The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. D. D. Kuupole has disclosed that the Centre for Continuing Education (CCE) will soon be upgraded to a College before the commencement of the 2013/2014 academic year.
Prof. Kuupole noted that the upgrading of the CCE to a College would empower the centre to raise distance and lifelong education delivery to the next level in the country.
Speaking at the first session of 12th CCE Matriculation Ceremony for Education Students at the Congregation Grounds, North Campus, the Vice-Chancellor indicated that in view of this new status, the Centre would run all the regular academic programmes of the University. He noted that the mode of delivery of the programmes would also be improved to include teleconferencing, radio broadcasts, e-learning and internet facilities.
Giving out the statistics for the 2012/2013 admission, Prof. Kuupole pointed out that 10,722 students were admitted to pursue Diploma/Bachelor degrees in Education and Business related Programmes. Out of this number 8,140 are studying Education whilst 2,582 students are pursuing Business and related programmes.
He was happy to note that female enrolment kept increasing and advised that “Female students to encourage as many of their colleagues as possible to also join the programme.”
The Vice-Chancellor congratulated the matriculants for choosing the “University of Competitive Choice” in Ghana and encouraged them to take their academic work seriously to merit a good class after graduating from the University.