An orientation programme for fresh students admitted to pursue various undergraduate and postgraduate programmes for the 2016/17 Academic Year of the University Cape Coast has been opened at the University.
The orientation programme is being held under the auspices of the Office of the Dean of Students of the University and it is designed to provide the fresh students with information that will help them settle-in properly as they commence their studies.
Officials of the Office of the Dean of Students, Directorate of Academic Planning and Quality Assurance (DAPQA), Department of Communication Studies, Electricity Section, Ghana National Fire Service took turns to take the students through topics such rule and regulation for students, academic quality, overview of communication skills, energy conservation and fire safety respectively.
The Registrar of the University, Mr. John Kofi Nyan, called on the fresh students to pay attention to information being provided by the various resource persons for them to be equipped properly for their journey on campus.This he said was necessary given the fact that they now find themselves in completely new environment where things were done quite differently from their previous learning situations.
“You are being provided the opportunity to be informed as you are in transition from one stage to the other on the education ladder”.
The Dean of Students, Prof. Koawo Edjah, advised the new students to read the Students Handbook carefully and also seek advice so as to acquaint themselves with all the rules and regulations so that they don’t fall foul of the ‘law’ since that was the sure way to make life comfortable for them on campus. “You must put yourselves together and apply the rules and regulations to all that you do here as students”, he said.
The Chairman for the opening ceremony and Pro-Vice –Chancellor, Prof. George K. T. Oduro reiterated statements made by previous speakers by reminding the students that “If you do not manage the freedom you now have well, there will be trouble. But if you manage it well by practicing good time management it will be good for you”.
The Pro-Vice-Chancellor told the students to be guided by the truth even as they seek academic laurels noting that “At UCC, we pursue truth and do not compromise on quality”. Prof. Oduro asked them to disabuse their minds of the perception that UCC was a difficult place to study and rather work hard in their studies and would not regret they chose the University over all others. “If you go through this University and find yourself at any work place it is then that you realize that you were at the right place for your studies”.