The Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Science and Technology Education, Prof. Douglas D. Agyei, has noted that UCC will continue to offer quality academic services to its affiliate institutions.
Prof. Agyei noted that UCC provided the best mentorship to its affiliate institutions stressing that “Currently, several institutions are knocking on the doors of UCC for affiliation due to the quality of services we offer our affiliate institutions”.
Prof. Agyei gave these assurances when he represented the University at the joint Matriculation Ceremony of the School of Anaesthesia, Ophthalmic Nursing School, Public Health Nurses School, School of Peri Operative, and Critical Care Nursing for students admitted to pursue various programmes in the 2018/2019 Academic Year. Prof. Agyei was accompanied by the Head of Institutional Affiliation Office, Mr. Justice Agyenim Boateng.
UCC Does not Compromise on Quality
The Vice Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics and Information and Communication Technology told the matriculants that “University of Cape Coast-the University of Competitive Choice will continue to mentor your respective institutions to offer quality academic services to you”. He advised the students put in a lot of effort in their studies in order to obtain good classes “Remember that UCC does not compromise on its quality academic standards; therefore, you must be prepared to uphold these standards at all times. The UCC certificate is not earned on a silver platter; it is awarded to deserving students who put in more efforts in their academic work”.
He urged the students to count themselves as fortunate for being among the few applicants admitted to pursue the specialised programme being offered in the four institutions. “I can confidently say that you have made the right decision to study in an institution affiliated to the University of Competitive Choice,” he noted.
Achieving Sustainable Goal 3
According to Prof. Agyei, the Sustainable Development Goal 3 which aimed at “Ensuring healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages” could be attained by training the needed human resource, especially in the field of Anaesthesia, Ophthalmic Nursing, Public Health, Peri Operative, and Critical Care Nursing. He called on Management and tutors of the respective institutions to create a conducive academic environment that would promote teaching, learning and research.
Work Hard to Succeed in Your Field of Specialisation
A representative of Health Training Institutions (HTI), Mrs. Salina Dussey, who administered the matriculation oath, charged the students to work extremely hard if they wanted to succeed in their chosen field of specialisation. She was confident that the students would live up to expectation by successfully completing their respective programmes of study to contribute towards the provision of quality health care delivery in facilities they would be working in after their studies.
Address Concerns of Health Delivery in the Country
The President of the Ghana Registered Nurses and Midwives Association, Dr. Kwaku Asante Krobea, called on health training institutions to partner with stakeholders in the health sector to address concerns of health delivery in the country. He appealed to government through the Ministry of Health and the Ghana Health Service to provide a congenial environment, good infrastructure and equipment at the work place, capacity building for nurses and financial support for nurses to pursue further studies in specialised areas of the profession.
Heads of Institutions Matriculating Students
Heads of the various institutions presented their students to be matriculated at the ceremony. They were the Director of the School of Anaesthesia, Ridge, Dr. Evans Atto-Narh; Vice Principal of the School of Peri-Operative and Critical Care Nurse, Mrs. Caroline Antwi Asare; Principal of Ophthalmic Nursing, Mrs. Stella Antwi-Boasiako and the Principal of Public Health Nursing, Mrs. Martina Agbemabiese.