The University of Cape Coast (UCC) has organised a festival of nine lessons and carols to usher staff and students into the Christmas season.
The event featured choirs such as Voices of Accountability and Pax Romana who thrilled the gathering with a wide repertoire of Christmas songs and choral music.
The congregation sang and danced to the glory of God for His graciousness towards the nation, staff and students of the University. The service witnessed a splendid performance from Mr. Frank Guilford, a trumpeter, who treated the gathering to good music, attracting a continuous applause from the audience. The nine scripture lessons, highlighting on the birth of Jesus Christ, were read by the Provost of the College of Agriculture and Natural Sciences, Prof. L.K Sam-Amoah, and other representatives of identifiable associations on campus.
In his Christmas message, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Joseph Ghartey Ampiah, who was represented by the Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Prof. George K. T. Oduro, expressed gratitude to staff and students for their continuous dedication, commitment and support to the University throughout the year.
“ The reality is that the learning experiences, projects and all the successes we have chalked this year could not have happened without a great deal of commitment and support from you all. We are very grateful”, he said.
The Vice-Chancellor used the occasion to thank the chiefs and people of surrounding communities for their peaceful co-existence with the University. He urged staff and students to reflect upon the goodness of God for His mercies, adding that “although we may have unanswered prayers and wishes which have not come true.”
Prof. Ampiah appreciated God’s kindness towards the University throughout the year and encouraged staff and students to continue to work hard in 2018. The Vice-Chancellor advised: “As we enter into 2018, let us use our time wisely and move forward as decisively and swiftly as we can. This can only be possible if we are dedicated and work as a team”. He advised staff and students to celebrate the yuletide in moderation and avoid acts that would mar the joy of the season.
Other choirs that performed at the function, which was held at the New Examinations Center, were the National Union of Anglican Students ( NUAS) and PPCC Choir. Fred Chituru Israel and Ridic Sax also performed at the service.