UCC decentralises services of Centre for Continuing Education

University of Cape Coast_UCCThe University of Cape Coast (UCC) Centre for Continuing Education (CCE) has decentralized its activities to Regional study Centres in its bid to address some of the challenges faced by both staff and students.

The move would afford Regional Resident Tutors to have the opportunity to address the needs of students before reporting to the centre in Cape Coast.

Professor Domwini Kuupole, Vice Chancellor of the UCC, made this known on Thursday when he matriculated 2,582 new students into the University to pursue various programmes in Business and Psychology through the distance learning programme.

The students from all the 10 regions across the country where the CCE has study centres were among 10,722 students admitted by the Centre for the 2012/2013 academic year.

On Monday, 8,140 students who are pursuing Education related programmes took their matriculation oath.

Prof. Kuupole said the decentralization exercise needed to be intensified and Regional Resident Tutors empowered the more for them to be effective, adding that more and better measures were being put in place to sure its effectiveness.

He urged the students to make maximum use of the services of the staff in the regions in order to reduce the risk of their having to travel to the main Centre in Cape Coast.

Prof Kuupole said a Counseling Unit had also been opened for students at the Centre in Cape Coast where academic, career, personal, social and group counseling are taken care of and that if a student’s case is beyond the district and regional offices, they could refer it to Cape Coast.

He advised them, particularly those who are full time workers, to plan their lives and times of study very well and make every effort to attend face-to-face lecture sessions as regularly as possible.

Source: GNA

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