The University of Cape Coast is exploring the possibility of establishing a campus at the Nduom School of Business and Technology as part of measures to admit more students for the 2020/2021 academic year.
This is in anticipation of the large number of applicants who will be seeking admission as a result of the free Senior High School policy. The first batch of the policy will complete their studies in 2020 and, therefore, there is the need to increase enrolment in the 2020/2021 academic year.
In view of this, a delegation from the University led by the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Joseph Ghartey Ampiah visited Nduom School of Business and Technology to assess facilities and also interact with management of the School. The delegation from UCC comprised the Registrar, Mr. John Kofi Nyan; Director of Academic Affairs, Mr. Jeff Onyame; Acting Director of Public Affairs, Mr. Kwabena Antwi-Konadu. Others were Ms. Joyce Sam of the Directorate of Internal Audit, Mr. Kwabena Agyapong of the Directorate of Finance and the Assistant Registrar, Institutional Affiliation Office, Mr. Justice K. G. A. Boateng.
Challenges with Admission
In his opening remark, Prof. Ampiah said the University over the years had not been able to admit all qualified applicants to the regular stream due to limited lecture and accommodation facilities on campus. He said the first batch of the free SHS students would be completing their studies this year hence there was the need to strategise in order to admit more qualified applicants.
The Vice-Chancellor explained that the visit was to inspect facilities and also set in motion processes to make NSBT a campus of UCC. He said a team from both UCC and NSBT would be formed to bring out modalities for the idea.
Responding, the Rector of NSBT, Rev. Prof. Daniel Adjepong Nyarko was grateful to UCC for the visit and indicated that the decision to make NSBT was commendable and would strengthen the collaboration between the two institutions. He noted that Management of NSBT presented a proposal to UCC in 2019 concerning this issue; however, the response was not positive. He was, therefore, grateful to the Vice-Chancellor and his team for revisiting the proposal and even taking steps to implement it in the 2020/2021 academic year.
The delegation later inspected some facilities at NSBT, including lecture halls, Information Communication and Technology laboratories, library, cafeteria, kitchen, commercial areas, halls of residence among others.