OVERVIEW OF UNIVERSITY OF CAPE COAST - UCC
University of Cape coast was established in October,1962 as
a university college.
The university has the following strategic plans:
(i) To improve upon management capacity and institutional governance structure.
(ii)To create an organizational culture that enhances efficiency, discipline and commitment.
(iii)To aggressively develop linkages with local and foreign institutions and partnership with industry.
University Of Cape Coast offers the following
(i)College of Education Studies
(ii)College of Distance Education
(iii)College of Humanities and Legal Studies
(iv)College of Health and Allied Sciences
(v)College of Agriculture and Natural Sciences
In response to the changing needs of society and those of the entire Ghanaian education enterprise, the University of Cape Coast has, over the last several years, progressively added to its traditional functions, the training of educational planners, administrators, agriculturalists, actuarial scientists, optometrists, information technologists, biochemists, environmentalists, laboratory technologists and experts in commerce, management, tourism, population and family life education, water and sanitation, molecular biology, biotechnology, computer science and livestock system managers.
From an initial student enrolment of 155 in 1963, the University of Cape Coast now has a total student population of over 35,922. The break down is as follows: 14,815 Regular Undergraduate Students, 2,146 Sandwich Students and 18,018 Distant Learning Students.
The University of Cape Coast admitted a total of 4,251 students into its various programmes for the 2009/2010 Academic Year. These were selected from a total of 11,730 candidates who applied for admission to the University.
In the 2008/2009 academic year, 1320 sandwich students were admitted to undertake Diploma, undergraduate and post-graduate studies. The number was made up of 941 post-graduate applicants and 379 undergraduate applicants. By gender distribution, 634 of the post-graduate applicants were males and 307 females. For the undergraduate applicants, 233 were males and 146 females.
The University of Cape Coast has, over the years, been admitting students from less endowed schools and other areas through the remedial science programme, mature students' entrance examinations and concessionary selections from deprived schools identified by the Joint Admissions Board. For the 2008/2009 Academic Year, the University went further to admit about 80 students from a number of deprived schools in Ghana. For example, students were admitted from the Three Town Secondary School, Volta Region; Bonzo-Kaku Secondary School, Western Region; Obrakyire Secondary School, Central Region; Dagbong State Secondary Technical, Northern Region and Lassia Tuolo Secondary School, Upper West Region, among others to study various degree programmes. Besides these, a scholarship scheme has been established to cater for needy but brilliant students from communities around the University. The seed money was provided by the Trust Bank.
As part of its desire to vigorously promote distance education, the Centre for Continuing Education (CCE) has acquired sites in seven out of ten regions for the construction of permanent study centres. The centres will eventually serve as UCC campuses in the regions to run some campus-based programmes. Additionally, there is a sixty-billion Cedis IGF funded building complex for the CCE.
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