The School of Graduate Studies, University of Cape Coast, has close to 7500 students pursuing graduate programmes. Out of this number, 2969(1859 males and 1110 females) are sandwich students, 3235 (2006 males and 1229 females) are distance students and the rest, 1125(405 females, 720 males) are regular students.
A School of Graduate Studies, UCC, that is well positioned for innovative teaching and research, with a world-wide acclaim.
To create a facilitating environment for teaching, learning and training of graduate students, equipped with initiative and leadership in key sectors of inter/national endeavour.
- Accessibility to graduate education
- Scholarship and academic excellence
- Contribution to knowledge
- Collaboration with sister institutions and industry
- Maintaining a highly motivated staff and graduate students
- To ensure the relevance of graduate programmes for the promotion of economic, social, scientic and technological development of Ghana and beyond.
- To deepen graduate training and promote teaching, research and creativity.
- To make graduate training and research continually responsive to the changing climate of the world of work.
- To mobilize appropriate human and material resources from within and outside the University to ensure maximum utilization of available potentials.
This second Strategic Plan of the School of Graduate Studies (2018-2022), is in response to the University of Cape Coast Corporate Strategic Plan (2018-2022). In line with provisions of the Corporate Plan, the Dean, School of Graduate Studies is holder of this Plan (herein after called the Graduate School Plan – GSP). It is pertinent that this GSP derives authority from the Corporate Plan and therefore adapts Key Thrusts and Action Plans from the latter, for the principal purpose of enhancing graduate education in the University of Cape Coast (UCC). Key features of this plan include ownership by management and staff of the School, flexibility in its operationalization, user-friendliness and special committees for its implementation and monitoring. It is expected that those features will further motivate responsible officers of the plan, primary and secondary implementers and that targets/expected outcomes will be achieved within the projected time frames. Effort has been put in to ensure finesse, but the School welcomes suggestions for improving this Plan and subsequent ones.
- Promote active and reflective teaching and learning environment that seeks to improve students’ life and produce graduates with strong ethics and commitment to society.
- Strengthen and improve ICT infrastructure and facilities that enhance usability.
- Improve upon physical infrastructure and municipal services that support conducive working and learning environment for Graduate Students.
- Strengthen research capacity and output to position SGS as a centre of excellence.
- Embark on internationalization drive that seeks to enhance the visibility of the School of Graduate Studies.
- Improve on institutional governance system that provides leadership for equal opportunity, teamwork, efficiency, discipline and commitment.
- Create an organization capable of continuously learning, transforming itself and responding to change.