A graduation ceremony has been held for the fourth cohort of the University of Cape Coast
(UCC) and University at Buffalo (UB) Leadership Empowerment Certificate Programme at
the University of Cape Coast. A total of 12 graduates were presented with certificates at the
Speaking at the graduation ceremony, the Pro Vice-Chancellor of UCC, Prof Dora F. Edu-
Buandoh, said that although the COVID -19 pandemic had changed the nature of
instructional delivery in many parts of the world, she was happy to note that the fourth cohort
had an excellent virtual experiential learning. She ceased the opportunity to encourage
graduate students in UCC and other universities in Ghana to enrol in the fifth cohort of the
programme which begins in August 2021. She explained that enrolling in the programme
would add more value to their degrees to give them a competitive advantage over their
colleagues and peers.
Prof. Edu-Buandoh said that the Management of UCC was committed to the signed
Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that gave birth to the programme. She explained that
the MoU focused on the promotion of research, the Leadership Empowerment Certificate
Programme for interested postgraduate students in UCC, and library services partnership
between UB and UCC.
The Pro Vice-Chancellor further expressed gratitude to the UB and UCC Coordinators, and
the Dean of the Centre for International Education (CIE), Prof. Kwaku Boakye and his staff
for their continuous support of the programme. She also thanked Prof. Paul Tesluk, Prof.
Dorothy Siaw-Asamoah, Miss Molly Anderson, Prof. Charles Lindsey, and the entire UB
team for their commitment to the MoU. She further expressed gratitude to Prof. Abigail
Opoku Mensah and Dr. Michael Boakye-Yiadom for their enthusiasm to assist the students.
The UB partners who virtually participated in the programme, took turns to advise the
graduates to show exceptional leadership wherever they find themselves and also apply the
knowledge and skills they had acquired from the programmme.