The University of Cape Coast, Ghana was established in 1962 out of a dire need for highly qualified and skilled manpower in education. Thus, it was established to train graduate teachers for second cycle institutions; Teacher Training Colleges; and Technical Institutions, a mission that the two universities existing then were unequipped to fulfill. The University was also given the mandate “to serve the needs of the whole country” and “to play a unique role in national development by identifying national needs and addressing them.”
The university has since its establishment added to its functions the training of education planners, administrators, agriculturalists and, health professionals. The university is, therefore, playing a role that is unique and vital to the education enterprise of the nation. With judicious planning and careful execution, the university has grown from a fledgling University College to a giant institution of excellence and choice in Africa and the world.
In pursuance of its mission, the university has been responding fully to the changing needs of the entire educational system of the country. It has also re-structured its degree program from B.A, B.Sc and B.Ed in education to B.A/B.Sc with non-education content and a B.Ed, which is a professional qualification in Education. This is to allow flexibility and choice in its course offerings and thus cater for specific needs of students, while still focusing on its mission.
The university offer courses in BA, B.Com, B.Ed, B.Sc, MA, MBA, M.Ed, M.Sc, M.Phil, MBChB, O.D, and PhD.
The University Of Cape Coast today is organized into eight faculties:
Faculty of Arts
Faculty of Social Sciences
School of Agriculture
School of Biological Sciences
Faculty of Education
School of Physical Sciences
School of Medical Sciences
School of Graduate Studies
It is admitted that UCC is one of the best education centres in the country and is responding the changing needs of...