Accra, May 16, GNA - Dr Baafuor Ossei Hyeaman Brantuo VI, the Manwerehene of the Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu, has pledged his commitment to establish Dominion Endowment Fund to help the less privileged in society.
He said the initiative, to be achieved through a strong and sustainable Scholarship Scheme, would help widen access to higher education for intelligent but needy young people in the country.
The Manwerehene said this in Accra at an investiture ceremony to confer on him the authority and symbols of the high office of Honorary Chancellor of the Dominion University College.
He received the honorary chancellor gown, the statutes and the seal of medallion to indicate his readiness to serve with diligence, dedication and integrity.
The Manwerehene called on all state and private organisations, social society groups, to support the endowment fund to sustain the scheme to support beneficiaries, especially those from less-endowed schools.
He affirmed readiness to work assiduously under his leadership to continue to improve on the performance of the University in an efficient and effective manner.
Professor Felix Nikoi Hammond, the Chairman, Governing Council of Dominion University College, said the University had launched radical reforms to improve its national standing and relevance to enrich the learning experience of students, as well as expand the range of academic, professional and co-curricula programmes.
He also announced the establishment of a graduate school which would offer PhD in Statistics, Management, Clinical Psychology and Development Studies.
In addition, he said a number of Executive Education, Corporate Training, Masters, Postgraduate Diploma and Postgraduate Certificate programmes would be launched.
Prof Hammond explained that the programmes had already been developed and were going through accreditation and affiliation approval processes.
The occasion was graced by the representatives of the Asantehene, Madam Akosua Frema Opare, the Chief of Staff, Ministers of state, Members of Parliament, Chiefs and traditional leaders, among others.
Dr Baafuor Brantuo is the head of the Manwere Division of the Kumasi Traditional Council.
He was installed as the Otumfuo Manwerehene in 1995. He is responsible for the day-to-day administration of the Manhyia Palace.