University of Cape Coast matriculates 1,561 students into sandwich programmes

A total of 1,561 students were on Monday, matriculated into Diplomas, First Degrees and Post Graduate programmes under the University of Cape Coast’s (UCC) sandwich programme.

The sandwich programme provides opportunity for workers in particular, to undertake further studies and to enhance their potential since they cannot join the main stream due to work schedules.

Professor Jane Naana Opoku Agyemang, Vice Chancellor of UCC, in a brief remark enumerated the importance of the ceremony saying students are sworn in to abide by the rules and regulation of the university, while they are entitled as students to all privileges, rights and responsibilities of the university.

She urged students to take their studies seriously and continue with the level of enthusiasm they exhibited from the beginning the programme as past records show that most students relax mid way through the programmes and are unable to complete their course within the stipulated time.

Prof. Opoku-Agyemang warned that the university would not compromise on discipline so students should eschew all forms of vices in order not to ruin their academic dreams.

She said for students to have comfortable, profitable and enjoyable stay in the university, they should endeavour to abide by the rules and regulations governing the university.

Prof. Opoku-Agyemang advised students to establish good study habits because the bulk of the study depends on the quality of research conducted by them and the efforts they put into their studies adding that the lectures were there to guide them through their course.

She said the academic board of the university has approved the introduction of “novel post graduate programme” so that students will write short papers as parts of their evaluation to replace the one document thesis which most students are not able to complete.

Prof. Opoku-Agyemang in this regard urged the various faculties of the university to assist students to complete the programme on time.

She urged students to make good use of the libraries, internet facilities and all other services at their disposal on campus for their research adding that there was no excuse for students to complain of lack of books and inadequate information.

Source: GNA

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