A former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cape Coast (UCC), Rev. Prof. S. K. Adjepong, has described UCC Distance Education as number one in Ghana.
"...UCC, the University of Competitive Choice is number one and blazing the trail when it comes to Distance Education in the whole country", he said.
Rev. Prof. S.K Adjepong said this when he launched a book written in honour of the pioneer Director of the Centre for Continuing Education, CCE, (now College of Distance Education), Mr. Albert Kobina Koomson. The book contains articles written by some lecturers and professors of the University.
The book:" Developing Ghana's Manpower Through Distance Education: Challenges and the Prospects," tickles the minds of Ghanaians on the journey of Distance Education in UCC. The book brings together all the transformational leadership of Mr. Koomson, the historical development of Distance Education in UCC, the challenges and the recommendations.
Rev. Prof. Adjepong urged lecturers, students and the public to read the book to be abreast of the genesis of Distance Education in UCC. He extolled the exceptional qualities of Mr. Koomson as innovative and God-fearing.
For his part, Mr. Albert Kobina Koomson, expressed appreciation for the support provided by his family, mentors and colleagues at the College of Distance Education (CoDE). He recounted his heyday at CoDE and called for support to the current crop of leadership at CoDE to work hard to achieve the vision of Distance Education in Ghana. Mr. Koomson, who served CCE as director for 13 years, urged lecturers, students and the public to read the book so as to know the history of Distance Education in Ghana.
The Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Prof. K.T. Oduro, who edited the book, expressed gratitude to Mr. Koomson for his good leardership that has contributed to the success story of CoDE in Ghana and beyond. He shared his personal encounters with Mr. Koomson to the audience, praising his visionary and transformational leadership during his time as the director of CCE.
Prof. Dr. Rose Emma Mamaa Entsua-Mensah, a member of the University of Cape Coast Council and Deputy Director-General of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), read the overview of the book.
Present at the ceremony were some members of the University Governing Council, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Joseph Ghartey Ampiah; a Former Minister of Education, Prof. Dominic Fobih; Oguaamanhene, Osabarima Kwesi Atta II, Prof. Jophus Anamoah Mensah, a former Vice-Chancellor, University of Education, Winneba; among others.