UCC Management & Student Leadership Strategise to Ensure a Conducive Academic Environment on Campus
Management of the University and Student Leadership has been held the second retreat for the 2017/2018 academic year in Takoradi.
The three-day retreat was aimed at reviewing activities of the University since the last retreat in February; and also outline measures that would help provide a conducive academic environment for members of the University Community.
Presenting a report on the feedback of resolutions of the previous management and students’ leadership retreat held on February 2018, the Chairman of the Committee for Monitoring and Evaluation of Management and Student Leadership Retreat, Dr. Eugene Darteh, said Departments/Units/Sections had taken steps to address most of the issues raised at the previous retreat. He however, recommended that specific timelines must be put in place, supported by budget to achieve the resolutions of subsequent retreats. He noted that this measures would help to improve the academic and social lives of students and staff of the University.
As part of proceedings, there were presentations by the Dean of Students, Head of Security, Students’ Representative Council (SRC), Dean, School of Graduate Studies, Director of Health Services and Director of Academic Affairs. Presentations were also made by the Director of Information and Communications Technology, Director of Physical Development and Estate Management and Hall masters/warden of the various halls.
Participants had opportunity to discuss the various presentations and came out with some resolutions at the end the retreat. The resolutions touched on strengthening security on campus; provision of quality ICT services; ensuring healthy environment in the halls and regular maintenance of University facilities.
The Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Prof. George K. T. Oduro in his remarks commended the cordiality with which issues were discussed during Management and Student Leadership Retreat. He said the retreat would be his last as Pro-Vice-Chancellor since his term of office ends in December, 2018.
Prof. Oduro thanked Management and Student Leadership for the recognition accorded him during the past three years retreat. He recommended that the retreat should continue to be organised to foster close collaboration between Management and Student Leadership to transform UCC as the University of Competitive Choice.
In his closing remarks, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Joseph Ghartey Ampiah, commended participants for being decorous in their contributions to the issues discussed at the retreat. He urged all the heads in-charge of the various issues raised at the retreat to work towards address them as early as possible.
The team of University Management comprised the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Joseph Ghartey Ampiah; the Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Prof. G. K. T. Oduro; the Registrar, Mr. J. K. Nyan; the Director of Finance, Mrs. Elizabeth Obese; Provost, College of Agriculture and Natural Sciences, Prof. L. K. Sam-Amoah,; Provost, College of Education Studies, Prof. Eric Magnus Wilmot, Provost; College of Distance Educationa, Prof. Isaac Galyuon. Other members of management were, Representative of the Provost, College of Humanities and Legal Studies, Prof. Francis Eric Amuquandoh; Representative of the Provost, College of Health and Allied Sciences, Prof. Joojo Eghan
The rest included some directors of directorates, heads of the various hall of residence, the Dean and Vice-Dean of Students’ Affairs, the Head of Security; JCRC Presidents of the various halls of residence; Past and Current Presidents of the Student Representative Council, Graduate Students’ Association of Ghana – UCC Chapter and Distance Education Students Association of Ghana.