The vice chancellor of University of Cape Coast, Prof. Joseph Ghartey Ampiah says a total of seven thousand six hundred and sixty three (7, 663) females have been admitted to UCC's distance Education programme for this year.
This number, Prof Ampiah notes, represents a 2.4% increase in last year's number of females admitted to the programme.
The vice chancellor notes, the high female ratio means the achievement of a male- female ratio of 50:50 in distance education is feasible in the not too distant future.
Prof. Ghartey Ampiah said these in an address at the 16th matriculation ceremony held at the university for both undergraduate and post graduate distance education students from the Central and Western regions on Thursday.
Prof. Ampiah added that University of Cape Coast is determined to improve upon its quality of distance education delivery and as a result the College of Distance Education has embarked on a number of strategies to achieve this objective.
A total of 17, 501 applicants were offered admission for this year to pursue both undergraduate and post-graduate programmes by distance in various disciplines. The number comprises 16, 682 undergraduates and 819 post graduate students. For the undergraduate students, 12, 312 students are pursuing education related programmes while 4, 370 are pursuing business related programmes.
Source: ATL FM NEWS