The University of Cape Coast, UCC, has signed an Affiliation Agreement and Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with 16 institutions.
The agreements among others are meant to deepen relationship between UCC and the institutions.
The institutions are Anglican University College of Technology, College of Integrated Healthcare, Fountainhead Christian College, Institute for Development and Technology Management, Institute for Security, Disaster and Emergency Studies, Joyce Ababio College of Creative Design, Klintaps and Miezah College of Health.
The rest are Modal College, Sogakope; Mount Hebron College, Nana Afia Kobi Serwaa Ampem II Nursing Training College, Pentecost University College, Shiv-India Institute of Management and Technology, Spiritan University College and St. Margaret College.
The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Joseph Ghartey Ampiah, signed on behalf of the University, while the Rectors, Principals and Directors initialed on behalf their respective institutions.
Group photo after MoU signing Photo: ucc.edu.gh
Speaking at the signing ceremony, Prof. Ampiah said the university was committed to working with the affiliated institutions to excel to enable them to get autonomy to mentor other up and coming University colleges in future.He added that there was the need for all to abide by the rules of the partnership for success to be achieved.
He said the university and its partner institutions have responsibilities to fulfil under the MOU and added that he was optimistic that all the institutions involved in the partnership would live up to expectation.
"We want you to conform to the standards. Our hope and aspiration is that one day you become an institution which will also mentor other institutions. I have confidence in you to deliver quality education to students," he stated.
On behalf of the affiliated institutions, the President of the Anglican University College, Prof. Albert A. Addo-Quaye, expressed gratitude to UCC for its mentoring role and was of the hope that there would be fruitful collaboration between UCC and the affiliated institutions till the institutions were ready to be chartered.
He said heads of the institutions were of the firm conviction that there would be an improved relationship between UCC and the institutions until such a time that they would be granted a charter. He gave the assurance that the affiliated institutions would abide by the contents of the MoU to the core