University of Cape Coast has been commended by its affiliate institutions for the good mentorship they continue to enjoy from the University.
They expressed confidence in UCC for creating opportunities for them to also contribute towards expanding access to tertiary education in the country and beyond. These words of praise were showered on UCC when the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. D. D. Kuupole led a team to pay separate visit as part of his familiarization tour to institutions affiliated to the University.
The third part of the visit centered on institutions in the Ashanti and Brong Ahafo Regions. In the Ashanti Region, the Vice-Chancellor visited the Ghana Baptist University College (GBUC) and the Christ Apostolic University College (CAUC) as well as Catholic University College (CUC) in the Brong Ahafo Region. Addressing management of the various institutions at separate meetings, Prof. Kuupole said the visit was intended to express gratitude to the affiliated institutions for choosing UCC as their mentor over the other public universities in the country. He implored them to consider their relationship with UCC as partnership in the education enterprise. He also mentioned that the visit was to listen to the challenges confronting them as far as their relationship with UCC was concerned and to find solutions to enrich the partnership.
The Vice-Chancellor however, pointed out that UCC prides itself as a Centre of Excellence stressing that “UCC does not compromise on quality and we will ensure that all our affiliates comply with standards set by the National Council for Tertiary Education (NCTE) and National Accreditation Board (NAB) for tertiary institutions. On the issue of charter, Prof. Kuupole said the University would offer them the needed assistance to award their own degrees; however, they should also do their part to satisfy the requirement set by NCTE and NAB, regulators of tertiary education in the country.
To this end the Vice-Chancellor assured the institutions that UCC would soon plan capacity building programmes for all categories of staff in affiliated institutions. He also mentioned special concessions to staff of affiliate institutions to upgrade their education from the masters to the doctorate level .
The Vice-Chancellor also signed a separate memorandum of understanding (MoU) on behalf of UCC with the Presidents of the GBUC and CAUC to solidify the relationship that exist between the two institutions during the tour .
Prof. D. D. Kuupole was accompanied by the Chairman of Inter-Faculty Committee on Institutional Affiliation (IFCIA), Rev. (Prof.) Benjamin Abotchie Ntreh; Deputy Registrar, Division of Academic Affairs, Mr. Jeff T. Onyame; Assistant Auditor, Audit Section, Ms. Joyce Sam and Assistant Registrar, Institutional Affiliation Office (IAO), Mr. Justice Agyenim Boateng and Principal Research Assistant, (IAO) Mr. Peter Thompson.