The Yale Alumni Service Corps (YASC), USA, has partnered the Department of Population and Health of the University of Cape Coast, UCC, to build an Information Communication and Technology (ICT) Centre and Library for the people of Yamoransa, a community in the Mfantseman Municipality.
The ICT Center and Library is a two-storey complex, with classroom, library, meeting rooms, a kitchen, secure storage for equipment , electricity and bathroom facilities.
This came to light when the Director of Academic Planning and Quality Assurance (DAPQA), Prof. Kofi Awusabo-Asare, led a delegation from the Department, to pay a courtesy call on the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Joseph Ghartey Ampiah, at his office.
The Department of Music and Dance has held a concert of music in memory of the late Dr. Joe Atta-Quartey, an alumni and a former lecturer of the Department, to round-off its activities for the semester.
The late Dr. Joe Atta-Quartey, who was described as an “Ace Conductor”, because of the dexterity he showed when leading choirs, promoted research and choral music in the University of Cape Coast.
Speaking at the concert, held at the Main Auditorium, the wife of the deceased, Mrs. Joyce Atta-Quartey, who graced the occasion, expressed profound gratitude to the Department for the honour done her late husband and asked for God’s unending blessings to students and staff of the Department.
The Ghana Center for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana) in collaboration with the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), University of Cape Coast, has organised a roundtable discussion on the study on the link between group level political inequality and ethnic conflict in fragile states.
The primary objective of the study, according to CDD, is to improve governance by reducing exclusion and discrimination of the ethnic groups and mitigate the diverse consequences of such policies.
Hosted by IDS, the scientific engagement was on the theme "Ethnic Power Relations and Conflict in Fragile States."
The Center for Gender Research, Advocacy and Documentation (CEGRAD), has organized a workshop for female administrators, both senior members and senior staff members, to build their capacities on gender issues.
It was also aimed at fulfilling the mission of CEGRAD in educating and training the University community to understand gender and sexual harassment issues.
A retired Professional Administrator, Mrs. Wilhelmina Graves, who took participants through "Career Development-Becoming An Effective Administration," advised the female administrators to be time-conscious in all their endeavours.
According to her, as administrators, they must be reliable, committed and passionate about their work.
The Director of the Directorate of Research,Innovation and Consultancy (DRIC), Prof. Samuel Anim, has urged female administrators to protect the image of the University of Cape Coast (UCC).
To this end, Prof. Anim charged them to inculcate the sense of professionalism in all their endeavours at the workplace.
The Director advised the female administrators to discard the notion that the University belongs to government and was not their personal property, adding that female administrators' relationship with the University does not end after their tenure with the University.
A delegation from Kennesaw State University (KSU), USA, has expressed its readiness to collaborate with the University of Cape Coast (UCC) to pursue a grant for the construction of a Public Health Training Centre.
According to the KSU delegation the proposed Public Health Training Centre would not only educate students on clinical health related matters but would equally put premium on violent prevention and conflict management as important facets of public health.
This came to light when Prof. Sam Abaidoo, led a delegation including, Dr. Barbara Blake, Dr. Chi Zhang, Dr. Evelina Sterling from the Kennesaw State University to pay a courtesy call on the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Joseph Ghartey Ampiah, at his office.
A delegation from the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) who are on working visit to UCC has called on the Vice-Chancellor at his office.
AERC is a major teaching and research organisation collaborating with the Department of Economics.
Each year, Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) students from the Department undertake elective courses in Nairobi for three months. The leader of the delegation, Dr. Innocent Matshe, who is the Director of Training at AERC, said the Department of Economics is a member of the AERC, therefore they decided to visit and senisitise senior management and final year students of the department about the activities and opportunities on offer by the group.
It is announced for the information of the University Community and the General Public that at its Special Meeting held on Saturday, 30th July, 2016, the University Council, on the recommendation of the Appointments and Promotions Board, appointed the following Senior Members as Provosts for a 3-year term each with effect from 1st August, 2016:
The former Secretary-General of the United Nations, Busumuru Kofi Annan has called on university leaders to ensure that higher education helps foster a better understanding of the benefits and responsibilities of democracy in their respective countries.
He underscored the crucial role of higher education in promoting democracy through peace and security, sustainable development, human rights and the rule of law.
STATEMENT ON THE APPOINTMENT OF NEW VICE-CHANCELLOR FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF CAPE COAST
It is announced for the information of the university community and the general public that at its special meeting held on Saturday, 30th July, 2016, the University Council appointed Prof. Joseph Ghartey Ampiah, current Provost of the College of Education Studies as the new Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cape Coast.
President John Mahama has inaugurated the John Evans Atta Mills Presidential Library in Cape Coast with a call on Ghanaians to be guided by the ideals of the late President as this year’s elections draws near.
“As we go for elections later in the year, may the life of Prof. restrain both our political discourses and actions”, he appealed.
The Presidential Library, which is affiliated to the University of Cape Coast, was built to immortalise the memory of the late President of Ghana, Prof. John Evans Atta Mills. It will make available to both researchers and the general public records, books and other materials for their use.
The Department of Sociology and Anthropology has organised the fifth Annual Conference on Social Behaviour and Conflict Management with a call on government, security agencies and election stakeholders to ensure a peace in the upcoming Presidential and Parliamentary Elections in the country.
The 2016 edition of the conference was on the theme “Managing Electoral Conflicts in Ghana’s 2016 Elections: Prospects and Challenges.”
As the President of the University of Cape Coast Association of Business Students (UCCABS) and a Representative of Business Students on the School of Business Development Fund Board of Trustees, Mr. Nicholas Kwame Adjei has been presented with a plaque for his dedicated and committed service to the Board during his tenure of office.
Presenting the plaque to him, the Dean of the School and a member of the Board, Prof. Edward Marfo-Yiadom thanked Mr. Adjei for his passionate and objective discussion of issues at meetings which has led to major decisions that have contributed to the progress of the School.
“Beginning the 2016/2017 academic year, the School of Business will have five academic (5) departments, a centre and a unit.”, Dr. Siaw Frimpong, the Vice-Dean said this at Orientation and Reception programme organized for first year undergraduate and post graduate sandwich students of the School. The event came off on Thursday 23rd June, 2015 at CoDE Building, University of Cape Coast.
Dr. Siaw Frimpong officially welcomed the students and thanked them for choosing the University of Cape Coast (University of Choice) and the School of Business for that matter. He assured the students that they would never regret the choice they have made as the Faculty and staff of the School were well-equipped to help them finish their programme successfully.
A team of six (6) made up of the Dean, Vice-Dean and Head of Department of Accounting and Finance, Head of Department of Management Studies, Faculty Officer and two (2) leaders of the Fundraising Team has visited over three hundred (300) alumni in over thirty (30) organizations within Accra and Tema Metropolis.
The Dean of the School, Professor Edward Marfo-Yiadom informed alumni that the purpose of the visit was to interact with them and also inform them about the establishment of the School of Business Development Fund.
The alumni on their part were very pleased with the visit and commended the Management of the School for the good work.
Among the organizations visited were:
The new executive of the Central Regional Ghana Chamber of Commerce and Industry has paid a courtesy call on the Management of the School of Business, University of Cape Coast. The executives included Mr. A. Yoofi Pokoo-Aikens, Chairman; Mr. George Ben Smith, Vice Chairman; Ms. Abena Kankam, Chamber Treasurer; Mr. Samuel Ofori, Executive Member and Mr. George Harry Arthur, Executive Member. The team was accompanied by the Executive Secretary of the Chamber, Ms. Benedicta Anita Mensah.
A three-day international conference has been held at the University of Cape Coast with a call on participants to come up with policy-oriented decisions that will improve on the lives of the people.
The three-day conference has experts from Ghana, South Africa and Uganda speak to the theme “Public Private Partnership in the Power Sector in Ghana: Genuine Development Agenda or New Business Deal?
Speaking at the opening ceremony, Provost of the College of Humanities and Legal Studies, UCC, Prof. S. B. Kendie indicated that market-led reforms have been the driving force of the development agenda for countries implementing economic reforms under the guidance of the International Financial Institutions, and in Ghana this has been going on since 1983.
TThe School of Business Dean's Award which is a yearly event was established to recognise and encourage high performing students of the School. The 2015 edition was held on Thursday, 22nd October, 2015 at Felt Auditorium 900, University of Cape Coast. In all, a total of 128 students from levels 100 - 300 in six programmes were awarded. Programmes included: BCom Management I BCom Procurement and Supply Chain Management I Bachelor of Management Studies I BCom Accounting I BCom Finance I Bachelor of Commerce for 2014/2015 academic year.
The Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences, Prof. Francis Amuquandoh has stated that Problem Based Learning (PBL) as a method of teaching and learning prepares students to meet the demands of the job market.
He indicated that employers would always want to engage the services of highly skilled graduates capable of meeting organisational goals and set targets.
The School of Business has presented Certificates of Appreciation to National Investment Bank, GCB Bank Limited, the Institute of Chartered Accountants (Ghana), Jeremiah 33:3 Enterprise and ATL FM for sponsoring the 2015 Dean's Award.
Presenting the certificates, the Vice-Dean of the School, Dr. Frimpong Siaw and the Head of Department for Management Studies, Mr. F. O. Boachie-Mensah expressed their profound gratitude to the sponsors for their support.
The sponsors on the other hand complimented the school for the good work and assured it of their continuous support.