The Head of Institutional Affiliation (IAO), Mr. Justice Agyenim Boateng, has underscored UCC’s commitment to assist its affiliate institutions to offer quality academic services.
He noted that in order to ensure quality service delivery, management of UCC through the Institutional Affiliation and Centre for Teaching Support (CTS) has organised a training programme for all UCC affiliate institutions.
Mr. Boateng was speaking at the opening ceremony of a four-day workshop for lecturers of College of Health, Yamfo (CHY) in the Brong Ahafo Region. Also participating in the workshop were two lecturers from S S Peter and Paul Pastoral and Social Institute, Wa (SSPPPSI). He called for the active participation of the lecturers adding that “You will need to be abreast of these current trends as an academic to be able to make an impact in your students”
The Director of CHY, Mr. Evans K. Danso expressed gratitude to UCC for the numerous assistance to the College since the inception of the institution three years ago. “We appreciate what UCC is doing for this young College to become a formidable institution in this country,” he added. He was optimistic that the training would help the lecturers to build on their competence in terms of adopting best practices in their teaching, assessment and research work.
The Representative of the Director of CTS, Dr. Isaac Buabeng, said the workshop was intended to help streamline moderation activities in affiliate institutions adding that “a similar workshop has been held for lecturers of UCC so that there will be collective understanding between moderators and lecturers or tutors from affiliate institutions during moderation exercises.” Other resource persons for the workshop were Dr. Christopher Y. Kwaah and Dr. Kofi Acheaw Owusu.
Like the previous workshops, lecturers of CHY and SSPPPSI were taken through “Types of Assessment and Assessment Criteria (Feedback Mechanisms)”, “Learning Outcomes/Blooms Taxonomy of Cognitive Learning”, “Table of Specification”. Others included “Types of Multiple Test Items”; “Essay Type Questions”; “Preparation of Course Outline” and “Effective Project Work Supervision.
In a related development, Mr. Boateng interacted with first year students of the College and advised them to be serious with their studies and other practical sessions of their academic programme. He urged the students to be motivated by the fact that the College started as a degree awarding institution. He noted that most of the Ministry of Health training institutions run diploma or certificate programmes but students of this College were privileged to pursue a four-year degree programmes.