Vice-Chancellor of UCC urged workers to work hard

A retiree (right) receiving his award from the Vice Chancellor of UCC, Prof Joseph Ghartey Ampiah

A retiree (right) receiving his award from the Vice Chancellor of UCC, Prof Joseph Ghartey Ampiah

The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cape Coast (UCC), Prof Joseph Ghartey Ampiah, has tasked workers of the University to work hard in order to enhance the development and image of the institution.

“I urge all employees to ponder over their attitude towards work as it contributes immensely to productivity and development,” he said.

Prof Ampiah was at the 2018 Send-off and Long Service Award Ceremony for distinguished staff who had contributed immensely to the development of the University during their working days.

A total of 86 members of staff who were retiring this year were honoured in various categories during the event.

They include: 18 senior members, 34 senior staff and 34 junior staff.

Prof Ampiah indicated that without the collective efforts of workers, the University would not have achieved the current state of development but was quick to say that currently, there was the need for collective responsibility of workers.

That, he explained, would help in contributing positively towards the growth of the institution and therefore, admonished the staff to demonstrate good work ethics such as loyalty, honesty, punctuality, trustworthiness, commitment and hard work at all times.

He acknowledged the retirees for a number of contributions they had in the development of the university in their various areas of operation.

The Vice Chancellor admonished them to join clubs and associations to enable them fraternize and stay healthy as they stepped into their new phase of life.

“I wish you well as you embark on another exciting journey of your lives. I believe that every stage of our life is a new beginning with its own opportunities therefore, embrace yourselves for such situations and offer yourselves as long as your health will allow”, he said.

Prof Ampiah reaffirmed the University’s commitment to resourcing the Welfare section of the University to enable it reach to out to more senior colleagues through the Retirees Outreach Programme.

He donated GHC10, 000 to the fund as his contribution towards resourcing the fund.

Prof Ampiah further said that, 110 retirees had so far been visited as a result of an outreach programme embarked by the welfare section of the university which started a few years ago and said that, the programme would be extended to cover more people.

He also gave an assurance that“Management will ensure that the university hospital is well resourced to provide specialized health care to benefit the university community, including our cherished senior citizens.”


Professor Peter Kofi Kwapong, on behalf of the other retirees, appealed to the University to explore the natural environment such as the rich forest and sea front for the benefit of the university, saying, “I would like to draw the university’s attention to two major things God has given us, the forest and the sea with its lagoons. We need to see that these are for the good of the university.”

From David O. Yarboi-Tetteh, Cape Coast

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