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A former Pro Vice Chancellor of University of Cape Coast [UCC], Professor Kobina Yankson has described as worrying the disconnection between established Technical Universities and existing senior high schools.

According to him, majority of the senior high schools in the country are, in his words, “Grammar schools” with a few technical and vocational components. This situation he notes defeats the purpose for which technical universities exist.

He told ATL FM News, “In the 21st century all economies are dependent on science and technology for development and so when we converted our polytechnics into Technical universities, we thought the idea was to increase the critical mass of technologist and that was a great idea but the disconnect was that we did not prepare the secondary level to feed the technical universities”.

The Director of the Counselling Centre of the University of Cape Coast [UCC], Prof. Godwin Awabil has called on teachers to instill in their students study skills to improve their academic performances.

He noted that one of the missing links in Ghana’s educational system is the absence of study skills which many teachers have failed to teach their students.

“We present our lessons to students and ask them to learn without the specific techniques that they would use in learning so that they can improve upon their academic performance,” he observed.

Prof. George K. T. Oduro

The Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cape Coast [UCC], Prof. George K. T. Oduro, has noted that community schools have a role to play in nurturing future leaders for sustainable development.

He said it is important to develop in the younger ones the spirit of nationalism that will make them internalize the values embedded in the nation’s motto of “Freedom and Justice”.

Prof. Oduro said Ghana needs a leadership that would create opportunities for all citizens to enjoy freedom in job acquisition and career pursuit without political, religious or tribal discrimination.

A retired justice of the Supreme Court, Justice Vincent Cyril Richard Arthur Charles [V.C.R.A.C] Crabbe has charged law students of University of Cape Coast [UCC] to inculcate fundamental legal principles in the pursuit of the legal profession.

Justice Crabbe stated that these principles when imbibed by students in the legal field could earn them commanding positions within and out of the law and bring prestige to the profession.

Speaking at the third annual Legal Luminaries Platform, organized by the Law Students’ Union of UCC advised them against engaging in conducts which are prejudicial to the administration of justice or act in a manner likely to delimit the confidence in the legal profession or the administration of justice.