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The Vice Dean of the Faculty of Arts, University of Cape Coast Professor Peter Kojo Grant, has indicated that the President’s promise to make Accra the neatest city in Africa cannot be possible in the first term of his administration.

He is of the view that the current state and peculiar problems of Accra would make it very difficult for the president to fulfill his promise in his first term of office.

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One key fundamental challenge of the country has been graduate unemployment. The situation is a worrying trend which in a bid to address, has generated series of dialogue between industry and academia.

The seemingly unending bane has affected social cohesion thus impeding developmental progress of the country.

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The head of Department of Arts, Social Sciences Education [DASSE] of University of Cape Coast [UCC], Reverend Professor Seth Asare Danso has proposed that the number of subjects that students are examined on at the Junior High School level should be reduced to five [5].

In an interaction on the Atlantic Wave of ATLFM on Friday, he noted that the reduction of the number of subjects to three as proposed by Dr. Patrick Awuah, President of Ashesi University will make students treat some subjects as not important; hence calling for an increase.

Dr. Spio Gabrah

The Former Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr. Ekow Spio Gabrah has challenged students of University of Cape Coast to develop their talents and not sit on them since it would be very beneficial for students to take the responsibility of ensuring that their God-given talents were developed.

Dr Spio Gabrah who made these comments when he was delivering his keynote address at the UCC-SRC “Idea Challenge” Grand Finale implored all students to look out for problems in society and find possible answers to them.