The School of Graduate Studies has held the second edition of research seminar for postgraduate students at the School of Medical Sciences Auditorium.
The seminar which was organised by the School of Graduate Studies in conjunction with the College of Education Studies, College of Agriculture and Natural Sciences, College of Health and Allied Sciences and Graduate Students Association of Ghana was on the theme ‘Enhancing Capacity for Postgraduate Research’.
The School of Graduate Studies (SGS) has held a day' s seminar on research to underscore the need for graduate students to produce quality research work after the end of their programme.
The seminar, which was organised in collaboration with the College of Humanities and legal Studies, College of Distance Education and the local Graduate Students Association of Ghana(GRASAG-UCC), was on the theme, " ENHANCING CAPACITY FOR POSTGRADUATE RESEARCH."
A ground breaking ceremony has been performed for the commencement of work on a three-storey School of Graduate Studies building at the north campus of the University.
The project which is being executed by Casilda Company Limited is expected to be completed in 24 months and will provide office accommodation, library, resource centre, and seminar rooms among others to facilitate graduate work.
The Dean of the School of Graduate Studies, Prof. Ernest Laryea Okorley said it has been a long journey but the “good news is that we are beginning to see concrete efforts being made to achieve the ultimate goal”. He expressed the hope that the contractor would make good his promise to complete the project on schedule by ensuring judicious use of the resources available.
The executives of the Graduate Students Association of Ghana (GRASAG), UCC Chapter have paid a courtesy call on the Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Prof. George K. T. Oduro.
Explaining the purpose of the visit, the GRASAG President, Mr. Seth Odame-Mensah said the visit was to call on the Pro-Vice-Chancellor and also discuss some pertinent issues affecting graduate education at the University. The concerns raised included providing some support to enable them complete their studies, getting accommodation for GRASAG Executives, Representation of GRASAG at the School of Graduate Studies Board, and the rate of completion of graduate education.
The School of Graduate Studies (SGS) has held a seminar for Directors of Institutes, Heads of Department, and Co-ordinators of Units in the University to discuss the reviewed academic policies and regulations for graduate studies.
The old academic policies and regulations which expired in 2015 has been reviewed and would become operational in 2016.
The School of Graduate Studies (SGS) as part of its mandate of promoting quality and timely research that contributes to national development has awarded nine postgraduate students with research grants to complete their research work.
Out of the nine postgraduate students who received the grant, seven (7) were Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. D.) Candidates whilst two (2) were pursuing Master of Philosophy (M. Phil.) degree. Each of the grantees received an amount of GH ¢ 4,000 as small grant to support their research work.
The University of Cape Coast held her 5th Session of the 48th Congregation for the School of Graduate Studies. At the ceremony, the Vice-Chancellor Prof. D. D. Kuupole stated that the University of Cape Coast will continue to chart innovative paths in responding to national needs through effective teaching, research and community engagement.