The University of Cape Coast is one of the rare sea front universities in the world. It was established in October, 1962 as a University College and placed in a special relationship with the University of Ghana, Legon.
As part of its desire to vigorously promote distance education, the College of Distance Education (CoDE) formally Centre for Continuing Education (CCE) has acquired sites in seven out of ten regions for the construction of permanent study centres. The centres will eventually serve as UCC campuses in the regions to run some campus-based programmes. Additionally, there is a sixty-billion Cedis IGF funded building complex completed for the College of Distance Education (CoDE)
The vision of the University of Cape Coast is:
“To have a University that is strongly positioned, with world-wide acclaim” This statement of where the University sees itself in the future sets the tone for every strategic decision or choice that it has made. It sets the ambition of the organization and serves as the lodestar that every faculty, school, department, functional division and individual must aspire to. In combination with its mission statement, University of Cape Coast has articulated a view of a realistic, credible, attractive future for itself; a target that inspires all stakeholders to maximum effort in bridging the gap between their current reality and their desired future.
The mission statement is as follows:
“The University of Cape Coast is The University of Choice in Ghana. It is an equal opportunity university uniquely placed to provide quality education through the provision of comprehensive, liberal and professional programs that challenge learners to be creative, innovative, and morally responsible citizens. Through distance learning, it also extends expertise and facilities to train professionals for the education enterprise and business by employing modern technologies. The University constantly seeks alternative ways to respond to changing needs. The institution continues to expand its existing highly qualified academic and administrative staff, offering a conducive environment that motivates them to position the University to respond effectively to the developmental needs of a changing world”.
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