The University of Cape Coast has hosted “Campus Connect”, an initiative of the Ministry of Education for government officials and stakeholders in the educational sector to interact with students in tertiary institutions in the country.
Campus Connect is also aimed at creating awareness of government policies and opportunities available to the students.
The UCC edition of “Campus Connect” was on the theme "Where Good Governance Meets an Empowered Youth" has been organized at the University of Cape Coast.
Addressing the students at the University Main Auditorium, the Deputy Minister of Education in-charge of Tertiary Sector, Hon. Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, noted that the rationale behind the forum was to reach out to students and explain the activities and projects the government had carried out. He outlined the various reforms the ministry had carried out to promote and improve tertiary education in the country. According to him, the reforms were intended to protect the already existing traditional tertiary institutions in the country.
Hon. Ablakwa further stated that a working committee had been formed to develop a blueprint to address the issue of payment of utility bills by students in tertiary institutions.
The Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Professor K.T. Oduro, who chaired the function urged students to take advantage of the “Campus Connect” adding that “this platform seeks to bridge the gap between policy makers and students.” He advised the students to focus on solving national issues from the academic perspective, devoid of politics.
Other members of the Campus Connect team were the Deputy Minister for Transport; Honorable Fiifi Kwetey, the Central Regional Minister; Honorable Kweku Rickets Hagan, the CEO of GIFEC; Mr. Kobby Akyeampong, the Deputy Minister of Communication; Mr. Felix Kwakye Fosu and Miss Rosemary Aryee from the Student Loan Trust Fund.