The number comprises 2, 881 post-graduate and 2,273 undergraduate students out of which 2, 908 are males and 2, 446 females.
The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. D. D. Kuupole disclosed this at the Matriculation Ceremony of Fresh Sandwich Students at the New Examination Centre, North Campus. He noted that UCC has kept faith in its mission of responding to the changing needs of society and continues to provide access to higher education through the sandwich mode. He said the programmes were tailored towards workers whose work schedules or domestic responsibilities would not permit them to enroll in the regular session to pursue programmes of their choice.
Prof. Kuupole explained that the sandwich session was therefore intended to enable working class to update and upgrade their professional and academic competencies in order to function effectively and efficiently at their work places. He further indicated that the sandwich session was a means for the University to fully maximize the very little essential facilities available. He was quick to add that “A lot of sacrifices had gone into the programme and we expect maximum co-operation from you to enable us achieve our mutual objectives.”
The Vice-Chancellor cautioned the students that the programmes for the sandwich session was very intensive stressing that “the University will not compromise on quality.” He therefore charged the students to devote enough time for their studies. He pointed out that the kind of education offered at “UCC is intended to mould students to become discipline and responsible individuals who would not be found wanting in any sphere of life.
Prof. Kuupole informed the students that there were adequate facilities that would enable them to go through their programmes of study successfully. He mentioned that the UCC Library was well equipped with IT peripherals and other books and periodicals to provide the needed support for you. He also noted that there were range of online databases for research with requisite information for their academic work.
Earlier, the Registrar, Mr. John Kofi Nyan administered the swearing of the matriculation oath. Present were Provosts, Deans of Faculty/School, Heads of Department and other senior members of the University