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Biggest UCC Alumni ReConnect held in Accra

By
Gideon Ahenkorah, GNA 

Accra, July 2, GNA – Over 800 alumni of the
University of Cape Coast (UCC) at the weekend, attended the biggest maiden
national alumni reunion held at the Aviation Social Centre in Accra. 

Dubbed:” UCC Alumni ReConnect”, the event
was held under the theme:” UCC Let’s Rise to Our Call”.

It was a collaborative work of the
University’s Institutional Advancement Office (IAO) and the UCC Alumni
Association.   

The UCC Alumni ReConnect saw old students, who
successfully passed through the university from the 1960s to 2017 academic
years, meeting to play games, network, share memories and deliberate on how to
make UCC more viable in pursuit of its vision.

Nana Kusi Appiah, the President of the UCC
Alumni Association, said the event formed part of the Association and the IOA’s
vision to foster a significant relationship between the University and the old
students and solicit support towards the development of UCC.   

Mr Appiah said the alumni body of every
university was a great asset for its development and the Association would
enhance the engagement with old students.     

Professor George K. T Oduro, the
Pro-Vice-Chancellor of UCC, said plans are far advanced to create an enabling
environment for collaboration between the University and the alumni body for
development.  

Prof Oduro said the creation of the IAO which
sought to deepen partnerships between the institution and other significant
bodies including the Alumni Association for infrastructural and academic growth
was as a result of the effort.     

He said
the University, through the IAO, would draw on the expertise of all interested
parties who would find it significant to contribute to the school’s academic,
research and economic development to propel its vision of becoming the
“University of Competitive Choice.

“Let me reiterate that the management of UCC
values you all. We believe that your contribution and involvement in decision
making concerning the growth of the University would significantly increase the
reputation of the University nationally and internationally,” he said.

He said the University was working assiduously
to pursue quality academic standards that would ensure that students are
equipped with relevant knowledge for the world’s growing industry.  

Prof Oduro, who is also an alumnus of the
University, called on the public to maintain their confidence in the UCC,
saying since its establishment, the University has chalked remarkable feats and
it would continue to pursue high academic standards.  

Mr Joe Mensah, the Member of Parliament of
Kwesimintsim, who is a 1992 Alumnus of the University, expressed joy at the
attendance of the event saying “it is nice to meet old school friends and
network among ourselves.” 

Mr Mensah called on other Alumni who could not
attend the event to participate in subsequent ones and urged young alumni who
participated to take advantage of the opportunity to seek mentorship from older
ones.  

The event, which was coloured with inter-halls
fun games, live band, UCC house of parliament sitting and photo exhibition, was
climaxed with a thanksgiving service at the Christ the King Parish in
Accra.   

GNA  

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