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The Department of Conservation Biology and Entomology of University of Cape Coast in collaboration with Ghana Science Association, GSA, has organized a programme to commemorate this year’s World Malaria Day ahead of the international event scheduled for Wednesday April 25.

The programme was on the theme, “Living with mosquitoes in Cape Coast: the threats, mitigation and the role of Science”. The programme focused on malaria control in Cape Coast. There was also a display of the specimen of different mosquito species and posters on mosquito breeding habits in Cape Coast and Elmina.

Women are less susceptible to corruption and hence can better manage key government organisations to reduce the challenge of dishonesty bedeviling the country. This is according to the Pro VC of University of Cape Coast, Prof. George K. T. Oduro.

He says the dominance of men in key positions is the key bane on the progress in the fight against corrupt practices.

Senior staff Association of University of Cape Coast (SSA-UCC) has officially held a ceremony to sendoff its chairperson, Mr. Daniel Arthur Egyir and hand over the mantle to the vice, Mr. Charles Amos Odoom.

The transfer of power became necessary due to Mr. Egyir‘s promotion to become a member of the Ghana Association of University Administrators (GAUA).

The Director of Quality Assurance and Academic Planning at the Cape Coast Technical University, Rev H.A Ndebugri says universities need to design innovative programmes that turn ideas into products for national development.

According to him, Ghana has over the years produced more people to fit into white colour jobs than producing people who are innovative to start their own business.

Dr. John Ofori – Tenkorang

The Director General of the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT), Dr. John Ofori – Tenkorang has urged students of University of Cape Coast to put their ideas into great innovations and business while studying in school.

Citing world-renowned individuals such as Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Albert Einstein among others who made great innovations and major successes during their time as students, Dr. Ofori- Tenkorang prompted the students of their bright talents which according to him can be turned to great innovations.

Barclays Bank Ghana Limited has launched its Barclays Tertiary Awards at a ceremony held at the University.

The award seeks to provide financial support in the form of scholarships to deserving students to go through their tertiary education without any financial difficulty. It was for this reason that Barclays after a thorough selection procedure selected 20 students based on their academic performances. They were given a laptop computer each to facilitate their academic work.

Explaining the rationale behind the awards, the Head of Communications of the Bank, Mr. Cyril Nai said time was changing very fast, therefore, there was the need for students to get training that would help them to achieve their aims in order to help in nation building.

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