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The Vice Chancellor of the University of Cape Coast (UCC), Prof. Joseph Ghartey Ampiah, has called on industry to show sincere interest in research outcomes from universities, in order to achieve a fruitful connection between academia and industry.

He says the wide gap between what universities teach, and what industry expects, exists because industry doesn’t have the needed confidence in investing in research outcomes.

The academic board of the University of Cape Coast [UCC] has given its approval for the establishment of the School of Economics and the School of Development Studies in the College of Humanities and Legal studies.

Vice Chancellor of the University - Professor Joseph Ghartey Ampiah who made the disclosure added; "efforts to maintain the University of Cape Coast as a University of competitive choice, has received goodwill and support from many quarters".

Addressing graduands at the 2nd session of the 50th congregation of the University today, Professor Ghartey Ampiah was full of gratitude and extended his felicitations to individuals and institutions through whose efforts students continue to receive sponsorship packages.

A graduating student of the School of Business of the University of Cape Coast, Emmanuel Ofosu, has claimed nine [9] awards as the overall Best Graduating Student of the College of Humanities & Legal Studies with a Cumulative Grade Point Average [CGPA] of 3.898.

Mr. Ofosu who graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce - First Class honours also received the overall Best Graduating Business Student.

In his Valedictory Address, he admonished his colleagues to focus on the future and be ambassadors of positive change.

As part of commitment to widen the scope of academic engagement of the University of Cape Coast [UCC], the university has established relationships with eighteen [18] local and international institutions of higher learning. The move is to open new gateways for knowledge, research and academic exchange.

He noted the university is committed to staying active on the international scene by cooperating with other institutions of higher learning to achieve development and meaningful outputs.

This was revealed by the Vice Chancellor of UCC at the 2nd session of the 50th Congregation of the university on Thursday.