Cape Coast University grants CUCG affiliation for business programmes

The Academic Board of the University of Cape Coast (UCC), has granted affiliation to the Catholic University College of Ghana (CUCG), to run seven under-graduate and post-graduate programmes.

Professor Dominic D. Kupoole, Vice-Chancellor of UCC said in a speech read for him at the joint 11th Congregation and 20th Matriculation of CUCG at Fiapre in the Sunyani West District of the Brong-Ahafo Region.

Prof. Kupoole mentioned Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) Marketing, B.Sc. in Procurement and Supply Chain Management, B.Sc. Management and Organisational Development, Master of Business Administration (MBA) Accounting, MBA Human Resource Management, MBA Marketing and MBA Finance as the new programmes.

He noted that UCC continued to keep in touch with its affiliate institutions to ensure high standards, emphasising that his outfit through the Inter-Faculty Committee on Institutional Affiliation (IFCIA) had also been running series of workshops for all affiliate institutions.

Prof. Kupoole commended management of CUCG for cooperating with UCC, particularly in affiliation matters anytime officials from the UCC visited CUCG to assist in the moderation and evaluation routines.

“This co-operation has been mutually beneficial to meet national development goals, global challenges and enhanced teaching, productive research and innovative works,” he added.

The UCC Vice-Chancellor expressed the hope that the CUCG would “soon put in a charter application to become a fully-fledged and an autonomous university”.

Prof. Kupoole congratulated the CUCG graduating students of 2015 on their achievement and entreated them to be hardworking, truthful, assertive, open-minded and dedicated to duty as they moved into the competitive global job market.

Also in a speech read on his behalf, Professor Ernest Aryeetey, Vice-Chancellor (VC) of the University of Ghana (UG) said since August 2014, the UG had restructured its academic and governance system to ensure uniformity and ease of decision-making, emphasising that the university had moved away from the former “mix of colleges and faculties into a full blown collegiate system”.

Prof. Aryeetey said currently the UG operated under four main colleges comprising, College of Basic and Applied Sciences, College of Health Sciences, College of Humanities and College of Education, saying each college consisting of schools and departments is headed by a Provost reporting directly to the VC.

He explained that it was in view of the changes that the UG had to review its statutes to make rooms for the new colleges to operate under the current dispensation.

Prof. Aryettey said a new 10-year strategic plan of the UG was launched in December last year to replace the old one, aimed at repositioning the institution to become an intensive research one, with emphasis on graduate studies.

He said the nine strategic priorities for the UG to attain world class status by 2020 include the areas of research, teaching and learning, gender and diversity, institutional processes, Financial performance, asset management and monitoring and evaluation.

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