The Vice Chancellor of the University of Cape Coast, Prof. Domwini D. Kuupole, has urged students of the University to diligently persevere in completing their programme of study so as to earn befitting positions in the global world.
He said this during the Matriculation ceremony of Sandwich Students at the University of Cape Coast for the 2013/2014 academic year.
He noted that the University holds with great concern the needs and challenges of its students adding the Sandwich programme was instituted to offer opportunity to a large number of workers, whose schedules does not permit them to do regular studies to update their knowledge and upgrade themselves, not only for promotions, but also to serve their organizations and the country better.
He said “The University on her part also commits herself to providing an enabling academic environment for students to succeed in their academic pursuits and other endeavours. UCC is an equal opportunity institution”
The Ceremony saw a total of two thousand, three hundred and twenty one (2,321) students admitted for under-graduate and post-graduate courses representing a 3.3 per cent higher intake than that of last year’s.
The vice chancellor intimated that university education does not end with just acquiring academic excellence but indicating that it is supposed to mould one completely into disciplined and adequate individual.
He said the issue of discipline in the university touches on respect for people who contribute in diverse ways to make their education become complete.
“Our vision as a university is to be a university that is strongly positioned with a worldwide acclaim guided by a student centered philosophy of education. We focus on serving the needs of students, nurturing and challenging them to grow socially, physically, morally and intellectually” he said.
On security, Prof. Kuupole stated that with the campus having become a thoroughfare for inhabitants of the seven communities within and outside its boundaries, criminal elements take advantage of the situation to engage in a number of unpleasant activities, including snatching of mobile phones, cameras, laptops and even to the extent of stabbing some victims.
He hinted that security devices (CCTV cameras) will soon be placed at vantage points of the university to monitor and check the activities of these miscreants
The Vice Chancellor urged the students to be continually conscious of their mission in the school and thrive towards achieving their goal.