A ceremony has been held to formally sign Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) and Affiliation Agreement (AA) between the University of Cape Coast (UCC) on one hand and nine affiliated institutions on the other.
The Affiliation Agreement formally places these institutions directly under the supervision and mentorship of the UCC as required by the National Accreditation Board.
The institutions are the Catholic University College of Ghana, Christian Service University College, Community College, Hopkins Health Training Institute and Maranatha School of Midwifery. Others are Nyansapow College, Oak City International College, West End University College and Wisconsin International College.
Confidence in UCC
The Vice-Chancellor in his remarks thanked the institutions for their decision to work with the UCC while they had the option to do so with other chartered universities in the country. That according to the Vice-Chancellor was an indication that the institutions had a lot of confidence in the quality of tertiary education UCC has been offering to Ghanaians.
Prof. Kuupole reminded them that every relationship had its own challenges, but the key thing was to try and turn them into opportunities. “If we are hard with our requirements, it is not deliberate to frustrate you and the process. Rather it is because we are also under close scrutiny by the National Accreditation Board (NAB) and National Council for Tertiary Education (NCTE)”.
Prof. Kuupole therefore called on the affiliated institutions to bear with the UCC adding, “When it calls for us to be hard, we will be hard, when the time comes for us to play too will do so”. “We want you to understand why and how we do our things; it is because UCC stands for the best”, he stated. “I can see the zeal to succeed, but let me remind you that if you get into education to make profit, you will fail. But if you set out to provide a service to the people other things will be added and you will succeed”, he stressed.
Gratitude to UCC
In a remark made on behalf of all the institutions, Ambassador James Victor Gbeho of the Nyansapow College, commended the University for its immense role, commitment and contribution to the establishment of each of the institutions present.
Present at the ceremony was the Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Prof. G. K. T. Oduro, Registrar, Mr. J. K. Nyan, Acting Director of Academic Affairs, Mr. Jeff Onyame and Mr. Justice Boateng of the Institutional Affiliation Office.