The University of Cape Coast(UCC) has signed an Affiliation Agreement and Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)with the Pan African Christian University College(PACUC) at Pomadze, near Winneba Junction.
Professor D.D. Kuupole, Vice Chancellor of UCC, signed on behalf of the University, while Professor Kwame Osei Sarfo, President of the Pan African University College initialed on behalf of the University.
The colorful and memorable occasion took place at Pomadze in the Gomoa East District of the Central Region.
The contents of both documents were on quality assurance issue regarding students intake, academic progression, examination and institutional quality.
Also contained in the MOU were obligations of both mentor and mentee institutions.
Prof Kuupole said the documents were meant to strengthen the partnership between the institutions.
The Vice Chancellor said he had outlined detailed schedule visits to all UCC affiliation institutions, and gave the assurance that this would enabnl him (VICE CHANCELLOR) to have interactions with them on issues of common interest, and also get to know their concerns in running Universities and colleges as well as managing affiliation.
He said the new programmes shall be reviewed and approved by the UCC before they were submitted to National Accreditation Board (NAB).
He said students should not be admitted to any programme that had not been approved by the University of Cape Coast and accredited by NAB.
Prof Kuupole stated that the institutional Affiliation Office should be furnished with the details of students admitted for each year, indicating their modes of entry.
The Vice Chancellor urged the Pan African University College to ensure that academic facilities met standards required by the mentoring institution, and were in conformity with the approved national minimum.
Prof Osei Sarfo expressed appreciation for the support Cape Coast University had offered to the Pan African Christian University College over the years.
He lamented the stiff competition being faced by the Private Universities on students intake.
Prof Osei Sarfo said due to high cost of maintaining students, staff and institutional facilities, the private Universities were compelled to charge fees commiserate to these obligations.
According to Prof Osei Sarfo this had affected the public’s interest in accessing higher education from private tertiary institutions.
The President of the University College said as part of efforts to assist students, the University had been offering percentage scholarships to deserving students. GNA