There has been a 3.03 percent decrease in admission of post graduate and undergraduate students into the University of Cape Coast for the 2016/2017 academic year.
Professor D.D. Kuupole, the Vice Chancellor of the University made this known in an address during the Matriculation Ceremony held on 17th September, 2016 to officially admit fresh students into the University of Cape Coast.
The university has for the 2016/2017 academic year, admitted a total number of 5,051 applicants while 5,354 applicants were admitted for the 2015/2016 academic year. This represents a 3.03 percent decrease in admission as compared to the previous year.
The total number of fresh students comprised: 116 PhD students, 336 Masters Students, and 4069 undergraduate students.
The admission of undergraduate students represents a decrease of 2.2 percent over last year’s figure of 4715 while for post graduate students, it represented a decrease of 14.8 percent over last year’s admission figure of 519.
In terms of gender, there were 2,811 males as compared to 1,798 females for undergraduate admissions, while for post graduate admissions, there were 285 males and 157 females.
Professor D.D Kuupole explained that as less people are being enrolled for the conventional university system for post graduate studies, there has been an increase in the interest and option for the Sandwich and Distance Education modes.
In addition, Professor D.D. Kuupole described the ratio of male students to female students as not being impressive and out of proportion.
Story By: Kakra Ekow Mensah