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Don’t settle for mediocre standards – Sam Jonah to graduates

The Chancellor of the University of Cape Coast, Sir Dr. Sam E. Jonah, has said post-graduate degree holders hold the key to unlocking the solution to most of the nation’s challenges impeding development. He has thus challenged graduate students to apply the knowledge they acquire in solving demanding socio-economic situations in the society, saying that will justify the investment made ...

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Show interest in research outcomes – UCC Vice Chancellor 

The Vice Chancellor of the University of Cape Coast (UCC), Prof. Joseph Ghartey Ampiah, has called on industry to show sincere interest in research outcomes from universities, in order to achieve a fruitful connection between academia and industry. He says the wide gap between what universities teach, and what industry expects, exists because industry doesn’t have the needed confidence in ...

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UCC fails to admit 50% of applicants

The University of Cape Coast (UCC) has matriculated 5,785 regular students to pursue various undergraduate and postgraduate programmes for the 2017/2018 academic year. The number is less than half of a total of 12,240 applications the university received for both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. Out of the number, 555 are pursuing various graduate programmes, with a thirty-five percent female representation while ...

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UCC unveils higher sucrose yielding sugarcane variety

Researchers at the College of Agriculture and Natural Sciences at the University of Cape Coast (UCC) have unveiled a new variety of sugarcane that has a greater sucrose level aimed at boosting production at the Komenda Sugar Factory. The variety, that has a sucrose yield of 15-23% as against the 15-18% level of what is currently at the factory’s nursery, ...

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Don’t see rural postings as punishment – Nana Addo to doctors

President Nana Akufo-Addo has admonished young doctors to accept postings in rural communities in the country. He said they shouldn’t see that as a punishment but a way of contributing their quota to the development of Ghana. Ghana’s doctor to patient ratio currently stands at one doctor to 8,000 patients a situation the president described as “woefully inadequate.” The President ...

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UCC honours 73 retired and long service staff

The University of Cape Coast (UCC) has held a send-off and long service ceremony for 73 workers who retired this year to recognise and acknowledge their long and meritorious services to the University. They were made up of teaching and non teaching staff comprising 27 junior and 31 senior staff, and 15 senior members. The retirees, one of whom was ...

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B/A: Students encouraged to create jobs

A Senior Lecturer at the Guidance and Counseling Department of the Catholic University of Ghana-Fiapre in the Brong Ahafo Region, Prince Affum has advised graduating students from the country’s universities to create job opportunities for themselves by diversifying into areas that will make them self-employable. He urged graduates to develop entrepreneurial skills and take advantage of employable opportunities in the ...

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We’ll prosecute UCC students impregnating teenagers – Gender Dept.

Students of the University of Cape Coast who impregnate underage girls will be arrested and prosecuted, the Department of Gender in the Central Region has warned. The caution comes on the back of a survey by the National Service Personnel Association in the Central Region, which concluded that some male students of UCC were engaging young girls in the University ...

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UCC will remain focused on academic standards – Pro-Vice-Chancellor

Professor George K. T Oduro, Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cape Coast (UCC), has said the school will continue to pursue strong academic standards. According to Prof Oduro, it is untrue that the University has harsh academic expectations, which scares prospective students from seeking admission adding that “UCC only believes in quality, and we cannot sacrifice quality for quantity”. At ...

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Look beyond certificates –  UCC students told

About 150 students of the University of Cape Coast in the Western Region offering different programmes at different levels by distance have been urged to look beyond the acquisition of certificates. According to the Takoradi Branch Manager of Unibank, Clement Ansah who was speaking at a day’s seminar on empowering the youth for the Job market,  employers have moved beyond ...

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