UCC students warned against cultism, anti-social behaviours

By
Afedzi Abdullah, GNA
    

Cape Coast, Sept. 30, GNA – Students of the
University of Cape Coast (UCC) have been warned to desist from engaging in
cultism, hooliganism and other anti-social behaviours that will disturb the
peace of the University.

The Vice Chancellor, Professor Joseph Ghartey
Ampiah, who gave the warning, said the University would not countenance any
such activities that threatened the peace or hold the University to ransom.

Prof. Ghartey Ampiah was speaking at the UCC
Matriculation ceremony on Saturday to formally admit a total of 5,962 fresh
students to pursue various undergraduate and post-graduate programmes for the
2018/2019 academic year.

Of the number, 5,266 are undergraduates while
the remaining 696 are postgraduates, representing an increase of 14 per cent
over last year’s admission.

Additionally, 3,076 representing 58.4 per cent
of the undergraduates are males with 2,190 females, representing 41.6 per cent.

A total of 447 post graduate male students,
representing 64.08 per cent and 249 female students, representing 32.6 per cent
also matriculated.

The Vice Chancellor said the University was
not only committed to training students in academic work but also in character
so that upon completion, they would become responsible citizens capable of
contributing meaningfully to the development of the nation in a patriotic and
result-oriented manner.

He stressed that students found culpable of
such behaviours would be dealt with strictly in accordance with the
University’s rules and regulations adding that; “The University will not
hesitate to send home anyone who goes contrary to its rules and regulations”.

“You have come to this institution to study
and obtain a degree and it is not our desire to send any of you home without achieving
this dream,” he said.

“Our hope is to imbibe the virtues of
self-discipline, self-care, good mode of dressing, fidelity to your studies and
work and general comportment before you graduate from this University,” he
added.

Prof. Ghartey Ampiah emphasised that the rules
and regulations of the University were not for the purposes of punishing
students but to bring order and harmony for the University to function
effectively.

He advised the students to observe personal safety
precautions, adhere strictly to rules and regulations in the students’ handbook
as well as the new traffic regulations and pay attention to their academic
work.

GNA

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