Don't Rush to Social Media- Pro-Vice-Chancellor advises Student Leaders

The Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Prof. George K.T. Oduro, has advised student leaders to refrain from taking to social media to vilify the University without any recourse to authorities. Prof. Oduro noted that the essence of social media was to ensure information sharing to enhance social relationships and not for purposes of vilifying and abusing individuals, groups or the University. Rather, Prof. Oduro called on students to safeguard the image of the University in all their endeavours, adding that " you can never write your CV without reference to University of Cape Coast". The Pro-Vice-Chancellor made these observations during Management and Student Leadership Retreat at Takoradi to take stock of past activities and map out strategies and take decisions to project the image of the University on a higher pedestal. Present at the retreat were some Provosts of the five Colleges, Director of Finance, representative of the Director of Internal Audit, Director of Academic Affairs, Director of Legal Consular and General Services and Hall Masters/Warden, Dean and Vice Dean of Student Affairs. The student leadership comprised the current and former Presidents of SRC, GRASAG and the various Junior Common Room. Prof. Oduro advised the students against the misuse of communication and its tools but rather admonished them to focus on these tools to properly to facilitate social development and also deepen the enviable image of the university worldwide. He also urged students to seek clarifications and make their concerns known to the appropriate quarters, stressing that it was only when management and governing council were not reacting to their concerns that they(students) could seek external support. The Pro-Vice-Chancellor also paid glowing tribute to the immediate past Vice-Chancellor, Prof. D. D. Kuupole, for instituting the annual retreat to help stakeholders of the University to brainstorm on important issues to advance the cause of the University. At end of the two-day retreat, management and student leaders came out with some resolutions for implementation in the next academic year. The Vice Dean of Students Affairs, Dr. Eugene Darteh, chairman of the Monitoring and Evaluation Committee and his team would follow up on the implementation of the resolutions at the retreat. In this regard, Provosts, Deans,Directors and Heads of the various offices in the University have been urged to cooperate with the committee during the exercise. Some of the issues discussed at the three-day retreat were sanitation, registration of students, ICT infrastructure, security, academic work,students welfare among others. The SRC President, Mr. Henry Tony Arthur on behalf of the student leadership thanked management for the opportunity to interact with them concerning the welfare of students. He appealed to management to implement the resolutions of the retreat so that students would continue to pursue their academic work in a more conducive environment.