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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

Vice Chancellor of UCC, Prof Joseph Ghartey Ampiah

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

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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.

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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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We need UCC Tamale campus – Distance Education students 


Leaders of the Northern Regional chapter of the University of Cape Coast (UCC) Distance Education Students Association of Ghana (DESAG) are unhappy about the university authority’s delay in establishing its campus in Tamale. This, according to the DESAG leadership is making the UCC distance education system unattractive to prospective applicants and continuing students in Northern Ghana. The association’s President, Ziblim ...

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