- 1,357 students have passed out of the University of Cape Coast with various certificates
- The VC of the school urged the graduates to stand out to help solve issues facing the country
The vice chancellor of the University of Cape Coast (UCC), Prof Joseph Ghartey Ampiah has challenged the 2017/2018 graduates of the University to be the change Ghana is looking for during the school's 51st congregation.
According to a report sighted by YEN.com.gh on Mynewsgh.com, the VC of the school urged the graduates to use the knowledge they had acquired to transform the nation in order to improve the livelihood of people in their various communities.
Speaking at the congregation, Prof Joseph Ghartey Ampiah, charged them to create change wherever they found themselves as well pursue their dreams with diligence and perseverance.
“You may face challenges along the way, but like the old mule, shake those challenges off and use them as stepping stones to achieve your dreams. Remember mistakes are raw materials for progress,” Prof Ghartey Ampiah observed.
A total of 1,357 were awarded with certificates made up of 25 PhD, 70 MPhil, 46 MCom/MBA, one master of Nursing, 722 MEd/MSc, 36 MA, two Master of General Management and 125 PGDE graduates.
Out of the total number graduating, 234 received their graduate training by the distance education mode.
Prof Ghartey Ampiah revealed that overall graduating number for the 2017/2018 academic year was an improvement over the total graduating number for 2016/2017 academic year, where the University recorded 1,307.
Prof Ghartey Ampiah said the offering of dual degree programmes for postgraduate research degrees was also approved by the Academic Board to promote multidisciplinary approach to teaching, learning and research.
He hinted that this year, the Academic Board had approved an Academic Writing Course, which was envisioned to offer opportunity to students to acquire and develop rhetorical knowledge and practices for studying and writing within each discipline's specific context.
The Dean of Students stated that the course was expected to assist postgraduate students in research writing and publishing.
UCC College of Distance Education has an enrollment of 3,214 as a result.
These Distance Education students, according to him, were pursing MBA, M.ED/MA, MPhil and MEd programmes delivered in Tamale, Sunyani, Kumasi, Accra, Takoradi and Cape Coast.
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