UCC Honours Retirees for Meritorious Services

The University of Cape Coast, UCC, has held a long service awards ceremony for 73 retirees for their dedicated services to the University, whilst they were in active service. The retirees, comprising 15 Senior Members, 31 Senior Staff and 27 Junior Staff Members, were presented with awards based on their length of service. They had served the University in different capacities for between 15 and 41 years. Each retiree received a citation and a number of awards such as table top double cabin refrigerators, television sets, washing machines and living room furniture. The longest serving retiree, Mr. Alfred Enti, who until his retirement worked with the Electricity Section of the University and served for 41 years, was presented with a table top fridge and a cash prize of 500 Ghana cedis by Kofi Essuman Enterprise, a sponsor of the ceremony. Dubbed " 2017 Long Service Awards and Staff Recognition Service ", the colourful and memorable ceremony brought together well-wishers and families of the retirees. In his address, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Joseph Ghartey Ampiah, commended the retirees for their commitment, loyalty and dedication to duty over the years. He assured the retirees that the Welfare Section of the Directorate of Human Resources under the Retirees Outreach Programme would visit them occasionally to show the University’s continuous appreciation to them. He entreated members of staff in active service to strive to work assiduously so they can be proud of their enormous contributions when the time is due for them to retire. To achieve this, Prof. Ampiah advised members of staff of UCC to exude the values of punctuality, loyalty, honesty, trustworthy, passion and commitment in the discharge of their duties. The Vice-Chancellor attributed the significant strides chalked up by UCC to the remarkable contributions of students, faculty, staff, as well as key players in the tertiary education. Prof. Ampiah further implored retirees to take good care of their health and wished them long life, success, happiness and a bright future in all their endeavours. The Director of Human Resource, Rev. Isaac Sarbeng, on his part, congratulated the retirees on their successful retirement. He noted that the University would continuously tap their wealth of experience to advance the mission and vision of the University. On behalf of the retirees, Prof. Victor Yankah, from the Department of Theatre and Film Studies, who served for 29 years, expressed gratitude to the University for giving them the chance to serve and promised that they would be good ambassadors of the University. There were goodwill messages from representatives of the University Teachers Association (UTAG), Senior Staff Association of Ghana (SSAUCC) and Teachers and Educational Workers Union (TEWU). The ceremony also witnessed the Performance of TEWU/SSAUCC brass band who treated the excited audience to some melodious tunes.