The Minister for Education, Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh on behalf of President Akufo-Addo has sworn in 4 new members of the Governing Council of the University of Cape Coast (U.C.C.) at the University’s campus
The Member of Parliament for the Manhyia South Constituency expressing gratitude to the 4 new members for accepting to serve the country in this capacity entreated them not to compromise on quality, but rather strengthen the niche carved for the University since its establishment.
NAPO also stressed the importance of education training and capacity building that the University is noted for as well as the need to improve upon the gains achieved over the years for the utmost benefit of the country.
The Education Minister further emphasised the government’s commitment to supporting the universities to adequately prepare for the first batch of graduate students of the Free Senior High School programme.
The success of Free SHS has seen the significant increase of students entering our senior high schools. Our tertiary institutions must, therefore, expect large numbers to gain admission this year, with implications for hall accommodation, lecture theatres, laboratories and other facilities. The government will augment the University’s internal arrangements with regards to its developments.
He congratulated Prof. Johnson Nyarko Boampong on his appointment as the new Vice-Chancellor of the University and extended his compliments to Mr Jeff Teye Emmanuel Onyame on his appointment as the Registrar.
“I am confident that their leadership will propel this University to greater heights in the times to come”, the Minister for Education concluded.