All Nations University (ANU) was established by the All Nations Full Gospel Church (ANFGC), Toronto, Canada through the All Nations International Development Agency (ANIDA). The Progenitor of the vision, Dr. Samuel Donkor, challenged the African Diaspora in North America to support the development of Africa by investing in Human Resource Development through quality higher education.
The mission was to develop a new breed of leaders for the continent with holistic education that emphasizes academic excellence, Christian values, discipline and ethical values in a Christ-centered environment. The Government of Ghana readily embraced the idea in 1988, when Dr. Donkor sought permission for the All Nations University. However, it was not until 1996 that the master plan was presented to the National Accreditation Board (NAB). Upon the approval by NAB, All Nations University was incorporated in 1996 and subsequently received its accreditation in May 1996.
After years of preparations, the University opened its doors to 37 pioneering students on November 4, 2002, for the Business and Computer Science undergraduate programmes. Today ANU has 13 accredited programmes and over 2000 students. You can read more about our programmes here
ANFGC is a multi-faceted ministry that started in 1978 by Reverend Dr. Samuel Donkor and his co-founder under the name “World Reconciliation Evangelistic Ministries Inc.” During its humble beginning, Dr. Donkor walked the streets of Achimota and Koforidua in Ghana, ministering from house to house, in hospitals, prisons, as well as holding open-air crusades.
As the years passed, the ministry gradually shifted from an itinerant ministry to gathering the souls together for teaching and prayer. In May 1981, Dr. Donkor left Ghana for Toronto, Canada to explore new territories for God, leaving the young ministry in the hands of its co-founder. As soon as Dr. Donkor could safely trace his steps back to his apartment, he hit the streets with the Gospel. He could be found on the streets of Jane and Finch distributing tracts and sharing his faith one-on-one with anyone that God touched with His Word. Dr. Donkor’s ministry expanded so rapidly that, by late 1986, they moved out of the Yorkwoods Gate Community Centre and opened the first branch of All Nations Full Gospel Church.
What started in Toronto as a street ministry in 1981 has now exploded into a global denomination spanning five continents: North America, South America, Europe, Africa and Asia. To date, 113 churches have been planted and grouped into 5 administrative districts. All Nations received its status as a denomination in 2009.
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All Nations University College was established by ANIDA, a registered Canadian charity that operates in Canada, Ghana, and Jamaica. Dr. Samuel and Rev. Rose Donkor founded ANIDA after they challenged the African diaspora in North America to invest in Africa’s economic development by expanding access to post-secondary education.
With over twenty years of experience in the field of international development, ANIDA is committed to creating opportunity through access to education. Our international programming focuses on education and skills development for children and women from under-serviced communities. ANIDA is pleased to offer land and buildings to All Nations University in order to expand access to quality higher education in Ghana and the Sub-Region.