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The Director of the Directorate of Academic affairs of the University of Cape Coast [UCC] Jeff Teye Onyame, says there should be a broader consultation on the proposed centralized application procedure for admissions into public universities in the country.

According to Mr. Onyame, considering the number of universities in the country at the moment, it will be quiet difficult to implement such a policy and therefore needs further deliberations to arrive at a meaningful conclusion.

The Komenda Sugar factory will need close to 300,000 tonnes of sugar cane in order to have an effective running, research has proven. Available facts however indicates that the current production is nowhere near the expected figure.

This means there is the urgent need for government and other stakeholders to put up measures in order to ensure an effective performance of the factory.

These were revealed in a stakeholder’s forum organised by the Directorate of Research, Innovation and Consultancy [DRIC] of the University of Cape Coast [UCC] after a team of researchers presented their research findings on "Assessment Of Sustainable Feed-stock Supply To The Komenda Sugar Factory".

The School of Educational Development and Outreach of the Institute of Education, University of Cape Coast has held a two day training workshop for Vice Principals and assessment officers of the Colleges of Education in the country at the University of Cape Coast [UCC].

The workshop, “Training of trainers”, is aimed at equipping participants with knowledge and skills on best practices in assessment that will improve the organisation and administration in the various Colleges of Education.

Briefing the press, the Director of the Institute of Education Professor Frederick Ocansey said, the workshop is important for the Colleges of Education because it will afford participants the opportunity to review, critique and suggest improvement in the process and procedures used in the conduct of examination to improve future performance.

The Central Regional Police PRO, ASP Irene Oppong has revealed that four murder cases recorded in the region within the first month of the year 2018 were as a result of drug addiction.

If it can be recalled, a murder case recorded at Mempeasem, a suburb of Cape Coast, had a brother killing his own sister and another murder case had a gentleman in Kwapro killing his ex-fiancée. These are just two of the gruesome murder cases recorded in the region.

Responding to issues on the number of murder cases reported in the region, ASP Irene Oppong revealed that investigations made by the police show the background of murder suspects arrested were drug addicts, making it the major cause of most murder cases in Central Region.