The University was established out of a dire need for highly qualified and skilled manpower in education to provide leadership and enlightenment.
Its original mandate was therefore to train graduate professional teachers for Ghana’s second cycle institutions and the Ministry of Education, in order to meet the manpower needs of the country’s accelerated education programme at the time.
Today, with the expansion of some of its faculties and the diversification of programmes, the University has the capacity to meet the manpower needs of other ministries and industries in the country, besides that of the Ministry of Education.
Credit: Inform Teachers network
In recent times UCC has signed an MOU
The University of Cape Coast (UCC) and University of Rhode Island (URI) in the United States of America have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish cooperative relations between the two institutions. The collaboration will particularly focus on developing academic and cultural interchanges in education and research.
Subject to mutual consent, the area of cooperation includes any programme offered at either of the two institutions where it is believed the cooperation is feasible and desirable and will contribute to fostering and developing a mutually beneficial relationship.
Subject to mutual agreement and availability of funding, exchange of faculty members of both universities, exchange of students on the baccalaureate and/or graduate level as well as joint research activities would be carried out. Also, participation in seminars and academic meetings, exchange of academic materials and other information, academic and other staff development programmes as well as special short-term academic programmes (training and workshops) will be considered under the agreement.
Professor Marc Parlange, President of URI who signed on behalf of the University expressed appreciation to UCC for their dedication, good working relationship and commitment to ensure this MoU benefits both parties.
The Vice-Chancellor of UCC, Professor Johnson Nyarko Boampong, was grateful to URI for reposing trust in the University. He was of the conviction that the MoU will help shape research, boost capability and capacity, and encourage cultural diversity among students, faculty, and staff of both institutions.
Prof. Johnson Nyarko Boampong, who is on a working visit to some strategic partners of UCC in the USA, has so far visited four Universities including Bucknell University, Salisbury University, University of Buffalo, and University of Rhode Island. He is scheduled to meet another group of UCC alumni in the USA on Saturday, 2nd April, 2022 at Newark.
Source: Documentation and Information Section-UCC