By Afedzi Abdullah, GNA
Cape Coast, Sept. 27, GNA – A total of five
thousand, seven hundred and twenty-seven (5,727) students who pursued various
courses of study at the University of Cape Coast (UCC) graduated at its 51st
congregation on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Of the number, 4,370 were awarded
undergraduate degrees while 1,357 received postgraduate degrees.
Three sessions were held for graduates of the
Colleges of Health and Allied Sciences, Education Studies, Agriculture and
Natural Sciences as well as the Institute of Education on Tuesday.
On Wednesday, those from the School of
Graduate Studies and College of Humanities and Legal Studies also graduated.
Addressing the congregation, Professor Joseph
Ghartey Ampiah, Vice Chancellor of UCC, said the University had put in place
several interventions aimed at improving research, achieving academic excellence
and strengthening quality assurance.
The University had established relationships
with other local and international institutions to open new gates for
knowledge, research and academic exchange as part of effort to make UCC a World
A proposal for the establishment of an
Institute for Law and Governance Studies will be hosted as an interdisciplinary
institute for policy formulation, whilst research had been developed by the
College of Humanities and Legal Studies, Prof Ghartey Ampiah said.
He said the college was therefore engaging in
rigorous fundraising to start the project and called for support.
Funds were also being sourced to support
students with start-up entrepreneurial ventures to promote visibility of the
UCC Business Incubator and to further motivate its graduates to use their
knowledge and skills to set up their own businesses.
Prof Ghartey Ampiah commended the graduates
for their resilience and enjoined them to be good ambassadors of the University
wherever they found themselves.
Mrs Nancy Thompson, Chairperson of the
University Governing Council, was optimistic that the knowledge and skills
acquired would enable them positively impact their respective communities.
She asked them to use the knowledge gained at
the University to serve humanity to the best of their abilities and contribute
their quota to the development of the nation.