The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Joseph Ghartey Ampiah has received some team members of the Healing Jesus Crusade led by the International Campaign Director, Pastor Lovell Nii Ankrah Jnr. at his office.
The team was at the Vice-Chancellor’s office to inform him of the forth coming Healing Jesus Crusade on UCC campus .
The Vice-Chancellor said he was happy to be receiving the team to campus for such an important crusade. “When we call you, and this indicates that there is an unfinished business here”, he said.
Prof. Ampiah said “if the crusade is held and there is subsequent change of hearts; it benefits us to execute our work as academics”. He called on the organisers not to hesitate contact on management for any support whenever the need arose.
A Professor of the New Testament at the Department of Religion and Human Values of the University of Cape Coast, Rev. Prof. Eric Nii Bortey Hutsu Anum, of has observed that millions of people are operating with a ‘closed’ Bible just similar to the initial period of the reception of the Bible during colonial times
He said people consider the Bible to be very powerful for prophesies, healing, deliverance and all manner of spiritual activities
The Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Prof. George K.T Oduro, on behalf of the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Joseph Ghartey Ampiah, has inaugurated the newly-elected Board of Convocation to serve a two-year term of office.
The Board is chaired by Prof. Peter K.T Grant and includes Mr. Joseph A. Kizzie-Hayford, Vice-Chairman; Dr. Edem K. Baka, Teaching Representative.
Other members of the Board are Dr. Patrick Osei Kuffour, Teaching Representative; Ms. Joyce Sam, Non-Teaching Representative and Mr. Francis Obeng, Non-Teaching Representative.
In a brief remarks at the inauguration, Prof. George K.T Oduro, congratulated the newly-elected members on their election.
The Confucius Institute (CI) at the University of Cape Coast (UCC) has organised an event to mark Chinese Spring Festival to signify the New Year on the Chinese Calendar.
The Spring Festival, known as Chinese New Year, in China starts on the 22rd day of the 12th Lunar month of the Chinese calendar. The festival lasts for 23 days, ending on the 15th day of the first lunar month in the following year on the Chinese calendar.
Students at the Confucius Institute sang Chinese songs, recited poems and exhibited cultural display at a ceremony held at the Amissah Arthur language Center, which was decorated with red lanterns, zodiac-themed paper cuts and works of Chinese calligraphy.
The 9th Microfinance Conference organized under the auspices of the Faculty of Social Sciences of the College of Humanities and Legal Studies has opened at the University of Cape Coast (UCC).
The two-day conference under the theme "The Future of Microfinance: Sustainability of Microfinance Institutions and Financial Inclusion" is being attended by players in the industry across the country".
There will be presentation by various speakers from both industry and academia on various topics on Microfinance.
The National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS) Local Chapter of the University of Cape Coast (UCC) has organized a five-hour clean-up exercise on campus.
The exercise, which was undertaken in collaboration with the UCC Central Cadet Corps, Department of Environmental Science and the Environmental Health Section, was aimed at sensitizing members of the University community on the need to keep the environment clean.
Some of the areas where the clean-up exercise took place were the Parliament House, Science Market, Old Library and the Central Administration.
The students cleaned gutters, swept the streets and also weeded bushy areas.
The Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Prof. K.T Oduro, has assured students of colleges of education in the country that certificates awarded by the University of Cape Coast (UCC) are internationally recognized.
“No student can obtain UCC Certificate without meeting the minimum academic standards set by the Academic Board of the University,” he explained.
Prof. Oduro was speaking at the 7th Congregation of the John Bosco’s College of Education at Navrongo in the Upper East Region, where 512 Untrained Teachers Diploma in Basic Education (UTDBE) students graduated with Diploma in Basic Education certificates.
The Pro-Vice-Chancellor urged the graduands to be good ambassadors and torch bearers of their alma mater.
The University of Cape Coast (UCC), under the auspices of the Welfare Section of the Directorate of Human Resource, has visited 15 selected retired members of staff in the Central Region, Greater Accra and Volta Regions.
The initiative dubbed ‘Retirees Outreach Programme’ is aimed at reaching out to a number of retired staff in various regions of the country.
The retired staff members visited were in the Junior and Senior Staff, as well as Senior Members categories.
The retirees were presented with hampers, fruits and other souvenirs from the University, as a way of expressing appreciation for the selfless and meritorious services rendered during their active services to the University.
The Deputy Fund Manager of Skills Development Fund (SDF), Mr. Dunwell Eku, has said recent studies show that Ghanaian industries were performing poorly on the world market in terms of productivity and technology.
For example, he said, Ghana was not doing well regarding the cultivation and growing of tomatoes as compared to neighbouring Burkina Faso.
“Even growing of tomatoes, Ghana is not doing well in terms of yield per hectare between us and Burkina Faso,” Mr. Eku added.
To arrest the situation, he said, government had introduced SDF to support industry players both on the Demand Side and on Supply Side.
The Centre for Coastal Management (CCM) under the School of Biological Sciences of the University of Cape Coast (UCC) has launched an online database project called Fisheries and Coastal Management Database of Ghana (FishCoM Ghana) in Accra.
The primary goal of FishCoM Ghana, which is Supported by theUnited States Agency for International Development (USAID), is to offer an efficient and easy access to data (both published and unpublished) to aid the management of Ghana's fisheries and coastal resources.
Speaking at the launch, Mr. Paul Bannerman, a Deputy Director of Fisheries Commission, lauded CCM and USAID, as well as the Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences for coming out with FishCoM Ghana.
The Reprographic Rights Organisation of Ghana, CopyGhana, has expressed concern about both photo and digital copying of literary works in tertiary institutions across the country.
The organisation says the practice is negatively affecting the economic rights of the creators of the works.
The Chairman of CopyGhana, Dr. Kwesi Annoh, disclosed this when he led a five-member executive board of the organisation to pay a courtesy call on the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Joseph Ghartey Ampiah, at the Council Chamber.
Dr. Annor said though Copyright laws allow photocopying few pages of a literary work for research or academic purposes, the type of photocopying and some digital copying that takes place at the educational institutions go beyond permitted limits.
The Distance Education Students' Association of Ghana (DESAG) of the University of Cape Coast (UCC) has launched its 10th anniversary celebrations under the theme “10 years of Distance Education and its Impact on Socio- Economic Growth and Development of the country: A Transformational Force.”
Speaking at the Launch, the Head of Academics at the College of Distance Education (CODE), Prof. Paul Ahiatrogah, commended the leadership of DESAG for the initiative.
He said over the years, the authorities of CODE had had fruitful and cordial relationship with the leadership of DESAG due to the fact that DESAG leadership had always displayed a lot of maturity in their dealings with management of the College.
The Agenda 2030 Committee has called on the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Joseph Ghartey Ampiah, at the Council Chamber.
The Committee, constituted in 2015, is co-chaired by the Director of the Directorate of Academic Planning and Quality Assurance, Prof. Kofi Awusabo-Asare and Mr. Clement Entsua-Mensah, the University Librarian.
Mr. Clement Entsua-Mensah, who spoke on behalf of the committee, said the purpose of the visit was to introduce themselves to the new Vice-Chancellor and inform him of the progress of work of the committee.
Giving the background of the committee, Mr. Entsua-Mensah said the University, after operating two five-year strategic plans, sought to develop a long term plan to guide the development of the institution.
The Institute of Education (IOE) has organised a workshop for Principals, Vice-Principals and Assessment Officers of the Colleges of Education.
The two-day workshop, dubbed “Training of Trainers (ToT)”, was on the theme “Role of Principals, Vice- Principals and Assessment Officers in the assessment of students in the Colleges of Education”.
Addressing the participants, the Director of the Institute of Education, Prof. Frederick Ocansey, said the workshop was planned to focus on two important aspects of the student assessment, namely, how to conduct credible assessment in the colleges of education and how to apply best practices in generating test items for student assessment.
A delegation from the University of Buffalo, New York, USA, School of Management, has called on the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Joseph Ghartey Ampiah.
The delegation, led by the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Research and Experiential Learning, Dr. Mara Huber, said the team was in UCC to acquaint itself with programmes run by the University and also seek collaboration
She noted that her University runs programmes such as Engineering, Education, Applied Sciences and leadership training.
Dr. Huber pointed out that the University wants its students to engage in hands-on learning activities.
For his part, Prof. Joseph Ghartey Ampiah briefed the delegation about the programmes run at the various colleges of the University.
The University of Cape Coast has hosted and won the just ended 7th Mini Ghana Universities Sports Association (GUSA) games with a total of 28 gold, 19 silver and 5 bronze medals.
The University of Ghana placed second with 10 gold, 12 silver and 11 bronze, they were followed by the University of Education Winneba in 3rd position collecting 5 gold, 11 silver and 9 bronze, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) 4th with 2 gold, 2 silver and 5 bronze medals, the 5th position went to the University for Development Studies (UDS) with 3 bronze medals, University of Professional Studies, Accra, University of Energy and Natural Resources (UENR) and University of Mines and Technology (UMaT) bagging one bronze medal each respectively.
The President of City of Hope Cardiovascular Care and Therapeutics, USA, Dr. Collins Kwarteng, has called on the Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Prof. George K.T Oduro, at his office.
The purpose of the visit, according to Dr. Kwarteng, was to seek collaboration with the University of Cape Coast (UCC) to set up a Health Sciences University, with special focus on training cardiovascular health professionals.
He said the visit was also to seek further collaboration to establish a Cardiothoracic Centre, which will be affiliated to the University.
Dr. Kwarteng, who is a Ghanaian-American trained cardiologist, said Ghana lacked specially trained cardiovascular nurses and medics, hence his dream to set up the facilities to deal with cardiovascular related diseases.
Two members of staff of the Directorate of University Health Services ( DUHS) have been awarded at the 2nd National Medical Excellence Awards for their outstanding achievements in the field of healthcare delivery.
The award ceremony, held at the Banquet Hall of the State House, Accra, was aimed at boosting the confidence and morale of professionals in the health sector.
The Medical Excellence Awards (MEA) for Healthcare Delivery Personnel was established in 2011 with the objective of honouring health care delivery works both in public and private sector.
The two awardees - Mrs. Gloria Baaba Aubyn, Principal Laboratory Technician of DUHS, and Dr. Patrick Akwasi Baah, a Dental Surgeon and the Deputy Director of DUHS - were presented with citations.