The Pro Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cape Coast (UCC) has advised College of Distance Education matriculants to work hard to achieve the purpose for which they enrolled on the programs.

Prof. Rosemond Boohene said this during the matriculation ceremony for fresh distance mode of education students for the 2021/22 academic year.

She told the matriculants that their main objective for coming to the university is to study hard in order to attain their degrees and diplomas.

She maintained that hard work has never killed anyone but it rather serves as a catalyst for growth, success and prosperity

“Your primary objective for coming to this university is to study hard towards the attainment of your degree or diploma. Always remember that you need to work hard on this journey and that hard work never kills.”

She further tasked the matriculants to abide by the rules and regulations of the university as the rules and regulations are meant to bring order and harmony to make the life and studies of students enjoyable.

She intimated that the university was committed to helping students achieve their dreams, adding that students should in return, abide by the rules of the school.

“We, as an institution are committed to helping you achieve your dream. Do your part by studying hard and adhering to the rules and regulations outlined in the books as well as other rules existing in the university.

“I wish to emphasise that these rules and regulations are not for the purpose of punishing you but are meant to bring order and harmony in the university and make your life and studies enjoyable as well as enable members of the university community to function effectively.”

The 2021/22 academic year saw the admission of three cohorts of students comprising 213 Cadet Officers from the Police Academy, 43 health personnel from three centres – Accra, Kumasi and Tamale, and nine, 168 College of Distance Education students to pursue undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in peace and security, health, education, business and social sciences through the distance mode.

According to Professor Boohene, societal problems have changed and the limits of traditional police training have been extended to their maximum adeptness, causing the need to upscale training and improve standards of service delivery.

She indicated that the University of Cape Coast has taken the lead to support the efforts of the Ghana Police Administration to train law enforcement men by ensuring that the university produces competent professionals to meet security and terrorism challenges in Ghana and beyond.

She further added that after engagements with appropriate departments in the university, the university now runs Health related PhD programmes.

These programmes are being run in three centres: Accra, Kumasi and Tamale.

She stated that the university will continue to introduce other health programmes through engagements with key stakeholders in the health sector to train competent human resources to boost quality healthcare delivery in the country and ensure universal health coverage for all Ghanaians.

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