Prof. Mrs Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang The University of Cape Coast (UCC) has admitted 6,522 fresh students through its Distance Education component.
This was revealed by the Vice Chancellor (VC) of the university, Prof. Mrs Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang at the 8th matriculation of the Distance Education Programme at Cape Coast on Thursday.
She said the university received 12,000 applications but only 6,522 could be admitted to pursue various courses in Management, Commerce and Education.
The VC said female intake for the programme had increased, and gave the percentage breakdown for males and females as 60 and 40 percent respectively.
She said the previous female-male intake was 36-64 percent respectively, adding that the total number of females was 2,586 while that of males was 3,936.
Prof. Opoku-Agyemang noted that many Ghanaians were embracing the Distance Education Programme, and gave the assurance that the university would improve on its existing facilities to provide quality education to the people through distance learning.
She said the Centre has an aim to establish offices in all the 10 regions of Ghana to meet the academic and counseling needs of students due to the growing students' numbers.
She announced that the university's Centre for Continuing Education (CCE) has offices in Kumasi, Takoradi, Tema and Sunyani, saying plans were advanced to establish offices in the remaining regional capitals.
Prof. Opoku-Agyemang said regional tutors would be appointed in the interim to facilitate teaching and learning in the various regional centres.
The VC called for governmental support for the Centre to enable it provide quality education for the people.
She admonished students to use their time profitably in school to enable them get better grades so as to serve the society better.
From Sarah Afful, Cape Coast