Vice Chancellor of the University of Cape Coast, Prof Joeseph Ghartey Ampiah has disclosed that the University is committed to expand its school of graduate studies across the country.
According to him, the university is expecting to increase enrollment year by year to enable the university bridge the gender gap by rolling out more flexible, career-oriented programmes through the various modes of studies.
He stated that the library facilities especially the e-library, will be expanded for students on campus and off campus.
Speaking at the 6th session of the 51st Congregation of the University of Cape Coast for the School of Graduate Studies in Cape Coast, Prof. Ampiah noted that the university was hopeful to receive the needed support to enable it complete the School of Graduate Studies building complex which was started in 2016.
He said the university was promoting postgraduate studies through the College of Distance Education (CoDE) and that the university had started sending graduate education to the door step of its students, adding that, 234 of the graduating students had received their training through the distance mode.
Prof Ampiah urged graduands to use their knowledge and experience for the development of their families, communities, Ghana and the world at large.
On her part, Chairperson of the University Governing Council, Mrs Nancy O. Thompson said education was an indispensable tool for national development
"Every country requires competent and experienced human resources for development, and the capacity can best be obtained through quality graduate education," she said.
Mrs Thompson called on stakeholders to appreciate the contribution of research in national development and urged the government and other institutions of higher learning to partner and conduct innovative research for national planning and development.