Pentecost University College

by Israel Boafo Bansah

The programme is a 4-year programme leading to the award of BSc. Physician Assistantship Studies – Medical. The programme is designed to train a critical group of professionals who are often the first-line of management of patients and ideally work under the supervision of a qualified physician.

The PA works in primary care and specialty care roles in both rural and urban settings. They also have a role to play in preventive Medicine, as well as in educational, research, and administrative activities. Graduates from the PA programme are certified by the Ghana Medical and Dental Council to exercise a level of autonomy in the performance of clinical responsibilities within Ghana’s health care delivery system.

At the end of the programme, the PA degree holder should be able to:

1. Manage sub-district health activities and resources such as personnel, drugs and equipment
2. Assess the health status of community members, diagnose the sick and appropriately manage them using available resources and to give relevant operational support at the district level.
3. Identify cases of emergencies and cases beyond his scope of knowledge and skills and make referrals to the district level.
4. Educate the patient and the community on disease prevention, family planning, child health care and nutrition.
5. Identify community health problems and conduct research and communicate findings to community members as part of problem-solving activities.
6. Prepare and communicate regular reports on the primary health care (PHC) activities to the district health authority.
7. Assist the medical doctor to improve the care of patients at all levels.

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Pentecost University College Contact Details

P. O. Box KN 1739
Kaneshie, Accra

Pentecost University College

by Israel Boafo Bansah

About Pentecost University College


About us

The Pentecost University College (PentVars) is a corporate body registered with the Office of the Registrar General, Accra. The University is a non-profit co-educational institution founded by the Church of Pentecost (COP) to provide sound Christian-based tertiary/higher education to raise upright leaders to serve the Church and the nation.

Brief History

Pentecost University College is a Mission University established by the Church of Pentecost. It evolved from The Pentecost Bible College which initially trained only Lay Leaders and full time Ministers for the Church.
The President of the Republic of Ghana, His Excellency, Mr. J. A. Kuffour, inaugurated the Pentecost University College on May 22, 2003, during the 34th Session of the General Council meeting held at the Sowutuom College campus.
The Pentecost University College Council was inducted on May 6, 2004 at the 10th Session of the Extraordinary Council meeting held at the College campus, Sowutuom. Apostle Dr. M.K. Ntumy, the then Chairman of The Church of Pentecost, chaired the ceremony.

Accreditation and Affiliation

The Pentecost University College was accredited by the National Accreditation Board (NAB), Ghana in November 2004. The first batch of students were enrolled in February, 2005.
The College is affiliated to the University of Ghana, Legon.

Student Growth

PentVars started with a number of 171 students in 2005. The students’ population as at 19th December, 2011 was 3,874. The International Community is fairly represented. The current International student population is 136. Our students represent Botswana, Burkina Faso, Chad, Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Lesotho, Madagascar, Nigeria, Togo, Seychelles, Sierra Leone and Zambia.


The Faculty strength currently stands at 55. Our teaching staff are specialists and experts in their field. About 13% of the PentVars Faculty are Ph.D holders, 4 out of this number are professors. As a result our students are able to learn from both leading academics and professional practitioners. The PentVars commitment to maintaining the highest possible academic standards has led to the institution of a quality assurance unit. The unit is known as PIQAU (PUC Internal Quality Assurance Unit).


Pentecost University College currently has three campuses. They are:

  • Main Campus
  • City Campus
  • Agogo Campus

Main Campus

The main campus of Pentecost University College is sited at Sowutuom, away from the hustle and bustle and inner city traffic of Accra. Sowutuom (which literally translates “hold your gun”) is within the western parts of Accra. The main PentVars campus is located in a quiet and serene area off the Kwashieman-Ofankor highway.  The main campus is the hub of our undergraduate programmes.

City Campus

The city campus has been designated for our graduate and executive school. It is located at the plush Kama Conference Centre in Labone, a suburb of Accra. This prime location is to enable executives who are hard pressed with time easily access graduate and executive programmes.

Agogo Campus

The Agogo campus is situated at Agogo near Konongo in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. Located outside Accra, this Campus is purposely for group getaway seminars, conferences and retreats.

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Contact Information For Pentecost University College


P. O. Box KN 1739,
Accra – Ghana



Tel: +233 302 417057/8
Fax: +233 302 417064