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The Provost of the College of Agriculture and Natural Sciences, Prof. L.K Sam-Amoah, has received the newly-appointed Mission Director of USAID/Ghana, Ms. Sharon Cromer, at his office.

Ms. Cromer, who was accompanied by some members of the Mission, was in the University to introduce herself to the Provost and also used the opportunity to acquaint herself with progress of the project existing between the Center for Coastal Management (CCM) and the Mission.

The University of Cape Coast (UCC), through the Center for Coastal Management, entered into a partnership deal - Management Capacity Building Support Project - with the USAID GHANA in 2014.

Four affiliate institutions of the University of Cape Coast have participated in a workshop organised by the Institutional Affiliation Office (IAO) and the Centre for Teaching Support (CTS).

The workshop which is the third in a series for UCC affiliate institutions was held concurrently in Kumasi and Yendi. It was aimed at building the capacities of lecturers in the four affiliate institutions on assessment and research.

In Kumasi, lecturers of the Ghana Baptist University College (GBUC) and Spiritan University College (SUC) participated in the workshop whiles tutors of Yendi College of Health Sciences, and Animal Health and Production College, Pong-Tamale took part in that of Yendi.

The Provost of the College of Education Studies, Prof. Eric Magnus Wilmot, has presented a Toyota Hilux vehicle to the Center for Educational Research, Evaluation and Development (CERED) to facilitate its operational activites.

Established in 1992, the Center, which is the main research arm of the College, has been without a vehicle, making it difficult to carry out research works and also to woo non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and development partners for research proposals.

Speaking at a brief ceremony held at the forecourt of the College, Prof. Eric Magnus Wilmot said the vehicle broke down and the College took a decision aimed at repairing it to assist the transportation of officials of CESED.

The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Joseph Ghartey Ampiah, has received a delegation from the Bonn-Rhein -Sieg University of Applied Sciences, and I.U.B.H International University, both from Germany, and the University of Nairobi, Kenya, at the Council Chamber.

The University of Cape Coast School of Business has had a collaboration with the Bonn- Rhein -Sieg and University of Nairobi since 2012 in the areas of staff-students exchange. Staff and students visit their counterparts to learn best practices to improve on their knowledge and expertise.

The delegation was at the University to participate in a project meeting and thought it wise to call on the Vice-Chancellor to apprise him of the results of the collaboration so far.

Public Relations Officer of the Ghana Education Service (GES) said her outfit has not received any official complaint.

The Ghana Education Service has opened investigations into allegations by a 21-year old student of the Ejisuman Senior High School (SHS) in the Ashanti Region who confessed that she and her colleagues mostly engage in sexual acts with their teachers in order to pay their fees.

University of Ghana

The University of Ghana is in the process of reviewing its undergraduate study programmes to focus more on entrepreneurship, critical and analytical thinking, as well as intellectual development.

The Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ghana, Professor Samuel Kwame Offei, said going forward, their programmes at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, would concentrate on creating the 21st century graduate, by focusing on critical and analytical thinking, entrepreneurship and intellectual development, and on making all their programmes more responsive to the needs of the country and industry.

“We need to work together to ensure that the youth are well trained and ready for modern workplace by the time they leave school, and I am sure that all of us here today are committed to working to make sure that this does take place,” Prof Offei stated in his closing remarks at the end of the 69th Annual New Year School and Conference (ANYSC) in Accra.

A two-day workshop aimed at equipping Vice Principals and Assessment Officers of Colleges of Education (COE) with some special knowledge and skills on best practices in assessment is taking place at the University.

Organised by the Institute of Education, the workshop, which is intended to be a training of trainers, is being held on the theme “Improving Pre-Service Teachers’ Learning through Formative Assessment”.

Opening the workshop, the Director of the Institute, Prof. Frederick Ocansey, said the Institute was responsible for curriculum development, curriculum assessment (CA) and innovation for students of the Colleges of Education nationwide.

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