The University has held the 11th Session of the 49th congregation for the Institute of Education where a total of 1, 899 students were graduated.
The congregation recorded 54.6 % out of the total number of students who pursued the Bachelor of Education (Basic Education) and (Early Childhood) through the sandwich mode were females and 45. % males.
They were from the St. Louis College of Education, Kumasi, St. Joseph College of Education, Bechem, SDA College of Education, Koforidua, St. Teresa’s College of Education, Hohoe and the Holy Child College of Education, Sekondi centres.
The School of Nursing and Midwifery has organised a dinner for both faculty members and students from the Kirkhof College of Nursing, Grand Valley State University (GVSU), USA.
The visiting students and faculty were in Ghana for an outreach programme to familiarise themselves with the Ghanaian healthcare systems.
The collaboration, which started in 2013, between the Department of Nursing and Midwifery and the GVSU Public Health Nursing is aimed at establishing and improving partnership with both local and international collaborators in the area of Public Health.
The chiefs and people of Agona Asafo in the Central Region have installed the Vice President of Auburn University, Alabama, United States of America as Nkosuohene (development chief).
The newly installed chief, known in private life as Dr. Royrickers Cook was given the stool name Nana Kwesi Cook I.
Giving the background to the installation, the Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Prof. George K. T. Oduro said during a visit to Alabama, Dr. Cook expressed interest in the development of Africa so he in- turn invited him to Asafo so that he would help with the development of the town. Prof. Oduro, who is a native of the town, indicated the people readiness to cooperate with Dr. Cook to enhance the standard of living of the people.
The University of Cape Coast (UCC) and Auburn University, USA, have held a day's colloquium to solicit views on how the two universities can embark on outreach programmes to assist communities they found themselves.
The colloquium created the platform for the two institutions to learn from each other about issues and challenges associated with outreach programmes and to help improve on the quality of outreach services rendered to their respective countries.
The University of Cape Coast (UCC) House of Parliament has won the 2017 Commonwealth Day Debate Competition.
The debate was organised by the Ghana House of Parliament to commemorate this year's Commonwealth Day, which fell on 13 March at the International Conference Center in Accra.
The Minister for Railway Development, Joe Ghartey has stated that government does not have money to embark on infrastructure development and will therefore invite private sector to help.
This he said, must however be backed by a robust law to manage such investment by the private sector.
The minister was speaking at the 4th Jurists’ Confab organised by the Faculty of Law of the College of Humanities and Legal Studies of the University. The theme for Confab was Law, Governance and Development and was chaired by the Supervising High Court Justice, Western Region, his Lordship Justice Edward Amoako Asante.
A four-member delegation from Access Bank has paid a courtesy call on the Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Prof. George K.T Oduro.
The delegation, which was led by Mr. Kafui Bimpe, the Group Head, Business Banking, came to discuss ways of developing a collaboration that will be beneficial to both institutions.
Mr. Bimpe said the bank would want to put up a branch office on campus to serve the University community. He said the bank was ready to partner the University in the area of collection of School fees, project development assistance and provision of mortgage facilities to staff.
Daniel François Díaz, the Director & International Student Advisor of the Study Abroad Office at Guilford College, paid a visit to the UCC from 16th to 17th March, 2017. Guilford College, North Carolina, USA, and UCC has had a long history of exchanges which has made such a partnership a very successful one. Among the many reasons for this visit included;
1. To get acquainted and become familiar with all involved in the Guilford-UCC Programme.
2. To discuss the decline in the number of students coming to UCC from Guilford College.
The University of Cape Coast (UCC) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Auburn University (AU), USA, to deepen the collaboration between the two institutions.
By the MoU, the two institutions will encourage and support faculty and student exchanges; training of faculty and students through outreach and in conjunction with UCC; teaching and research through Educational Foundations.
The College of Distance Education will commence a top up in M. Phil and M. Com programmes from October 2017.
This will therefore present opportunity to those who have obtained M. Ed and MBA degrees to enroll.
Meanwhile, accreditation is also being sought to enable the College introduce M. Phil in IT Education to upgrade the existing M.Ed. IT programme.
The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Joseph Ghartey Ampiah, disclosed this during the 5th session of the 49th congregation where a total of 1, 762 graduands who completed various programmes in the 2015/16 academic year through the distance mode were presented with diplomas and degrees. In all, a total of 10, 241 graduands from CoDE would be graduated over the three-day period of the congregation.
The University of Cape Coast (UCC) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Johann Wolfgang (JW) Goethe University, Frankfurt, in Germany.
The MoU is to facilitate students and faculty exchange, as well as collaborative research projects and curriculum development. Other component of the MoU include exchange of academic materials and published information; internship opportunities for students of both universities and a joint supervision of postgraduate projects and theses. It is also aimed at establishing a mutual beneficial relationship which will stimulate cooperation and strengthen research, teaching and outreach to promote development and international experiences, among others.
The Western Regional Fire Commander, ACFO Obeng Dankwa Dwamena, has advised students of Valco Hall to contribute positively towards society even in the face of constraints.
ACFO Dwamena noted that the important role of alumni of the hall in national development could not be overemphasized. He therefore urged the students to balance their academic work with voluntary community service.
The Western Regional Fire Commander gave the advice at a grand durbar to climax the 25th Hall Week celebration. The week-long celebration was on the theme " Transformational Change for National Development: The Role of the Industrialist".
The Dean of the School of Biological Sciences, Prof. Johnson Nyarko Boampong has opened a five-day short course on Geographical Information Systems (GIS) Training at the Samrit Hotel, Cape Coast.
The programme which is being organised by the Centre for Coastal Management seeks to provide practical experience to participants which include Ph. D students from the Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences of the University of Cape Coast, District Assemblies and the Fisheries Commission.
The Nursing Students Association (NUSA) of UCC as part of their week celebration has embarked on a health outreach to the Bronyibima community near Elmina.
The Bronyibima community was selected by the association to ascertain whether diseases and disease-causing agents there were similar to conditions in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The outreach programme, which was organised in conjunction with visiting students and faculty from the Grand Valley State University (GVSU) in the United States of America, was aimed at providing education, counseling and screening for some medical conditions to the community.
The management of the University of Cape Coast (UCC) has interacted with students to acquaint themselves with their challenges on campus.
Dubbed " Management and Students Consultative Meeting," the forum was also to solicit views from the students to enhance the operations of the University.
Student Leaders, from the Students Representative Council (SRC), the Graduate Students Association of Ghana (GRASAG) and the Distance Students Association of Ghana (DESAG), read their constituency reports at the meeting.
The Student Leaders' reports highlighted security, water problems, Internet Connection, microphones, old shuttles, summer huts, furniture, amongst other burning issues.
The University Hospital has hosted some faculty and nursing students from the Grand Valley State University (GVSU), United States of America.
The faculty and students from GVSU are currently embarking on Community Health Nursing in Ghana as part of their collaboration with the UCC School of Nursing and Midwifery.
Interacting with the team from GVSU, the Administrator of the Hospital, Mr. Atta Yeboah- Sarpong introduced them to various departments in the hospital and how each functions. He also explained the role of the National Insurance Scheme in terms of access to health care in the Hospital.
The team also had the opportunity to visit the various departments and units of the Hospital.
The Centre for Gender Research, Advocacy and Documentation (CEGRAD) joined the Yamoransa Community in the Mfantseman Municipality of the Central Region to commemorate the 2017 International Women's Day.
The United Nations general theme for the International Women's Day was " Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030."
A durbar held at Yamoransa to celebrate the day brought together scores of students and members of identifiable associations such as beauticians, bread sellers and kenkey sellers.
The Graduate Student Association of Ghana, (GRASAG), University of Cape Coast branch has organised a forum to commemorate the International Women’s Day on the theme “Be Bold for Change”.
International Women’s Day is marked on March each year to bring the issues concerning women to the fore for discussions all over the world.
It was in this vein that GRASAG UCC put up the programme to sensitize the University community on the need for women to be given the required support to achieve their dreams in lives.
Making a presentation at the event, a lecturer at the Department of Tourism and Hospitality Management, UCC, Dr. Alberta Bondzi-Simpson said women cannot afford to sleep if they want to succeed in life.
The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Joseph Ghartey Ampiah, has congratulated the University Basic School on winning the 2016 edition of the University Basic Schools Sports Associations (UBaSSA) Games held at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.
At the end of the competition, University of Cape Coast (UCC) Basic School won five trophies out of ten. It was against this backdrop that Prof. Ampiah lauded the team for their splendid performances.
The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Joseph Ghartey Ampiah, has appealed to the Central Regional Fire Service Command to regularly conduct fire drill simulation for staff and students of the University of Cape Coast (UCC) on how to handle fire.
The Vice-Chancellor made the appeal when he called on the Central Regional Fire Commander, Divisional Office One (DO 1) Fanny Simpson at Cape Coast. He noted that prevention was the most important aspect of fire safety and therefore, such exercise would equip staff and students with the skills to professionally deal with any eventuality like fire outbreak.