The University of Cape Coast (UCC) has graduated its first batch of law students from the Faculty of Law.
The 55 students, out of which eight had first class, were amongst a total of 4,991 students who graduated during the second to fourth sessions of UCC’s 49th congregation, at the weekend.
The three-year Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) degree was introduced in line with the university’s mission to produce high-calibre of legal scholars and researchers.
Outgoing Vice Chancellor, Prof. Domwini Kuupole, noted that the faculty had become outstanding amongst other faculties in the country within a short period of its establishment.
He attributed the faculty’s rapid progress to the unique courses offered at the faculty, adding that the facility also attached students to the courts as clerks to enable them have practical experience.
He said students were also required to pursue professional development courses alongside their studies leading to the receipt of separate certificates after graduation.
Prof. Kuupole announced that health sciences education programmme offered by the Department of Science and Mathematics Education had been reviewed.
He said specialised degree programmes in Midwifery, General Nursing, Mental Public Health and Gerontology education had been introduced.
The faculty of Social Sciences has also developed programmes in master’s degree in Population and Health, Development Management, Tourism Management among others.
As part of efforts to enhance teacher education in the country, he said the university’s Institute of Education had signed affiliation agreement with 44 Colleges of Education.
He expressed gratitude to government for projects ongoing on campus and appealed that the ongoing ones should be completed before new ones are initiated to avoid the stalling of projects due to limited resources.
Nana Sam Brew Butler, Chairman of the UCC Council, for his part, advised the graduating students to be sincere in their chosen fields, further their education and always strive for excellence.
From Jonathan Donkor, Cape Coast