The Vice Chancellor of University of Cape Coast (UCC) Professor Joseph Ghartey Ampiah has said the University is to deploy an anti-copying program to electronically detect copying among students in order to reduce the level of plagiarism.
He said another program is to be deployed to enable lecturers mark, grade and record students’ assignment electronically as a way of deepening the digital culture of the university in order to compete with other universities around the world.
These were contained in his vision statements delivered at his induction as the Vice Chancellor of the University of Cape Coast last Saturday.
According to Professor Ampiah, for the university to be recognized as a credible institution with astute researchers, students and lecturers must be encouraged to become more versatile in creating learning opportunities that engage learners online and improve genuine and innovative research finding.
He said in order to improve research capacity and enhance research profile in the University, retired academicians will be retained to primarily teach graduate students and supervise their research adding that he will increase the pool of funds available for research to promote an atmosphere of intellectual productivity.
In the area of health, Professsor Ghartey said his administration will design and install a Hospital Administrative and Management System at the University hospital to automate the delivery of health care and eliminate, as much as possible, all paper work in the area of patients’ records, doctors’ diagnosis, laboratory reports and all monetary transactions.
Professor Ghartey Ampiah said another key area his administration will target is to strengthen the Centre for International Education by setting up a bureau within the University to engage with international development agencies to promote research and development issues of mutual interest.
He therefore called on all to grant him the needed cooperation in order to actualize his vision.
The Chancellor of University of Cape Coast, Dr. (Sir) Sam Essuon Jonah on his part, said even though the University has been receiving funding from government, it is not enough to carry out the development agenda of the university and therefore called on alumni and other key stakeholders of the University to as often as possible support the university in the area of funding to improve its infrastructural development.