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UCC SRC 2017/2018 executives

The executives of the University of Cape Coast [UCC] Students' Representative Council [SRC] earlier today, launched its 55th week celebration.

The launch which took place at the Parliament Grounds on campus, saw in attendance, several dignitaries including the Minister for Information Honourable Mustapha Hamid, Pro Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cape Coast Professor George K.T Oduro, a representative for Cape Coast South Member of Parliament Honourable Barbara Ayisi, a representative for the CEO of EIB Network Bola Ray  and Paramount Chief of Apewosika and Kokoado Nana Kweku Enu II.

The Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the University of Mines and Technology (UMaT) at the GNPC Foundation Head office in Takoradi.

The ceremony, marking yet another remarkable collaboration between industry and academia, would see GNPC commit $250,000 each year to UMaT for the next four years to establish a Professorial Chair of Mining Engineering and to support research.

The Ghana Education Service (GES) in the Central Region is cautioning heads of second cycle institutions against preventing West African Examination Council (WAEC) candidates from writing their exams.

According to the service, the candidates after registering for the WAEC examinations have a contract with WAEC and as such, no head of institution has the right to prevent them from sitting for the exams on grounds of insubordination, truancy, default in paying school fees and pregnancy.

The Central Regional PRO of the GES, Mr. Alexander Smart Tawiah, gave the caution in an interaction with ATL FM News. His caution comes after a candidate of the Nyakrom Senior High /Technical School in Swedru was prevented from writing a paper on Monday for being pregnant.

A senior lecturer at the Faculty of Law of University of Ghana, Prof Raymond Atuguba has emphasized that Ghana needs a complete reform of the law school curriculum to improve the study of law as an essential field for the development of the judiciary.

Aside the need for reforms in the study of law, he also pointed disconnect of some Ghanaian laws with the reality of situations making the law, in a number of instances, not entirely a transformative tool for society. According to him, the entire legal system in Ghana has not been given the needed attention.

Prof Raymond Atuguba made this statement in a speech he delivered at the Rev Fr. Bonabom Memorial lecture organized by the Law Students Union of University Cape Coast in honour of the late Rev Fr. Bonabom, under whose chairmanship the Law Students Union was established.

The University of Cape Coast (UCC) Parliamentary Council has for the second time in a row, been declared winners of the commonwealth debate organised by Parliament of Ghana in collaboration with the British Council in Accra on March 12 this year.

The competition which was on the theme “Towards a common Future” formed part of activities to mark this year’s Commonwealth Day celebration.

The competition was fiercely contested among ten institutions namely; University of Cape Coast, University of Ghana, University of Education, Kumasi Campus and Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.

The Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Prof. George K. T. Oduro, has called on African governments to put premium on university education by investing more in the sub-sector to improve on the quality of delivery.

“if African governments want universities to deliver quality education and quality research, then they must prioritize university education and invest more in the sub-sector”, he noted.

He said African governments must enact policies that will enhance funding opportunities for universities.

NAGRAT President, Eric Angel Carbonou

The National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT) has called off its indefinite strike over the failure by the government to make good its pledges to pay arrears owed teachers.

The association announced its decision to suspend its strike after a meeting with the Employment and Labour Relations Ministry and other stakeholders in Accra last Monday.

The decision by the teachers union to call off the strike last Monday evening was because it said it was satisfied with negotiations made with the government to pay the arrears.

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