The Provost of the College of Distance Education (CoDE), Prof. Isaac Galyuon, has urged graduands of the College to market the academic programmes run by the University of Cape Coast (UCC).
“If the programme will be marketed, you are our marketers. It’s your responsibility as an alumnus to market the University”, he said.
Prof. Galyuon made these statements at a reception held for graduands of the College who had completed various Master’s degree in the University through the distance mode. In all, 961 graduands from CoDE graduated with Master of Arts, Master of Education and Master of Business Administration degrees.
The College of Distance Education will commence a top up in M. Phil and M. Com programmes from October 2017.
This will therefore present opportunity to those who have obtained M. Ed and MBA degrees to enroll.
Meanwhile, accreditation is also being sought to enable the College introduce M. Phil in IT Education to upgrade the existing M.Ed. IT programme.
The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Joseph Ghartey Ampiah, disclosed this during the 5th session of the 49th congregation where a total of 1, 762 graduands who completed various programmes in the 2015/16 academic year through the distance mode were presented with diplomas and degrees. In all, a total of 10, 241 graduands from CoDE would be graduated over the three-day period of the congregation.
A total of 15 graduate students have received an amount ranging from GH¢ 3000 to GH¢ 4000 at this year's School of Graduate Studies (SGS) Research and Awards Ceremony. Instituted in 2015, the Research Grant is aimed at supporting qualified graduate students to produce high quality research and to enable students to complete their research on time. The 15 awardees, who received a total amount of GH¢ 59,000, were selected based on strict criteria, among which were the quality of the research proposal and possible contribution to knowledge.
The Distance Education Students' Association of Ghana (DESAG) of the University of Cape Coast (UCC) has launched its 10th anniversary celebrations under the theme “10 years of Distance Education and its Impact on Socio- Economic Growth and Development of the country: A Transformational Force.”
Speaking at the Launch, the Head of Academics at the College of Distance Education (CODE), Prof. Paul Ahiatrogah, commended the leadership of DESAG for the initiative.
He said over the years, the authorities of CODE had had fruitful and cordial relationship with the leadership of DESAG due to the fact that DESAG leadership had always displayed a lot of maturity in their dealings with management of the College.
The University of Cape Coast, UCC, has admitted a total of 17, 501 fresh students to pursue both undergraduate and post-graduate programmes by distance in various disciplines for the 2016/2017 academic year.
The figure comprises 16, 682 undergraduates and 819 postgraduate students. For the undergraduates, 12, 312 are pursuing education related programmes, while 4,370 are pursuing business related programmes. In terms of gender, the admission is made up of 9, 019 males representing 54.1 per cent and 7, 663 females which is approximately 45.9 per cent. The figures show an increase of 2.4 per cent over last year’s figure of 43.5 per cent.
The College of Distance Education (CoDE) has donated photocopier machine to the University Primary School.
The donation follows a request by the school to CoDE for a photocopier machine.
The Provost of CoDE, Prof. Isaac Galyuon, who presented the equipment on behalf of CoDE at a short ceremony, said the donation was to help promote teaching and learning in the school. He thanked his two predecessors - Prof. George K. T. Oduro, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, and Prof. Nelson Buah, the immediate past Pro-Vice-Chancellor, for their immense support towards the donation.
Prof. Galyuon urged the authorities of the School to maintain the equipment very well and use it for its intended purposes.
A Satellite Study Centre of the College of Distance Education (CoDE) has been inaugurated at Dominase in the Bekwai Municipality of the Ashanti Region..
Tertiary Education at Doorstep of Students
The Provost of the College, Prof. Isaac Galyuon said the Centre would help a lot in the spreading of tertiary education in the country. “It will help to spread and bring education to the doorstep of the people’, he declared.
It is announced for the information of the University Community and the General Public that at its Special Meeting held on Saturday, 30th July, 2016, the University Council, on the recommendation of the Appointments and Promotions Board, appointed the following Senior Members as Provosts for a 3-year term each with effect from 1st August, 2016:
The former Secretary-General of the United Nations, Busumuru Kofi Annan has called on university leaders to ensure that higher education helps foster a better understanding of the benefits and responsibilities of democracy in their respective countries.
He underscored the crucial role of higher education in promoting democracy through peace and security, sustainable development, human rights and the rule of law.
STATEMENT ON THE APPOINTMENT OF NEW VICE-CHANCELLOR FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF CAPE COAST
It is announced for the information of the university community and the general public that at its special meeting held on Saturday, 30th July, 2016, the University Council appointed Prof. Joseph Ghartey Ampiah, current Provost of the College of Education Studies as the new Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cape Coast.
Mainstreaming Open and Distance Learning in Tertiary Education is a key strategic option that needs to be pursued vigorously in the country, according to Minister of Education, Prof. Naana Jane Opoku Agyemang.
It is in furtherance of this, that the National Council for Tertiary Education (NCTE) is working hard to fast track the implementation of the Open University Ghana Project.
The minister said this in a speech read on her behalf by the Executive Secretary of the National Council for Tertiary Education, Prof. Mohammed Salifu at the 48TH Congregation (6th to 13th Sessions) of the University of Cape Coast.
Distance Education as Tool for Delivering Quality Tertiary Education
The Chairman of the University of Cape Coast Council, Nana Sam Brew Butler has urged graduates of the University to be pioneers of teaching and learning that are tailored toward promoting sustainable development.
He emphasised that the fact that Ghana has reached a point where education for sustainable is a necessity saying “Your lessons ought to empower students irrespective of their ages to assume responsibility to plan for, cope with, find solutions to issues and encourage changes in behaviour towards creating sustainable future.”
The IEPA Student Research and Innovation Expo 2016 offered a platform for both graduate and post-graduate students of the University of Cape Coast to showcase their research findings, innovation and creativity. The Expo is a forum for students to present their original work to members of the University Community and the general public. This annual event will demonstrate the results of student research, scholarship and creative activities inside and outside of the classroom.
A four-member delegation from the Grand Valley State University, United States of America has paid a courtesy call on the Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Prof. George K. T. Oduro in his office.
The delegation, which was led by Anne L. Hiskes, includes Mark Schaub, Rachel Siglow and Cindy Hiskes.
Speaking on behalf of the team, Anne Hiskes said it was interesting for them to be visiting Ghana and indicated that they were here to learn about the philosophy of higher education and new programmes of the university.
There has been student exchange between UCC and GVSU for a number of years since the two institutions entered into collaboration.
The University of Cape Coast (UCC) College of Distance Education (CoDE) has held the 15th matriculation ceremony for fresh students admitted to pursue education and business related programmes by distance for the 2015/2016 academic year.
A total of 18, 830 students were admitted nationwide with 14,206 offering Diploma and Post-Diploma programmes in Education and 4,624 pursuing business courses which include Marketing and Management Studies. Out of the total number of students who gained admission 10, 634 were male and 8, 205 female.
The Distance Education Students Association of Ghana, University of Cape Coast (DESAG-UCC) has held its 8th Annual National Delegates Congress at the Sunyani Polytechnic in the Brong Ahafo Region on the theme; Distance Education, a Tool for Economic Sustainability and National Development.
The three-day congress brought together 360 delegates from 79 Study Centres of the College of Distance Education in the ten (10) regions of Ghana.
As part of the three-day congress, the delegates were addressed by distinguished personalities and also socialised through sports and entertainment. One of the highlights of the congress was the election of national executives to take over leadership of the association from the out-going executives.
The University of Cape Coast through the College of Distance education (CoDE) has presented a cheque for GH ¢60, 000 to support the treatment of Christiana Yelsana, a student of the University who is currently suffering a chronic end stage kidney disease.
The University of Cape Coast (UCC) in collaboration with the Distance Education Students Association of Ghana (DESAG), is to procure tablet computers for all distance education students, to assist them to launch a new era of learning with Information Communication Technology (ICT), as well as facilitate academic work.
The Vice-Chancellor of the University , Professor D. D. Kuupole who announced this said, the plan is expected to be executed by the beginning of next academic year, to coincide with the commissioning of the e-Learning platform for delivery of academic programmes.