The University has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and Affiliation Agreement with 10 tertiary institutions at a ceremony on campus.
The institutions are Regent University College of Science and Technology, Methodist University College, School of Anaesthesia-37 Military Hospital, College of Health-Sefwi Asafo and Flosam Institute of Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Sciences. The others are Palm Institute, Potters College, Rans-Elliot School of Nursing, Redeemer College of Health, and Thrivus Institue for Biomedical Science and Technology.
UCC will Provide Quality Services
Speaking at the signing ceremony, the Vice-Chancellor commended the institutions for selecting UCC as their mentoring institution. He assured them that the University would provide them quality services and also ensure that they gain autonomy. “We do not want to keep you perpetually and we expect that all our affiliate institutions work towards becoming autonomous so that they can also mentor others” he emphasised. The Vice-Chancellor mentioned that some of the autonomous universities that had been mentored by UCC were the University of Education, Winneba, Central University, and Ashesi University.
Prof. Ampiah noted that UCC has always enjoyed a mutually beneficial relationship with its affiliates; hence they would also enjoy the same treatment. “Though we supervise academic activities in our affiliate institutions, we also learn best practice from them,” he indicated
Taking them through the affiliation process, the Chairman of the Committee on Institutional Affiliation, Prof. Edward Marfo-Yiadom, said a team of lecturers from UCC would be visiting their institutions on regular basis to undertake various activities in the form of moderation of examination questions, supervision of examinations among others. He made them aware that UCC would also be monitoring student data and assessment processes of their respective institutions. He urged them to fulfill their financial obligations so that the University could also provide its part of the two agreements.
On behalf of the 10 affiliate institutions, the President of Methodist University College, Prof. Akwasi Ameyaw Asabere, expressed gratitude to UCC for accepting them as their partners. He assured that they would cooperate with UCC and other regulating bodies in order to gain autonomy in the nearest future. “We will work towards obtaining a charter, however, we would need UCC to assist us in this direction,” he noted