The University of Cape Coast has signed Affiliation Agreements and Memoranda of Understanding with the Presbyterian University College, Ghana and the Organisational Development Institute (O.D) at a ceremony on campus.
Signing of the Affiliation agreements spells out the working relationship and duties of UCC as the mentor institution as well as that of the two affiliate institutions thus PUC and OD. Both the PUCG and OD Institute have now formally come under the mentorship of UCC as required by the National Accreditation Board. The PUCG is also affiliated to both Universities of Ghana and Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.
The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. D. D. Kuupole signed the two documents on behalf of UCC, while Presidents of PUCG and OD Institute Rev. Prof. Emmanuel Addow Obeng and Mr. Noble Kumawo initialled for their respective institutions. In his remarks, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. D. D. Kuupole called on all parties to be committed to what is in the documents so that “they can all say in the near future that they did a good job”.
The Vice-Chancellor added that with “the tying of the knot today and God being on our side will all succeed”. He commended the PUCG for their decision to collaborate with UCC to put their university in its right place in the ranks of tertiary institutions in the country.
He also expressed gratitude to OD Institute for their resilience to stay with UCC inspite of the numerous problems that came their way.
President of PUCG, Rev. Prof Addow Obeng thanked the university for their readiness in accepting to mentor the PUCG. He hoped UCC would guide and mentor them to higher heights.
On his part the President of OD Institute, Mr. Noble Kumawo said they were happy with the transformation that the Institute has gone through saying “with UCC, the vision has not died even with the successive changes in administration as normally happens in African countries”.