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The Students’ Representative Council(SRC) of the University of Cape Coast (UCC) has launched its maiden Awards and Dinner night.

The launch, which took place on Friday, 18th of March 2016 at the School of Medical Sciences (SMS) Auditorium, was under the theme “Excellence and Innovation”. It was chaired by Prof. Daniel Okai Anti, the Vice Dean of Students and the head of the Department of Social Sciences.

H.E. Francis K. Arthur, the SRC President, in a talk on “Rewarding Excellence and Innovation Awards” explained that Fifty-Three(53) years in the life of the University has seen a number of challenges, setbacks and hard times. However, there have been great achievements for the University especially from individuals of the University which needed to be honoured, the reason for the Awards and Dinner night.

Dr. Mustapha Abdul-Hamid, a lecturer at the Religion Department of the University of Cape Coast and a former SRC President, was the guest speaker for the occasion. In a speech on “The Importance of Rewarding Excellence and Innovation, In Relation to Peace in an Election Year, the Role of the Youth”, Dr. Hamid called for a reward system in our nation in order to help build the country.

“The way to transform a country is to have a reward system for the citizens of the nation”, he said.

He further commended the SRC for the great initiative they have started and asked everyone to support it.

The official launch of the UCC SRC Excellence and Innovation Awards and Dinner night was done by H.E. Francis K. Arthur, the SRC President, Mr. Sekyi-Hughes, the Awards and Dinner committee chairman and some members of the crew of the popular TV Series YOLO.

They unveiled the official plaque to be awarded to awardees during the main event which comes off on Friday, 22nd April, 2016 at the New Examination Center (NEC) of the University of Cape Coast.

The Committee Coordinator,mr,Fosu Appiah Joda, educated persons at the program on how to go about the nominations and voting.

He explained that nominations start immediately after the launch and ends on Wednesday, 23rd March 2016.

He added that students can visit for more information on nominations and categories.

The Coordinator again indicated that for an individual to be able to vote, a coupon which costs 0.50 pesewas is needed to be acquired.


“The sale of the coupons for voting will be announced on social media and other platforms later”, he said.

Voting will end on the 15th of April, 2016, a week to the main event.


The Chairman, Prof. Daniel Okai Anti, in his closing remarks, indicated that any form of excellence awards was earned for great and outstanding performance. He, thus, advised students to work very hard in order to be acknowledged.

“The quest for excellence is a never-ending process in any developed and developing world”, he stated.

The program also saw in attendance Right Hon. Emmanuel Acheampong, popularly known as “Temperature”, the Speaker of Parliament for the University of Cape Coast Students’ Parliament.


The program witnessed great performances from Seraphs Acapella and Christian Morgan as well as Friends from the Cape Coast School for The Deaf and Blind.

Source:Godfred Mawugbe/CHOICISM.COM/UCC