1. Please give a thumbnail sketch of your roles and responsibilities by way of introduction.
I can refer you to my Curriculum Vitae. I am with the Board of Directors of GST and committed to serving the GST and actualising its mission and mission statement.
2. Is Greenwich School of Theology (GST) the only UK/European institution associated with the Faculty of Theology of North-West University?
It is, though we have similar relationships and agreements with Theological Institutions in the RSA and other parts of the world.
3. What do you regard as the fruits of the relationship between NWU and GST, and how do you see this relationship developing in the future?
I am thankful to the Lord for what has been achieved! At the outset, in 1997, this kind of association was completely new to all of us. We were fortunate to have experienced and skilled people from both sides, committed to making a success of this challenge. Between 2000 and 2010, 31 students had received PhD and Masters’ degrees as a result of this agreement.
As far as the future is concerned, the Board of Directors has designed a strategic plan with a short- and a long-term mission which will be regularly updated. It deals with such issues as governance, management, financial stability, academic standards, sound communication and personal guidance to students, and responsible marketing.
4. GST students value the fact that their degrees are accredited internationally. How does NWU achieve this recognition?
This is one of the oldest and most respected universities in South Africa with a proud history. The university enjoys global acknowledgement. It is firmly established both nationally and internationally. It meets the requirements of the South African Government, in particular the Department of Education. Like the other SA Universities, it is regularly assessed and evaluated according to the regulations of the Department of Education (http://www.nwu.ac.za)