The outgoing executives of the Senior Staff Association, Universities of Ghana (SSA-UoG), UCC Branch, has introduced newly elected executives to the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Johnson Nyarko Boampong.
The University has donated five sets of computers and accessories to the Central Regional Police Command.
The accessories were five sets of Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS) and a Coloured Printer.
Presenting the items, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Joseph Ghartey Ampiah, noted that the donation was to support the Police to enhance their work. Prof. Ampiah said the items were being presented in response to a request made during a previous visit to the Central Regional Police Command.
The Pro Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Dora Edu-Buandoh has presented shopping vouchers and other items to international students of the University who are still staying on campus as a result of the closure of Ghana’s borders.
The University of Cape Coast Basic School has hosted 26 pupils and 4 staff of Cours Lumière and Canadian International School of Lomé from Saturday, 16th February 2019 to Saturday, 2nd March 2019. The visit of students of the two schools forms part of the exchange programme for Bilingual immersion (English and French) the three institutions have started since November 2017. The two-week immersion program was preceded by a visit to Lomé by 30 pupils of the University of Cape Coast Basic School from Saturday, 2nd February 2019 to Saturday, 16th February 2019.
The UCC Sports Team has presented trophies won at the 8th Mini GUSA Games which was hosted by UCC to the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Joseph Ghartey Ampiah.
The immediate former Vice-Chancellor of the University, Prof. D. D. Kuupole, has called on the University to enhance its engagement with communities to address challenges affecting them.
Prof. Kuupole said it was important for the University to strengthen its engagement with communities within and beyond the institution’s geographical boundaries in all aspects of their livelihood for optimum satisfaction.
The former Vice-Chancellor was speaking at the Faculty of Arts Lecture Series on the topic “University-Community Engagement: the Case of University of Cape Coast”.
The Vice Dean of the School of Graduate Studies(SGS), Prof. Kankam Boadu, has called on reviewers of the current basic school curriculum to retain Social Studies considering its relevance in solving problems of the society.
Prof. Boadu said, “maintaining Social Studies education will help to solve societal problems because of its integrated nature”.
The professor of Social Studies made the call when he delivered his inaugural lecture on the topic “Teach the Untaught: Perspectives of Social Studies Education in Ghana”.
The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Joseph Ghartey Ampiah, has advised the 2018/2019 fresh students that the achievement of academic excellence in UCC requires hard work, commitment and sacrifice.
Prof. Joseph Ampiah, told the fresh students to be mindful that they have entered another phase in life where there would be no control and guidance, therefore, their stay in the University would depend on the choices they make.
The Vice-Chancellor gave the advice at the Matriculation Ceremony to formally receive fresh students admitted to the 2018/2019 academic year.
The Institute of Education has presented a Toyota Hilux vehicle to the Directorate of Physical Development and Estate Management (DPDEM) at a short ceremony on campus.
The vehicle is to facilitate the movement of staff of DPDEM to monitor the Institute of Education Guest House project on campus as well as other projects within and outside campus.