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Prof. Joseph Ghartey Ampiah

On April 15-18, 2018, Auburn University (AU) Outreach Global hosted the Vice-Chancellor of University of Cape Coast (UCC), Prof. Joseph Ghartey Ampiah, Prof. Rosemond Boohene, Dean of Centre for International Education, UCC, and Prof. Johnson Nyarko-Boampong Provost of College of Health and Allied Sciences, UCC, at AU campus as part of the two institutions collaborative engagements.

For the past three years, AU and UCC have implemented community service learning engagement in civic education, train-the-trainer programs, business initiatives and healthcare programs at Sekondi and Cape Coast, Ghana respectively.

Second lady of Ghana, Mrs. Samira Bawumia

The Second lady of Ghana, Mrs. Samira Bawumia, has advised female students of the University to broaden their horizon and acquire valuable skills that can make them competitive globally.

“The woman’s place is at the top and it is time we take up the challenging role not just in our schools and communities but in our society” she said.

Mrs. Bawumia gave the advice when she delivered an address at the Students’ Representative Council 21st Century Woman Programme which was on the theme “Developing the 21st Century Woman as an Asset, towards A Common Future”.

An alumnus of the University of Cape Coast, Dr. Daniel A. Wubah has been appointed as the President of Millersville University in the United States of America.

The Board of Governors of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education unanimously selected Dr. Daniel A. Wubah, a former provost and senior adviser to the president of Washington and Lee University, to be the next president of Millersville University of Pennsylvania, effective July 1.

Dr. Wubah was introduced to the university community at a reception on April 6. Dr. Wubah earned a Bachelor of Science with honours in botany and a Diploma in Education from the University of Cape Coast in Ghana, a Master of Science in biology from the University of Akron and a Ph.D. in botany and microbiology from the University of Georgia.

A research fellow at the University of Cape Coast, Dr. Mike Boakye-Yiadom has urged Ghanaian men to join in the fight against the sexual abuse of women across the world.

According to him, the issue of sexual harassment is on the rise and the agenda to kick against it must not be left for women only.

Speaking at a public lecture at Webster University on the #MeToo movement, Dr. Boakye Yiadom said sexual harassment policies within institutions must be implemented.

Former Ghanaian President, John Agyekum Kufuor, has charged business universities in Ghana to adopt the international practice of providing opportunities for academically qualified chief executives to teach in their institutions.

He said adopting such a practice will boost the capacity of Ghanaian universities will facilitate the training of students with the relevant proficiency and skill needed for them to succeed in their various places of work after their graduation.

The former president said this during the graduation ceremony of 11 students of the Nobel International Business School, (NIBS) in Accra, an institution affiliated to the Swiss Business School.

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.

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