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18,830 students admitted into UCC College of Distance Education


imageA total number of 18,830 students have been admitted into the College of Distance Education program of the University of Cape Coast (UCC) to pursue various academic programs in education and business for the 2015-2016 academic year.

The number comprises 14,206 pursuing programs in education, while 4,624 have been accepted into the school’s business programs.

Over 2,600 students from the Northern, Upper East and Upper West Regions, making up the Northern Zone, were matriculated at the UCC’s 15th matriculation ceremony held in the Tamale sports stadium.

Speaking at the ceremony, the Vice Chancellor of UCC, Professor Domwin Dabire Kuupole said the university is pleased with the high enrollment in the northern zone, especially, the gender balance where both males and females competed actively to gain admission.

The Vice Chancellor commended female students, particularly nursing mothers, for their enthusiasm to pursue their academic dreams in spite of the challenges that they may face.

Total male enrollment stood at 10,634 and females at 8,205. This, Professor Kuupole said reveals two facts; that though the entering requirement for admission is being made more stringent, more applicants are making an effort to enroll.

He also described a move for gender parity in admission which is gaining grounds in UCC. “I wish to specifically congratulate the women for defying all odds to pursue further studies at higher institutions of learning such as ours,” UCC vice chancellor said.

The UCC, according to Professor Kuupole, is expanding its new study centers to make distance education affordable for Ghanaians, adding that the UCC has a God-given responsibility to transform Ghana through distance learning.

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