The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang has given the assurance that the University of Cape Coast will continue to stay focused on its mission of discharging its responsibility to Ghana, as well as the International Community.
She emphasised that UCC would remain committed to its strategy of producing students who would turn challenges into opportunities adding that “The driving words will be focus, innovate, and engage. We plan to achieve these by striving to bridge the gap between the world of work and the world of learning, by partnering very closely with industry.”
Speaking at the official launching of UCC@50 Celebrations at the New Examination Centre (NEC), North Campus, Prof. Opoku-Agyemang called for support towards the construction of an ultra-modern Information and Communication Technology Centre (ICT) to commemorate the anniversary celebration. The celebration is on the theme “UCC@50 Achievements and Aspirations.”
She called on alumni and friends of UCC to put on any paraphernalia of UCC on Monday’s as a way of expressing that“You feel good to be a product or a friend of UCC and that you believe in quality education for Ghana.”
Touching on the achievements of UCC, Prof. Opoku-Agyemang said UCC had over the years become pacesetters in many disciplines, programmes and initiatives. She mentioned the introduction of Bachelor of Commerce degree programme, Distance and Continuing Education in the Dual Mode, Laser and Fibre Optic Centre and Sandwich programmes as some of the initiatives of UCC within its 50 years of existence. She further mentioned the International Stingless Bee Centre, Student Representative Council Hostel and the construction of a Medical School Diagnostic Centre, which would serve as a one- stop health care centre.
Earlier, the Chairman of the UCC Council, His Lordship Justice A. K. B. Ampiah (Rtd) noted that UCC had produced products who were contributing towards the development of Ghana in every sector of the economy. He added "We are not quantifying our achievements to the number of students enrolled into the University or the number of programmes that the University has rolled out but also, we celebrate the quality of the human capital and the quality of the knowledge that UCC is contributing to the development of Ghana and indeed the world."
The function was also used to raise funds to support the anniversary celebration. The event was attended by dignitaries from all walks of life including alumni of UCC.