The management of the University has held a retreat at Birdrock Hotel, Anomabo, to evaluate the Collegiate System and also set strategies towards repositioning the University of Cape Coast as one of the leading Universities in Africa and beyond.
Issues discussed at the two-day retreat were the Collegiate System, Benchmarking, Agenda 2030, Strategic Plan (Planning beyond 2017) and Ways of Improving Internal Quality in UCC. Facilitators for the programme were Prof. Kofi Awusabo Asare, Prof. Samuel Annim and Mr. Clement Entsua-Mensah. Prof. Kwaku Boakye and Mrs. Joana Dodoo also gave a presentation “UCC’s adoption of the Collegiate System: Experiences, Benefits, Challenges and the Way Forward.”
Speaking at the retreat, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. D. D. Kuupole explained that the transitional period for the collegiate system would be over, hence, there was the need for management to meet and evaluate the system. He noted that UCC could only attain its status as a world class University if every member of management make meaningful contributions in their respective leadership roles.
Prof. Kuupole entreated members of management to work together towards projecting the University as a whole, stressing that “The common interest of the University should be our focus so that we don’t develop some sectors of the University and leave others behind.” He urged the office holders to rededicate themselves to the ideals of the University.
The Vice-Chancellor further called on the Colleges to work towards raising money to support the University’s core mandate which includes research, teaching and outreach. He commended some of the departments that were championing good initiatives and also raising funds for the University through research activities.
At the end of the retreat, some road maps and timelines were set for operationalising Agenda 2030 and benchmarking in UCC. It was also recommended that a committee should be formed to work on the next strategic plan since the current one would expire in 2017.