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Our History

Spiritan University College started as an Institute of philosophy to give the first stage of priestly and missionary formation uniquely to candidates of the Congregation of the Holy Spirit. It was opened on 17th December, 1990 and the foundation stone was laid by Very Rev. Fr. Pierre Haas, C.S.Sp and blessed by the Most Rev. Peter Kwasi Sarpong.

In 1997, an initial two year programme was broadened to cover three years leading to the award of a Diploma in Philosophy and Religious Studies. In 2002, the proprietors decided to raise the academic standard to enable graduates to meet the intellectual challenges of the society of the day. Added to this, the proprietors saw the need to bring the benefits of Catholic and Spiritan education to the youth of Ghana and Africa by opening the doors of the College to the wider public.

The College was granted full accreditation by National Accreditation Board on 25th September, 2005.
On 15th May, 2008, it signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Tehnology (KNUST) to offer Bachelors degree in Philosophy and Social Science. On June 20th 2008, the University college status was inaugurated.
The College held its first Matriculation ceremony with KNUST on Thursday, November 2008 and the second on Thursday, 29th November 2009.

The National Accreditation Board granted the College Institutional Re-accreditation on 1st September 2008 for five years, and approved the request for re-accreditation of the existing programme (BA Philosophy and Social Sciences) and two new programmes namely, BA Social Science (Sociology/Economics) and Diploma in Philsophy and Religious Studies.

The College will start a Faculty of Business Studies with the following disciplines in November 2010 Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with these options: Accounting, Human Resource Management, Marketing, Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management, Banking and Finance and B.Sc. in Economics and Finance, B.Sc. in Finance and Management .

The first batch of students of the College graduated on 19th June 2010 with degrees and Diplomas from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST). Fifty-two new students took their matriculation oath for the 2010/11 academic year on Thursday 7th October 2010.

Vision Statement

The vision of Spiritan University College is grounded in its motto, "Spiritus Veritatis", (Spirit of Truth). It has the vision to become an academia of excellence in research and teaching on truth and wisdom in African philosophy, human and social sciences in Ghana and West Africa and to disseminate productive information for national development and also for the progress of the Church.

Mission Statement

Spiritan University College is devoted to helping students to seek practical wisdom and truth and develop a harmonious relationship between faith and reason. This is done through comprehensive quality liberal, professional, Catholic and Spiritan education in a serene and conducive environment.

Like any Catholic Institution, the College has a student centred ethos of education and lays much emphasis on participatory and discovering methods that enable students to develop well integrated personalities.

Primarily devoted to the training of priests, missionaries and social workers for the Church and the society at large, the college also opens its doors to the general public and trains future civil leaders to be good and productive citizens, and bring moral and social values and skills to bear on their social and political responsibilities. We are committed to the poor and the marginalized in our society.