A total of 2,687 fresh students have been admitted to pursue various programmes at the University for the 2017/2018 Sandwich year.
Out of this number, 1,865 are postgraduate students and the remaining 822 are pursuing undergraduate programmes.
The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Joseph Ghartey Ampiah, administered the matriculation oath to the students and reminded them that UCC like any other university the world over has rules and regulations that must be obeyed. “These rules and regulations have been codified in the following Students handbook, Academic Programmes, Policies and Regulations and Brochure on Graduate Studies”, he explained.
Prof. Ampiah said: “I wish to emphasis that these rules and regulations have not been designed with punitive intent, rather with objective of ensuring that you are well guided to make the best out of your time on campus”. The Vice-Chancellor told the students that adherence to the rules and would enable them pursue their courses in peace and comfort adding that the University would continue to maintain zero tolerance to all forms of anti-social behaviours such as cultism, examination malpractices, hooliganism and other social vices. “Any activity that will constitute a threat to the peace of this noble institution will be dealt with in accordance with the University rules and regulations”, he emphasized.
Prof. Ampiah encouraged them to attend all their lectures and write quizzes since that would go a long way to ensure their participation in final examination. “Seventy-five percent attendance on lectures required for you to take part in end of semester examination. Also, continuous assessment constitutes 40% of your total score the courses you take in the University”, he said.
Prof. Ampiah advised them to take their studies seriously so they could complete their course and go out and help solve problems of the society, thereby contributing to national development. He urged the students to be careful of the environment from which they bought food. “Although the semester promises to be very busy, please spend some time to cook your own food if you can. As you are aware, the rains have set in, and this is the period where there is possible outbreak of cholera”, he advised.