The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. D. D. Kuupole has given the assurance that the University has put plans in place to create an office space on campus for retirees so that they can share their experiences with active staff.
Prof. Kuupole noted that this would enable the University to strengthen its relationship with the retirees by soliciting their continued presence through generosity of advice, good thoughts and encouragement.
The Vice-Chancellor made this known in a speech read on his behalf by the Acting Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Joseph Ampiah-Ghartey at the 2012 Long Service Awards held at the New Examination Centre (NEC), North Campus. He congratulated the retirees for their persistent devotion and determination during the most productive parts of their lives to the University. He stressed that “Even though we cannot adequately compensate you for this, we can, at least, declare the depth of our gratitude to you.”
Prof. Kuupole advised the retirees to take good care of their health adding that “join clubs and associations to enable you to fraternize and stay active always.”
To the active staff, the Vice-Chancellor entreated them to rededicate and commit themselves to the cause of UCC so that they could leave a lasting legacy for posterity.
On behalf of the retirees, the immediate past Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang expressed profound gratitude to God for the opportunity to serve the University in various capacities. She thanked the academic, administrative and all staff of the University for their support and encouragement over the years.
In all 71 staff comprising 20 senior members, 30 senior staff and 21 junior staff were honoured with plaques, cash prizes and house hold items such as refrigerators, furniture, television sets, washing machines and mattresses.