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The University of Cape Coast Council Chairperson, Mrs. Nancy Thompson has inaugurated the University of Cape Coast Audit Committee to serve a two year term of office, which is also subject to renewal after the stipulated period.

The Audit Committee comes as a replacement for the University’s Audit Report Implementation Committee (ARIC), which was charged with the responsibility of ensuring that the institution carried out the recommendations made by its External Auditors. However following the promulgation of the Public Financial Management Act, 2016 (Act 921), ARIC has been replaced with the Audit Committee.

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Holy Child Senior High School has emerged winner of this year’s inter-schools debate organized by the Cape Coast Branch of the Ghana Science Association.

They garnered 90.2 points to beat their competitors, Edinaman Senior High school who had 83 points and Adisadel College who managed 82 points.

Speaking against the motion which was the use of mobile Phones being allowed in Schools, representatives of Holy Child Senior High School indicated the ills associated with the use of mobile phones at school. They cited the use of phones to perpetuate sexual immorality and the imminent danger it posed to the education of students. This made the team a preferred choice for the ultimate prize.

Zero Discrimination Day is marked annually on March 1. Since 2014, the day has been set aside by the United Nations to celebrate individuality, inclusion and human rights in order to promote tolerance, compassion and peace.

The United Nations marks the celebration with various activities to celebrate everyone’s right to live a full life with dignity regardless of age, gender, sexuality, nationality, ethnicity, skin colour, education, profession and beliefs.

In Ghana, forms of stigmatization can be realized. Stigma and discrimination against people living with disabilities extend to our educational institutions, workplaces, homes, health care centres, in the media and even in churches.

Director of the Directorate of Research, Innovation and Consultancy (DRIC) of the University of Cape Coast, Prof. Samuel Kobina Annim has called on his colleagues in the University to work with the directorate on a daily basis on issues relating to research, innovation and consultancy.

According to him there has been some misconceptions about the role of the Directorate as well as issues regarding whether the directorate is not competing with other departments of the University.