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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.

File Photo: UCC Department Of Optometry Outreach

The Department of Optometry of the University of Cape Coast (UCC) has undertaken an outreach programme in three communities within the Cape Coast metropolis, Twifo Hemang Lower Denkyira district and the Komenda, Edina, Eguafo, Abirem municipality to help people with eye related problems.

The screening exercise which lasted for three days was with the support of six volunteer optometrists from Vision Aid Overseas, an international organization in the UK.

Mr. Kwabena Antwi-Konadu

Media persons in Ghana have been charged to use their platforms to project values and principles that build a cohesive bond towards national integration.

To achieve this, journalists and owners of media houses, are not to allow their platforms to be used to project individual parochial interests. Journalists in the discharge of their duties must put the interest of the nation ahead of their commercial interests to avert denigrating the image of the country on the global scene.

UCC SRC President - Tony Henry Arthur

The President of the Students’ Representative Council (SRC) of University of Cape Coast (UCC), Tony Henry Arthur has called on management of the University to liaise with necessary stakeholders to build a befitting police station at the New Site of the university.

He says the location of the UCC police station at the Old Site is not enough to address security concerns on campus and that a befitting modern police station could be sited at the new site to augment security on campus.

Minister for Information - Mustapha Hamid

The Honourable Minister for Information, Mustapha Hamid has charged student leaders not to allow themselves to be used as appendages of political parties. Mr. Hamid was concerned with what appeared to be the dimension where student leaders see their positions as opportunity to mobilize students for party politics.

He bemoaned, with particular reference, the present divisions at the front of National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS) and explained that such situations misplace the focus of student leadership.

File Photo : Casford Hall Cadet

Management of University of Cape Coast (UCC) has taken an approach to beef up security on campus by engaging members of the various cadet corps on campus as National Service Personnel.

This was announced by the Pro Vice Chancellor of the University, Professor George KT Oduro in response to concerns raised by the SRC President in his address at the launch of the 55th SRC Week Celebrations yesterday.

The strategy, the Pro VC indicated, is a short term measure to address the situation of armed robbery and burglary that have become a chronic concern in the University community.

The Central Regional Highway Patrol Team has announced the arrest of a suspect believed to be trafficking 21 children between the ages of 2 and 17 years.

The Suspect, Daniel Essel, aged 26 was arrested on Sunday at about 4:30 pm at Gomoa Dunkwa, while driving a Hyundai Grace vehicle with registration number GW 6076-17 which had the 21 children on board.

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