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.
The Managing Consultant of Rics Consult Ltd, Mr. Magnus RexDanquah, has said that the Ministry of Sports (MoS) was considering building a 5000 capacity swimming pool for the University of Cape Coast (UCC) ahead of the 2023 Africa Games, formerly called All Africa Games.
He said Ghana has bid for the hosting of the 2023 Africa Games and Cape Coast has been choosen as one of the venues for the Games.
Consequently, Mr. RexDanquah pointed out that the Ministry of Sports would put up a swimming pool in UCC for the swimming disciplines for the tournament.
Mr. Rex Danquah made this known when he led a delegation to call on the management of the University, at the Council Chamber.
The 7th Mini-Ghana Universities Sports Association (GUSA) Games which is being hosted by the University of Cape Coast has officially been opened at a colourful ceremony at the Cape Coast Stadium.
The games opened under the distinguished patronage of the Vice-Chancellor of UCC, Professor Joseph Ghartey Ampiah, with Omanhen of Oguaa Traditional Area, Osabarima Kwesi Attah II, as the guest of honour. The competition is on the theme “University Sports, a Unifier for Post-Election Ghana”.
The competition which is organised every two years has athletes from eight public universities compete in the following disciplines; Basketball (Male), Football and Goal ball (Male and Female), Netball (female), Table Tennis (Male and Female) and Tennis (Male and Female).
The University of Cape Coast, UCC, has admitted a total of 17, 501 fresh students to pursue both undergraduate and post-graduate programmes by distance in various disciplines for the 2016/2017 academic year.
The figure comprises 16, 682 undergraduates and 819 postgraduate students. For the undergraduates, 12, 312 are pursuing education related programmes, while 4,370 are pursuing business related programmes. In terms of gender, the admission is made up of 9, 019 males representing 54.1 per cent and 7, 663 females which is approximately 45.9 per cent. The figures show an increase of 2.4 per cent over last year’s figure of 43.5 per cent.
The University of Cape Coast, (UCC) is hosting the 7th Mini Ghana University Sports Association (GUSA) Games from 3rd to 13th January, 2016.
The official opening of the Games would be held on Thursday, January 5th, 2016 at the Cape Coast Sports Stadium at 2 pm. The 10-day competition is under the distinguished patronage of the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cape Coast, Prof. Joseph Ghartey Ampiah.
As part of its mandate to mentor Colleges of Education, the Institute of Education, University of Cape Coast has rolled out a number of training workshops all categories of staff in the various colleges.
The first College to benefit from such training workshop is Berekum College of Education in the Brong Ahafo Region, where Heads of Department were taken through a two-day training.
The programme was aimed at educating participants on their responsibilities, promoting the growth of their respective departments, marketing the departments, amongst others.
A distinguished Professor of Population,Environment and Development, Prof. Kofi Awusabo-Asare, has been lauded for his contribution to the academia and national development, at a lecture organised by students and lecturers who have benefitted from his mentorship. The day also marked the 67th birthday of the professor.
Speaking on the topic, “The Academic Life of Prof. Kofi Awusabo-Asare: His Contribution To Academic Excellence, Professional Development and Mentorship,” Prof. Kwesi Anarfi of the Regional Institute for Population Studies (RIPS), University of Ghana, cautioned that, “Unless we make the Colleges of Education places of choice, we will never get the best brains to go there”.
The ambience was so accommodating and welcoming to assure patrons of a good evening soaked with a variety or an assortment of carols.
The stage designers and organisers worked on the colours to blend with one another as well as interlaced them with a combination of lighting systems to provide a therapeutic effect to the auditorium.
For close to two hours, the lights sparkled in radiant colours, as the voices accompanied by instrumentation billowed to relive the birth of Christ Jesus in a glorious atmosphere.
The organisers in their choice of performers had selected choirs and individuals who through their delivery would arrest a non- music lover to be converted into a devoted and devoured one instantaneously.
The University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) Chapter of the University of Cape Coast (UCC) has congratulated the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Joseph Ghartey Ampiah, on his appointment as Vice-Chancellor of the University.
The President of UTAG-UCC, Prof. Kwame Osei Kwarteng, who led a 3-member delegation, indicated the readiness of the Association to support the Vice-Chancellor during his 4-year mandate.
Prof. Kwarteng appealed to the Vice-Chancellor to address concerns of UTAG with dispatch.
Some of the concerns raised by the president bothered on promotion of Assistant Lecturers and other issues at some departments and colleges which affect members negatively.
Prof. Kwarteng assured the Vice-Chancellor that UTAG would support him to achieve his vision.
The Yale Alumni Service Corps (YASC), USA, has partnered the Department of Population and Health of the University of Cape Coast, UCC, to build an Information Communication and Technology (ICT) Centre and Library for the people of Yamoransa, a community in the Mfantseman Municipality.
The ICT Center and Library is a two-storey complex, with classroom, library, meeting rooms, a kitchen, secure storage for equipment , electricity and bathroom facilities.
This came to light when the Director of Academic Planning and Quality Assurance (DAPQA), Prof. Kofi Awusabo-Asare, led a delegation from the Department, to pay a courtesy call on the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Joseph Ghartey Ampiah, at his office.
As a result of an exploratory visit by a delegation from Auburn University in August 2016 to University of Cape Coast and the Institute for Educational Planning and Administration (IEPA) the Director of IEPA was invited to visit Auburn University in December 2016. A four member team visited Auburn University form 5th to 8th December to discuss and explore possible areas of collaboration with the University of Cape Coast. The team lead by the Pro VC Prof. George Oduro, comprised Director of Center for International Programmes, Prof. Rosemund Boohene, Director of Institution for Educational Planning and Administration, Dr. Rosemary Bosu and Head of Basic Education Department Dr. H. Angbing.
The Department of Music and Dance has held a concert of music in memory of the late Dr. Joe Atta-Quartey, an alumni and a former lecturer of the Department, to round-off its activities for the semester.
The late Dr. Joe Atta-Quartey, who was described as an “Ace Conductor”, because of the dexterity he showed when leading choirs, promoted research and choral music in the University of Cape Coast.
Speaking at the concert, held at the Main Auditorium, the wife of the deceased, Mrs. Joyce Atta-Quartey, who graced the occasion, expressed profound gratitude to the Department for the honour done her late husband and asked for God’s unending blessings to students and staff of the Department.
The Directorate of Research Innovation and Consultancy (DRIC) has organised a day’s workshop on Publication Outlets, Researcher Visibility and External Engagement to explain the need for lecturers to publish beyond Ghana.
The workshop was also aimed at building the capacity of lecturers to improve their writing skills.
Opening the workshop, the Director of DRIC, Prof. Samuel Annim, urged lecturers to sign onto the Google Scholar platform so as to make themselves visible to the world through their publications.
He noted, ”It is through Google Scholar that will make your works known across the nooks and crannies of the world”.
The University of Cape Coast (UCC) is to partner with the Auburn University (AU), Alabama, USA, to strengthen the capacity of the Faculty in Early Childhood Education, Educational Leadership and Guidance & Counselling.