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A non-governmental organisation, Nation Builders, has launched a project dubbed " Help a Child Read " at the Archbishop Amissah Memorial School at Duakor, a fishing community near the University.

The project is aimed at inculcating the culture of reading into school children to improve learning outcomes. As part of the launch, Nation Builders donated assorted reading books to the school. Nation Builders, established by some undergraduate and M.Phil students of the University of Cape Coast, is also expected to expand the project across schools in the Central region.

The Department of Communication Studies has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Department of Literature at Uppsala University, Sweden, to strengthen research work, promote developmental outreach and, cross cultural knowledge and understanding among staff, faculty and students of both institutions.

Other areas of the collaboration include exchange of students, exchange of faculty, collaborative research projects and curriculum development, exchange academic materials and published information.

The Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cape Coast, Prof. George K. T. Oduro, has noted that community schools has a role to play in nurturing future leaders for sustainable development by developing in 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 needed a type of leadership that would create opportunities for all citizens to enjoy freedom in job acquisition and career pursuit without political, religious or tribal discrimination, freedom to express constructive views on national initiatives and not being unnecessarily tagged on politically motivated attacks.

The Dean of Academic Affairs of the Ghana Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Prof. Vladimir Antwi-Danso, has noted that African countries could attain the vision of integration amongst themselves by utilizing opportunities such as political union, economic union, common market, customs union and free trade.

He mentioned bad governance, lack of trait transformational leaders, high dependence of Africa Union on European countries for funding, instability, and many others, as some of the factors that have contributed to the economic woes of the African continent.

Delivering a public lecture on the theme, “New Opportunities for Economic Integration in Africa in the Era of Ultra-Nationalist Movements in Europe and North America”, Prof. Antwi-Danso observed that global nationalism was as a result of unresolved colonial mistakes, post-cold war realities, failure of multi-culturalism, political economy of integration and the cost of multilateralism and rise in unilateralism.

The Association of Biomedical Science Students (ABS) of University of Cape Coast (UCC) took time off academic work to socialize through sporting activities and an elegant exhibition of the works of young entrepreneurs in the association last Saturday at the UCC sports complex.

The leadership of Biomedical Students Association organized their first internal socialization program in four years at the UCC sports complex with the aim of uniting members of the association and also providing the medium for students to ease pent-up stress associated with academics through sporting activities such as football, basketball, draft, ludu, cards and volleyball.

The Directorate of Research, Innovative and Consultancy (DRIC), in collaboration with the Elsevier, has organised a capacity-building workshop for Senior Members to enhance their knowledge in research and publication.

Addressing participants, the Director of Journal Services at Elsevier Publishing Development, Mrs. Annette Leeuwendal, urged academic staff to continously publish in order not to perish in the academic sector.

Mrs. Leeuwendal told the participants to do proper evaluation of their research areas and also find out which journal was right for their articles, before submission.

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