A former senior staff member of the Pentecost University College (PUC), ;private university located at Sowutuom in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana, Dr. Daniel Nkrumah has taken on the University for deducting 5 months of his salary from his Provident Fund without cause.
Dr. Daniel Nkrumah, a past Public Relations Manager at Pentecost University and now a Media Communications Lecturer at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology Kumasi is therefore calling on the leadership of the Pentecost Church to prevail on the institution to “pay me my money with interest”, MyNewsGh.com reports.
Dr. Nkrumah said around the time academic work was suspended in 2020, he tendered his resignation from PUC working as a faculty and administrative staff and was required to give a month’s notice which he did but the university failed to respond to his letter which stated the effective date for his resignation.
More than six months later, the University deducted 5-months salary from his Providemt Fund arguing that he failed to title his letter properly hence the resignation was void.
This is not withstanding the fact that despite his resignation he continued to serve the University without drawing salary by ensuring students under his supervision were catered for and all scripts were duly marked and graded.
According to him, there was no need for six months notice given the reassignment he had in the University as a staff and the deduction should be.
According to Dr. Daniel Nkrumah, the development “has eroded his faith in the church.
The PUC was founded by The Church of Pentecost (COP) and evolved from The Pentecost Bible College which initially trained only Lay Leaders and full-time Ministers for the COP. On May 22, 2003, His Excellency J. A. Kufuor, the former President of Ghana, inaugurated PUC at the Sowutuom campus. The first PUC Council was inducted on May 6, 2004. Pentvars was accredited by the National Accreditation Board (NAB), Ghana in November 2004 and awarded its Presidential Charter on May 28, 2020, by His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, the President of the Republic of Ghana. Prior to receiving a Presidential Charter, the university was affiliated to the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology,University of Cape Coast, and University of Ghana.On June 1, 2020, the university announced the appointment of Rev. Prof. Kwabena Agyapong-Kodua, who replaces Apostle Dr Daniel Okyere Walker, as the first Vice-Chancellor since the university became fully-fledged.