The University of Cape Coast (UCC), under the auspices of the Welfare Section of the Directorate of Human Resource, has visited 15 selected retired members of staff in the Central Region, Greater Accra and Volta Regions.
The initiative dubbed ‘Retirees Outreach Programme’ is aimed at reaching out to a number of retired staff in various regions of the country.
The retired staff members visited were in the Junior and Senior Staff, as well as Senior Members categories.
The retirees were presented with hampers, fruits and other souvenirs from the University, as a way of expressing appreciation for the selfless and meritorious services rendered during their active services to the University.
In an interview, the Deputy Registrar in charge of Welfare Section,Mrs. Florence Opare, who led a 5-member delegation to visit the beneficiaries, said the Directorate instituted the outreach programme to re-establish relations with retired staff, who had retired from active services of the University for ten (10) years or more, as well as checking on their state of health.
She expressed appreciation for the sacrifices and contributions of the retirees to the development of the University during their heyday, adding that," It is as a result of their commitment and dedication to duty that has brought UCC this far."
For their part, the retirees also thanked the Welfare Section and the management of the University for the visit and show of magnanimity.
They expressed their heartfelt gratitude to the University for putting smiles on their faces.
The retirees appealed to the Section to furnish them with souvenirs of the University each year so that they would become abreast of the developments in the University.
They urged the current crop of staff-members of the University to work tirelessly to promote the image of the University.