ATTRACT INTO THE UNIVERSITY STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS AND BUSINESS INITIATIVES TO HELP BUILD YOUR ALMA MATER: PROF KUUPOLE TELLS UCC ALUMNI

The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cape Coast, Prof. D.D. Kuupole has called on all UCC Alumni both in Ghana and in the International Community to connect with their alma mater to share ideas and offer suggestions that will help attract into the University, strategic partnerships and business initiatives to help improve upon teaching, research and other academic related businesses of the University of Cape Coast, the University of Competitive Choice in Ghana and beyond.
He stressed that in working to promote the University, the role of our Alumni is paramount:  “as stakeholders you have a stake in the trajectory of development,… as alumni you have to share with us your views, opinions, suggestions as to how you want the University of Cape Coast, your alma mater to develop in the future….” he said.
He called for what he termed ‘Brain Regain’, that is, for our cherished Alumni to make time to visit their alma mater to share life experiences and new knowledge acquired with members of the University Community.
The Vice-Chancellor made this request in his inaugural address at the Inauguration Ceremony of the Canada Chapter of the University of Cape Coast Alumni Association; the First International Chapter of the Association, held on 12th March, 2016 at the Conference Hall of the Ghanaian Presbyterian Church of Toronto, Canada.
The Vice-Chancellor used the occasion to share with the Alumni, some major developments that have taken place in recent times at the University, and touched on the continuous effort the University is making to aggressively develop linkages with local and international institutions and to forge partnerships with industry in an effort to shape and pursue the development of the institution among other things; an agenda the University pursuing in conformity with its corporate strategy.
The President of the Canada Chapter, Dr. Settor Kemeh (1989), pledged their commitment to ensure that the Chapter grows from strength to strength and promised to uphold and defend the vision, mission and the good name of the University of Cape Coast to the international community. Other executives of the Chapter are:
Dr. Francis Wiafe Amoako (1994) - Vice-President
Mr. Christian (1998) - Secretary
Ms. Adjoa Morgan (2001) - Treasurer
 
Ghana’s High Commissioner to Canada, H.E Dr. Sulley Gariba, who was the special guest for the occasion, commended the University of Cape Coast for training high calibre professionals and outstanding individuals who have repeatedly proven themselves with tremendous achievements at the highest levels in their respective fields and have distinguished themselves through lifetime achievement and professional accomplishments.
The ceremony was attended by the Ghanaian community in the Greater Toronto Area. Other dignitaries that graced the occasion included the Consul General of the Consulate General of Ghana in Toronto, Canada, Mr. John Bosco Kpebesani, Professor Kobina Amoo (An Alumnus based in the United States of America) and Nana Prof. Sefa Dei of the University of Toronto, who chaired the ceremony.
As part of the inauguration ceremony, the Vice-Chancellor delivered a lecture on the theme   “the Ghanaian Education System in the Global Economy”.
In a related development, the Vice-Chancellor paid a working visit to the University of Toronto and Ryerson University to explore possible partnerships, teaching and research collaboration between the University of Cape Coast and the two leading institutions in Canada.