The University of Cape Coast has organized a two- day training workshop for provosts and senior administrative members of the University.
The University Council, in accordance with the University’s 2012 status and upon recommendation by its Academic Board in June this year, approved proposals for the adoption of a collegiate system, which took effect from August 1.
In line with the system, five colleges, namely College of Human and Legal Studies, College of Education Studies, Colleges of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, College of Health and Allied Science and Colleges of Distance Education have been established and their provosts and senior management members appointed.
The idea of the collegiate system was to pool resources, strengthen potentials and provide an opportunity to deliver better services to students as well as create inter-disciplinary and trans-disciplinary teaching, learning and research environment.
It was also to ensure the devolution of some areas of administration to the colleges to allow efficiency in the delivery of services such as the library, information technology, staff and student recruitment and welfare.
Dr. Paul Effah, a former Executive Secretary of the National Council for Tertiary Education (NCTE), who facilitated the training, told the GNA in an interview that over- centralization created difficulty in administration and commended the University for the decentralization.
Prof. Stephen Kendie, Provost of the College of Human and Legal Studies, said it the collegiate system was important and that the increase in number of regular and distance education students at the university required strategy for efficiency.
He said the system would provide a wider scope and focus on academic issues to ensure effective university education and added that they were poised and committed to ensuring that the collegiate system was effective. GNA