UCC Open Day Receives Massive Patronage

Hundreds of people from all walks of life converged at the forecourt of the  Sam Jonah Library of the University of Cape Coast (UCC) to see at firsthand  new discoveries by students at this year's Open Day programme ahead of the 50th Congregation. The event, which is held annually, afforded University management, parents, guardians,prospective applicants and the general public the opportunity to acquaint themselves with the  numerous research works, discoveries, as well as projects being undertaken by  Departments in the University. The  Day was also held to provide guidance to Senior High School students who might want to pursue courses at the University in the next academic year. Some of the items displayed include robot manufactured by the students of Computer Science, maps by Geography students, detergents manufactured by Chemistry students, among other interesting things. Representatives of the various departments that mounted stands were seen explaining thoroughly their exhibits to students and the general public. Speaking after being conducted around some stands, The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Joseph Ghartey Ampiah, said he was happy about the products on display and  described the exhibition as " innovative and very impressive ". He challenged  Departments to make their innovations visible to every nook and cranny of the world. " I am  very convinced that this will  make industries aware of the various activities and ground- breaking inventions at the various Department",  he stressed. Prof Ampiah commended the students for their show of dexterity to the general public through their products. He advised that next year, the exhibition should be organized by putting departments at one place within units, to make items on display by each college easily identifiable  to patrons. As a result, he encouraged all departments under the colleges to work towards the Day and make it exceptional. Prof. Ampiah also called  on industry players  to make themselves available next year, so they could be abreast of  products that were beneficial to their industries. Accompanying the Vice-Chancellor were the Pro Vice-Chancellor, Prof. George K.T. Oduro and the Registrar, Mr. John Kofi Nyan, who were equally upbeat about the prospects of students of the University and advised them not to be complacent ,but they should strive hard to make new discoveries from their research.   As part of the programme, students of Adisadel College, St. Augustine College, Oguaa Secondary Technical and T.I Ahmadiyya Senior High School, Ekumfi were taking through the admission requirements of the University.