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Editorial: Welcomes Freshmen and Women

Education throughout history has proven to be a key driver in the acceleration of growth and development of individuals, societies and nations. As Nelson Mandela said, “Education is the great engine of personal development. It is through education that the daughter of a peasant can become a doctor, that the son of a mine worker can become the head of the mine, that a child of a farm worker can become the president of a great nation”.

I have chosen this omnipotent quote by Comrade Madiba to congratulate you on your elevation of being offered the opportunity to study in this great university of ours, the University of Choice. Making a giant stride of a transition from second cycle institution or other professional institution to a university certainly marks an important stage in a person’s life.

Dear Comrades, getting the rare opportunity to have a university education undoubtedly places one in a certain class in a family, society and even one’s nation. The premium placed on university education is no fluke because the university is the last step in our educational ladder that a person can obtain a diploma, degree, masters, PhD or even professorship.

Loved ones, I want to challenge you to clear all doubts and weird stories you may have heard about UCC. Make a decision now and here that you are joining the millions of people who have taken the conscious decision to consider learning as a lifelong process that must happen at all time.

Never lose sight of your prime purpose in this university. Many came here as you have come but they were pruned out and had to take an early exit because of poor academic performance.

The University is a place where everybody dances to the tune of his own choices. You live your life your own way and style like in the jungle without any torturous thought of a cane or other heinous forms of punishment either from a teacher or prefect. I know many of you who share the same story line with me, this is the first time we are given room to operate freely and take our own decisions as regards to whether to go for a lecture, attend a pool party, join the “jamma” spree or even eat what we wish.

Besides the multi- million freedom and opportunity that abound for you as a university student, it is also an integrity test for you to be able to cross your “t’s” and dot your “i’s” so that you would stand out among the crowd and cruise your way to the dream land.

Remember, the life you live here should be by your own choice and desire and not because you are being influenced by your peers. For whatever you sow on this campus, you shall reap after four years of challenging education.

At some points in the process, there will be challenges, temptations and problems. What should keep you going is the fact that, many have passed through the same situations and are now better people.

Live a good life, study hard and make the most out of the ‘Universe-city’ to develop yourself. After four years what will differentiate you from your colleagues. Think about this.

We here at welcome all freshmen and women to the finest university that prides in its academic ambience and blossoms with excellence. The only sea front university in Ghana and much of Africa.

Your choice of UCC above all other universities can never be by accident but through divine providence.

Welcome to the coastal university, enjoy the coastal breeze.

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Choicism!, your campus companion

            written by Abdul-Karim Mohammed A(Fayar)