Nana Brew Butler Hands Over to Mrs. Nancy Thompson as Council Chairman

A ceremony has been held for the immediate past University’s Governing Council led by Nana Sam Brew Butler to officially handover to the new one, which is chaired by Mrs. Nancy Thompson. It would be recalled that the new Council was inaugurated on 25th July, 2017 in Accra to begin its term. Speaking at the handover ceremony, Nana Butler described the ceremony as a unique one, which engenders cordiality and sharing of ideas, as well as building of strong foundation. “Such foundations are the ones that are strong and stand the test of time”, he said. We came to serve the community, but we realized that given the turn over of the University, one needs business acumen to run it”, he added. The immediate past Council chairman urged the new Council to protect assets of the University, most importantly the University lands. “I regret not being able to push out encroachers of our property”. Nana Butler urged the new council to work as a team and reminded them that “Success is not final and failure is not fatal” and, therefore, assured members of the new council that his doors were always opened so they should feel free to call on him anytime the need arose. Responding, the new Council Chair, Mrs. Thompson said the time had come for the University to be raised to the level where it belonged since it has the needed human capital to realize it. She hoped the rest of the members would add their individual experience and expertise to move the institution forward. “Cape Coast should be the cradle of education and Athens of Ghana”, she concluded. The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Joseph Ghartey Ampiah, on behalf of the University, presented a shield, piece of kente cloth and sandals to the immediate past Chairman of Council. He also presented shields to the other past members of the Council.