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Prof. George K. T. Oduro

The Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cape Coast [UCC], Prof. George K. T. Oduro, has noted that community schools have a role to play in nurturing future leaders for sustainable development.

He said it is important to develop in the younger ones the spirit of nationalism that will make them internalize the values embedded in the nation’s motto of “Freedom and Justice”.

Prof. Oduro said Ghana needs a leadership that would create opportunities for all citizens to enjoy freedom in job acquisition and career pursuit without political, religious or tribal discrimination.

A retired justice of the Supreme Court, Justice Vincent Cyril Richard Arthur Charles [V.C.R.A.C] Crabbe has charged law students of University of Cape Coast [UCC] to inculcate fundamental legal principles in the pursuit of the legal profession.

Justice Crabbe stated that these principles when imbibed by students in the legal field could earn them commanding positions within and out of the law and bring prestige to the profession.

Speaking at the third annual Legal Luminaries Platform, organized by the Law Students’ Union of UCC advised them against engaging in conducts which are prejudicial to the administration of justice or act in a manner likely to delimit the confidence in the legal profession or the administration of justice.

The University of Cape Coast (UCC) has won the men’s category of this year’s Inter-University cross country competition held at the University of Mines and Technology ( UMAT) in Tarkwa.

ATL FM’s news report said the University of Education, Winneba, (UEW), took the second position, University of Ghana (UG) came third and the University for Development Studies(UDS) placed fourth in the men’s category. University of Energy and Natural Resouces (UNENR), UMAT, University of Professional Studies (UPSA) and University of Health and Allied Sciences(UHAS) also earned deserved positions.

In the women category, University for Development Studies took the first position with 31points to unseat UCC which came second with 75 points, followed by University of Education (UEW) with 119 points to place third. University of Ghana, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), UPSA with 127, 206, 275 points.

Lecturers have been advised to be mindful of their delivery strategies during classes.

According to the Director of the Centre for Teaching Support, Prof. D.D. Adjei, the methods some lecturers adopt to teach make teaching and learning unattractive to students who sometimes lose interest in the subject.

He said: “Some of the methods use by lectures are largely teacher centered which brings about low cognitive learning”.

Prof. Agyei was speaking at a forum organised by the School of Agriculture on the theme “Enhancing the Competitiveness of the School of Agriculture of the University of Cape Coast as an institution of Choice in Ghana”. Prof. Agyei, who was speaking on the topic “ Being an Effective Lecturer”, said effective lecturing was characterized by enthusiasm and impressiveness, clarity and interaction.