The Deputy Registrar responsible for Academics of the University of Cape Coast (UCC),Mr.Jeff Teye Onyame, has stated that it is only in UCC that a student would earn a degree after a Cummulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of one(1) and still graduate,adding that “it doesn’t happen anywhere in the world”.
In the past,he noted that students graduated with a minimum CGPA of 1.5 but with the introduction of the 80% mark “management brought it down from 1.5 to 1”.
Mr.Onyame comments come on the back of an appeal that was contained in a report read by the Students’ Representative Council (SRC) President,Mr.Francis Arthur, regarding why the school sacks students who fail their re-sit exams,unlike that of the Distance Students who are always given the chance to write re-sit exams time without number until they passed their exams.
Taking his turn to address students at the Students and Management Consultative Meeting on campus on Friday, Mr.Onyame urged students to study hard because if a student fails more than 12 credit hours; the school will show that student the exit.
He called on lecturers to conduct quizzes at the agreed time as stipulated on the time table,adding that sometimes students agreed with their lecturers to have quizzes at dawn.
“If you don’t agree to write exams at 4:30 am; no quiz will be written at 4:30”. he stressed.
The Deputy Registrar added that students had the right to see their quiz papers and exams script from their lecturers,noting that if a lecturer fails to let them see their scripts they should report the matter to the Head of Department.
He was quick to add that students don’t have the right to remarking of exams script,if a student fails to complain about his grade 21 days after the release of the results “.
Touching on security, the Vice-Chancellor of UCC, Prof.D.DKuupole,who chaired the function, disclosed that measures were in place to put up police posts in the towns around campus where students were residing to step up police visibility aimed at winning the war against crime.
He appealed to students to assist management by voluteering information about any landowner who wants to hire his space to enable the school to put up a police post along the major roads of Ayensu,Amamoma,Kwaprow,among others to fight the rampant crime on campus.
For his part,the Newly Head of Security of UCC,Mr.Eric Agyemang,a former Cape Coast Deputy Regional Commander of Police,assured students that he had discovered all the major pitfalls regarding crime on campus and he would remedy the situation.
Mr.Agyemang publicly announced his personal hotline number to students to call him on issues concerning crimes on 0243 677 677 for quick intervention.
Other speakers also addressed all the burning questions asked by students pertaining to their sector of operation.
Other dignities present at the meeting were the Pro Vice Chancellor,Prof.Nelson Buah,Registerar,Mr.John Nyan;Founding Dean Faculty of Law,Prof Bondzi-Simpson;Dean of Students,Prof.Kwaow Ejah, Speaker of UCC Parliament,Rt.Hon.Emmanuel Acheampong,SRC Scribe,Miss Elizabeth Dwamena;SRC Spokesman,Mr. Theophilus Sosi, as well as all the hall presidents and masters, among other student government officials.
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