The University of Cape Coast (UCC) has admitted 8,721 students for the 2022/2023 academic year to pursue various programmes through the regular mode of education delivery.
The number comprised 7,836 undergraduates and 885 postgraduate students.
Pro Vice Chancellor of UCC, Prof. Rosemond Boohene, gave the figures at a hybrid matriculation held virtually and in-person on the campus of the University on Friday.
She explained that the number of postgraduate students included 566 males and 319 females, while that of the undergraduate students comprised 4,388 and 3,444 males and females respectively.
Prof. Boohene said that the matriculation ceremony was held virtually and in-person due to the number of students admitted for the academic year.
She expressed the commitment of the University towards promoting quality education at all times.
Prof. Boohene indicated that the global recognition of the school enjoined all students to dedicate themselves to academic excellence while on campus.
She said the lecturers and other staff were committed to ensuring that the students excel in their academic journey.
She stated that the institution had some challenges with regards to residential facilities on campus, but was quick to add that management was committed to fixing such challenges.
UCC, according to the Pro Vice Chancellor, placed a high premium on the education of students, and called on the students to attend lectures regularly and also take their studies seriously.
Prof. Boohene explained that the University management had put in place the necessary measures to ensure that they get the needed attention in terms of health care and other areas.
According to her, a number of measures had been instituted to ensure students have access to adequate health care during their period of studies on campus.
She, therefore, admonished the students to visit the University hospital and a clinic on campus in case of any form of sickness, and also urged them adhere to all COVID-19 protocols as the pandemic was not yet over.
She reiterated the commitment of the University to providing the needed security at all times, and urged the students to use approved routes to and from lectures and other activities on campus, saying, “You must make sure that the routes are well lit”.
“We also urged all of you to make sure you walk in pairs to avoid falling prey to unscrupulous persons particularly in the night,” she stated.
FROM DAVID O. YARBOI-TETTEH,