UCC Introduces New Programmes through Sandwich Mode

The University of Cape Coast (UCC) has introduced new academic programmes at both the undergraduate and post graduate levels through the Sandwich mode for the 2016/17 academic year. The post graduate programmes include: Master of Education (Arts Education), Master of Education (Economics Education), Master of Education (Accounting Education), Master of Education (Management Education), Master of Education (Social Studies), Master of Science (Project Management), Master of Science (Procurement and Supply Chain Management), Executive Master of Arts ( Hospitality Management), Executive Master of Arts (Tourism Management), while the new undergraduate programme is Bachelor of Science (Health Information Management). The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Joseph Ghartey Ampiah, disclosed this at the 2016/2017 Sandwich Matriculation Ceremony for 588 undergraduate and 1,227 post graduate students at the New Examination Centre (NEC). According to Prof Ampiah, the University received a total of 2,504 applications from qualified applicants for both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, indicating that out of that number, “ 892 were applications for undergraduate programmes, and 1, 612 were applications received in respect of postgraduate programmes.” The Vice-Chancellor used the occasion to congratulate the matriculants on their admission and advised them to abide by the rules and regulation of the University, stressing that “you are entitled to all the rights and privileges as students of the University”. He encouraged them to feel free to use the facilities of the University and, however, advised them to take good care of them in order to prolong their lifespan. Prof Ampiah indicated that the University has taken cognizance of the fact that an efficient internet facility was key to achieving effective teaching, learning and research. Consequently, he announced that the University had signed a contract with KLEOS UK to develop the necessary physical structures for a Radio Access Network and a 4G wireless broadband technology which would cover 5km radius from the University. The Vice-Chancellor advised the fresh students to take their studies seriously and urged them to form study groups. He entreated them to make quality friends so that they could achieve their academic pursuits in the University. The matriculation ceremony marked the official admission of matriculants to enjoy the status of studentship of the University.