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[ 2017-11-05 ]

'We won't compromise on admission malpractices' - UCC & its affiliates
The Directorate of Academic Planning and Quality
Assurance of the University of Cape Coast (UCC)
has urged its affiliates to prioritise admitting
qualified applicants onto their academic programs
to improve the standards of graduates they churn

At the launch of a two-day training workshop which
was on the theme: 'Ensuring Academic Quality in
Higher Education Institutions', the Pro-Vice
Chancellor of the university, Professor George
Kweku Oduro challenged officials from 35
affiliates to empower internal educational
policies implemented to award certificates to

The training workshop for quality assurance
officers of institutions affiliated to UCC was
organised by the Institutional Affiliation Office
and the Directorate of Academic Planning and
Quality Assurance of the University.

It was to systematically review educational
programs to be certain that acceptable standards
of education, scholarship, finance and
infrastructure are being upheld by the affiliate
institutions while ensuring that they (affiliates)
operate in accordance with the criteria and
standards set by the National Accreditation Board

Professor Oduro said the workshop also sort to
equip participants to understand and differentiate
concepts of quality, quality assurance and
enhancement on the basis of their own experiences
within the context of higher educational

He also highlighted the essence of quality
assurance in governance, finance and
infrastructural development of tertiary
institutions emphasizing their impacts on higher
education and national development.

While urging lecturers to use the required
contents and outlines that would be relevant to
the betterment of the society, the professor also
challenged managements of the institutions not to
underestimate the creation of conducive
environments for teaching and learning.

According to Professor Edward Marfo-Yiadom, the
chairman of the Committee for Institutional
Affiliation of UCC, tertiary institutions are
operating in a highly competitive style which
makes it imperative for UCC to check on and ignite
its affiliates.

Briefing the media, the Director of Academic
Planning and Quality Assurance of the university,
Professor Kofi Awusa - Asare emphasized that
ethical standards of employees, admission
requirements, and clean examination is at the
center of the directorate as a means of holding in
high esteem the successes of UCC and its

"...then the standard for which you bring in your
students, because if applicants come in with false
certificates, how then do you assure that you have
good students; and if there is cheating within the
system how then do you assure that you have good
products?..." He questioned.

Technological advancement, human and material
resources, admission policies and academic
programmes were key-noted along with the
establishment of effective audit teams to assess
their progress.

Source -

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