The University of Cape Coast (UCC) is the University of Choice in Ghana. It is an equal opportunity University uniquely placed to provide quality education through the provision of comprehensive, liberal and professional programmes that challenge learners to be creative, innovative, and morally responsible citizens. Through distance learning, it also extends expertise and facilities to train professionals for the education technologies. The University constantly seeks alternative ways to respond to changing needs. The institution continues to expand its existing highly qualified academic and administrative staff, offering a conducive environment that motivates them to position the University to respond effectively to the developmental needs of a changing world.

Guiding Philosophy

The University is guided by a student-centered philosophy of education. We focus on serving the needs of students, nurturing and challenging them to grow socially, physically, morally and intellectually. Our major goal is to prepare productive citizens and future leaders who can serve the national and global community in diverse ways. To this end, education at UCC will stress:

  1. Responsiveness to student needs without compromising academic standards
  2. Individual responsibilities among students, lecturers and staff
  3. The relationship between education and employment
  4. Inquiry and application of knowledge to real-life situations
  5. Critical thinking and the value of life long learning
  6. The importance of co-curricula activities as a vital element of the total educational experience.

Objectives of the Undergraduate Programmes

The objectives of the first degree, as structured, are consistent with the basic aims of the University. The objectives are:

  1. To help give the student a liberal educational foundation that should enable him/her to have a feeling and an understanding of different modes of intellectual thought and as they relate to various processes of living.
  2. To enable the student to acquire a meaningful appreciation of major national development problems and their possible implications for international relations within Africa and the rest of the world
  3. To help the student develop self-confidence, ability to innovate habits of honest scholarship and constructive and development-oriented approach to problem solving
  4. To equip the student with specialised knowledge and skills needed for the pursuit of careers in different sectors of the economy.

It is recognized that a degree structure, though obviously crucial, cannot by itself assure full realization of the stated objectives; social institutions and relations on campus, relations with the social and political environment in which the University is set, are some of the relevant supportive factors. A full realization of these and related factors should, it is hoped, show in a graduate with a well integrated personality.