UCC Still committed to the training to people - Prof Yankson Cape Coast, Jan. 25, GNA – Professor Kobina Yankson, Chairman of the University of Cape Coast Anniversary Celebration Committee, has said the university would remain committed to the training of qualified teachers to meet the needs of the nation.

He said as the first university established to train teachers, about 50 percent of its student population was in the Faculty of Education and that the requisite facilities and programmes have been put in place to enhance the training of students.

Prof Yankson said this during a pre-launch cocktail held for the media and other partners of the UCC to share ideas on how to successfully celebrate the anniversary. 

The Year long celebration would be officially launched on February 18 and there would be a number of programmes including press conferences, regional alumni activities, sporting activities, inaugural lectures and alumni homecoming.

The others are the naming of streets and structures on campus after prominent personalities, construction of an anniversary park where busts of past Vice Chancellors would be built and a banquet would be organized where deserving personalities would be honoured.

Prof Yankson said one activity during the celebration of the anniversary would be the inauguration of an ICT centre which would be used as a training centre for students as well as a research centre for lecturers.

He said UCC was key to the education of teachers, agricultural extension officers and business administrators and that the university’s medical school (UCCSMS) would start graduating doctors next year.

Prof Yankson said the Medical School was using problem based learning method to train the doctors and that the school was a pace setter helping to meet the needs of the rural communities.

He said the university was running nine faculties and that the Faculty of Law would be introduced in August, adding that the university was leading in terms of student numbers with a total of 68,000 regular students 24,000 distance learning students and 2,000 sandwiched students.


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