On November 16, 2005, The President of Ghana, His Excellency, John Agyekum Kufuor, presented eleven buses valued at $693,000 to nine private universities and two public institutions. The buses were purchased with funds from the Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETFUND), marking the first time that private institutions have been included in a GETFUND project.
This gesture by the government reflects growing support for private higher education in Ghana. President Kufuor expressed his government’s appreciation for the private sector’s role in Ghanaian education. He especially commended the churches for their historic contribution through mission schools, and for their new investments in higher education.
The following private institutions benefited from the project: All Nations University College; Ashesi University College; Catholic University College of Ghana;
Central University College; Garden City University College;Islamic University College of Ghana; Methodist University College; Valley View University; Wisconsin University College - Ghana. The Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ) and Ghana National Film Training Institute also received a bus each.