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18.12.2004 General News

UCC to prepare staff for enjoyable retirement

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Cape Coast, December 18, GNA - The University of Cape Coast (UCC), is seriously considering the holding of seminars and lectures, to prepare its staff for enjoyable retirement.

The Vice-Chancellor of the UCC, the Reverend Professor Emmanuel Adow Obeng, who announced this in Cape Coast, said retirement should be an enjoyable and restful time and not a period of frustrations and suffering.

The Vice-Chancellor was speaking at the first official send off and long service awards ceremony, organised by the University, for 18 senior academic staff members and other senior and junior staff who served in various capacities and retired in 2003.

The retirees, one of whom was honoured posthumously, had served the UCC for periods ranging between 17 and 38 years, and their awards, ranged from a table top and a double cabin refrigerator to a 20-inch colour television set.

Rev Prof Obeng, expressed regret that although plans for such a ceremony had been on the UCC's drawing board for some time, it had not fully materialised, and expressed the hope that it would become a "regular activity" of the University.

He urged the Deputy Registrar in charge of personnel and welfare, to ensure that staff, who were only given "dummy" awards when the UCC tried to organise a similar ceremony a few years ago, were given 'real awards'.

The Vice-Chancellor, commended the retirees for their hard work and dedicated services to the UCC and urged the staff to emulate their examples to enhance the development of the University.

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