Professor Benjamin Abochie Ntre, Dean of Students of the University of Cape Coast Thursday 24th October, 2013 while addressing fresh students for the 2013/2014 academic year admonished students to be cautious when entering into relationships.
The Dean of Students maintained that many relationships which start on campus normally do not end up as marriage and therefore students must prioritize their studies which will propel them to greater height.
“To me, the university is an artificial place for relationship and as students you must consider how to build a formidable future first, for which reason you are here”, he said.
He also catalogued on wide ranging issues including sporting activities, the university health services, library facilities, religious services, disability services and campus security.
On security, he stated that owing to the incessant robbery incidences recorded over some time now, the university has issued new directive that all Halls of residence must be locked up at late hours to guarantee maximum security to students.
Other speakers also included Rev Dr Philip Gborsorg, head of the Department of Communication Studies who urged fresh students to be wary of charlatans who would lure them into believing that they would help them pass communicative skills, maintaining that they should erase all erroneous stories they have heard about communicative skills, and that the course has the ultimate aim to help students improve upon their verbal and written communicative skills.
He hinted that the course has been restructured to include oral communicative skills which will asses students’ verbal communicative prowess and continued that in UCC marks are earned but not awarded, therefore students must prioritize their studies.
The event which was chaired by the pro-vice chancellor, Prof. John Nelson Buah also saw a great participation of other top university management including the Registrar, Mr. John Nyan, the Hospital Administrator, Mr Yeboah Attah Sarpong and a host of others.
The two-day orientation programme which will be climaxed with a matriculation ceremony on Saturday, 26th October, 2013 is meant to help fresh students adjust to the university environment.
There were also fraternity messages from Deans of Faculties, Heads of Departments, Hall Administrators, and Faculty officers, among others.