Mponua, the westernmost district in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. The Ghana Baptist Theological Seminary at Abuakwa is part of the new university. The college

has four schools — Nursing, Business Administration, Information and Communication Technology, and Theology. Its vision “is to be a center of excellence for creative teaching and learning, innovative and relevant research, professional competence, and godly ethics in academic disciplines from a biblical Christian worldview.” It is working “to educate, develop, train, and mentor men and women who will excel in influencing and impacting society through integration of academic learning and Christian faith.” College President Kwadwo Osei-Wusuh says that GBUC is “a place to belong, get equipped, and have an active life of service.”


Mount Meru University (MMU) was founded in Arusha, in 1962 as the International Baptist Theological Seminary of Eastern Africa and gained full university status from the government of Tanzania in October 2003. Owned by the Baptist Churches of East Africa, it comprises two main faculties, Theology and Education & Business Studies. Since 2009, the school has also offered a Master of Arts degree in Community Development.

Its president, Harrison Olan’g, immediate past general secretary of the All Africa Baptist Fellowship, one of six regional fellowships of the BWA, says his school offers an education that is “life enhancing,” equipping persons with “real knowledge, wisdom, grace and moral uprightness.”

The Free University of the Great Lakes, a private university located in the city of Goma in the Demographic Republic of Congo, and recognized by the Congolese Government, was established by the Baptist Community in Central Africa (CBCA). The CBCA has since invited five other ecclesiastical communities, including the Community of Baptist Churches East of Congo (CEBC),

Top: The chapel at Bowen University in Nigeria Above: A graduating class at Bowen University (Photos courtesy of Bowen University)

another BWA member body, to be partners in the running of the university.

Since 2008, the university, which has approximately 3,000 students and celebrated its 25th

Its schools include those for Education, Health, and Theology. anniversary in 2010, has offered doctoral degrees in Health and Community Development and Theology. “Twenty five is the age of maturity and responsibility,” said Free University Rector Kambale Karaful Leopold. He noted that though things have not been easy, the school has made progress, acquiring new and expanded facilities; opening new campuses in Butembo and Bukavu in 2001 and 2002 respectively; and establishing relationships and forming partnerships with a number of universities around the world, such as with the University of Geneva in Switzerland and the Protestant University of Utrecht in the Netherlands.

Like Baptists in most parts of the world, African Baptists have taken bold steps to providing education at all levels, as evidenced by the four colleges and universities highlighted here.


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