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UCC 3, 4 & 5 Semester Sandwich: Graduation | Release of Results and IC issues & Project Work [Update]

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UCC 3, 4 & 5 Semester Sandwich: Graduation | Release of Results and IC issues & Project Work [Update]

The Coalition of UCC Sandwich Campuses SRC Presidents at the end of its maiden Conference held at The Summer Palace Hotel, Cape Coast, from 20th to 22nd May 2022 have given updated information concerning the graduation date, the release of results and IC issues and submission of project work/term paper.

This information however covers all students offering various sandwich programmes under the University Cape Coast (UCC)-that is three-semester, four-semester and five-semester programmes.

STUDENTS WITH INCOMPLETE (IC) RESULTS


The issue of ICs was extensively discussed at the Conference. The SRC explained to the Institute’s officials who were present at the Conference the difficulties that students have been going through owing to incomplete results. The representatives of the Institute also assured the student leadership that all outstanding IC issues shall be dealt with timeously so that every student who is supposed to graduate is able to graduate. That notwithstanding, the Coalition has suggested as part of its resolutions that going forward, all Centre Coordinators must endeavour to make Continuous Assessment (CA) marks accessible to students before they are submitted to the Institute.

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Again, it was captured in students’ resolutions that the Institute should forward the provisional results of students to the Centre Coordinators for them to go through to identify any mistakes before the results are officially released.

According to the SRC, it is their fervent belief that all these measures, when implemented, would significantly address the problem of avoidable ICs.

SUBMISSION OF PROJECT WORK/TERM PAPER

According to the management of the institute, some students were not able to submit their Project Work/Term Paper before the stipulated submission deadline. Obviously, students within this category will not be able to graduate since their results would be incomplete.

The Coalition has therefore implored all students who have still not submitted their Project Work/Term Paper to immediately submit them to their respective Centre Coordinators to forestall any eventuality in this respect.

RELEASE OF RESULTS

The SRC has also opined that the Institute should try as much as possible to fast track the processes so that students do not always have to wait forever for their results to be released. According to the student leadership, as it stands, both the 3 and 5-Semester batches are still waiting for outstanding results covering about two semesters.

Read Full Statement Below;

The Coalition of UCC Sandwich Campuses SRC Presidents, at the end of its maiden Conference held at The Summer Palace Hotel, Cape Coast, from 20th to 22nd May, 2022 extends greetings and warm regards to all UCC Sandwich Students across the country.

PREAMBLE
The Coalition of UCC Sandwich Campuses SRC Presidents reiterates its commitment to work at all times in the sole interest of the Sandwich Student. As ambassadors of the Sandwich programme, the Coalition also affirms its full commitment to continually offer every possible assistance and support to the Institute of Education of the University of Cape Coast to make the running of the Sandwich programme as successful as it is intended to be.

STATE OF THE COALITION
The idea of forming the Coalition of UCC Sandwich Campuses SRC Presidents was conceived in the year 2020 when a couple of Sandwich SRC Presidents felt the need to come together to have a more united and formidable front in championing the interests of Sandwich Students across the country. The membership of the Coalition at the time it was birthed stood at thirteen (13) SRC Presidents representing thirteen (13) Centres. We are however glad to state that the total membership of the Coalition now stands at twenty-five. This is made up of both 5 and 3-Semester SRC Presidents. Another important feat that is worthy of note is that the just-ended conference of the Coalition was the maiden edition, and it was successfully organized. We hope that the good works that we have begun shall continue unabated in the interest of the Sandwich Student.

INCOMPLETE (IC) RESULTS
The issue of ICs was extensively discussed at the Conference. We explained to the Institute’s officials who were present at the Conference the difficulties that students have been going through owing to incomplete results. The representatives of the Institute also assured us that all outstanding IC issues shall be dealt with timeously so that every student who is supposed to graduate is able to graduate. That notwithstanding, the Coalition has suggested as part of its resolutions that going forward, all Centre Coordinators must endeavour to make Continuous Assessment (CA) marks accessible to students before they are submitted to the Institute. Again, we captured in our resolutions that the Institute should forward the provisional results of students to the Centre Coordinators for them to go through to identify any mistakes before the results are officially released. We believe that all these measures, when implemented, would significantly address the problem of avoidable ICs.

SUBMISSION OF PROJECT WORK/TERM PAPER
In our interactions with the Institute’s representatives at the Conference, it came to light that some students were not able to submit their Project Work/Term Paper before the stipulated submission deadline. Obviously, students within this category will not be able to graduate since their results would be incomplete. The Coalition therefore implores all students who have still not submitted their Project Work/Term Paper to immediately submit them to their respective Centre Coordinators to forestall any eventuality in this respect.

RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SRC AND CENTRE COORDINATORS/ MANAGERS
Observations made by the Coalition indicate that some Centre SRC Executives have a sour relationship with their Centre Managers and Coordinators. The effects of such a situation are retrogressive and undesirable. The constant friction between both parties renders the innocent students in those Centres disadvantaged in one way or another. The Coalition uses this medium to admonish all SRCs across the various Centres, especially Presidents, to foster good working relations that hinge on mutual respect and corporation with the Centre Managers and Coordinators at all times. We strongly believe that with such cordial atmosphere in our various Centres, we would always enjoy the support of Centre Managers/Coordinators in seeking for the welfare of the students we lead.

COURSE OUTLINES AND MODELS
At the Conference, one of the major concerns we shared with the stakeholders who were present was the academic strain we go through as students during every session of the Sandwich Programme due to the limited time we have at our disposal. In order to mitigate the effects of these constraints, the Coalition strongly proposed to the Institute to explore the possibility of making course outlines and models available to students’ months before every session. When this is done, it will significantly reduce the academic pressure that students go through during the face-to-face interaction on campus because they might have already familiarised themselves with the content of the various courses before reporting to campus.

RELEASE OF RESULTS
Regarding the release of results, one major concern of the Coalition has to do with the time that students have to wait until official results are released. Inasmuch as we appreciate the complexities associated with the processes that lead to the release of results, we also opine that the Institute should try as much as possible to fast track the processes so that students do not always have to wait forever for their results to be released. As it stands, both the 3 and 5-Semester batches are still waiting for outstanding results covering about two semesters. Such delays, in the opinion of the Coalition, cause serious worry and apprehension among students.

FEEDING AND ACCOMODATION
In our deliberations, it came to light that the accommodation conditions at some Centres and the quality of the food that students at some Centres are served with leave a lot to be desired. The Coalition has taken serious notice of these important issues and has accordingly notified the Institute. It is our hope that going forward, the situation shall be improved to an appreciable level.

GRADUATION
On the issue of graduation, the Institute has given us their assurance that they are doing everything that ought to be done so that every student who is supposed to graduate can do so on time. The specific timelines for the graduation shall be communicated to students in due course.

FORMATION OF GHANA NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF TEACHERS ON CAMPUS (GNATOC)
In order to deepen the relationship that has been established between the Coalition and the GNAT, we urge all Centre SRCs (Coalition) to work in collaboration with the National Executives of the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) to establish the Ghana National Association of Teachers on Campus (GNATOC) at the various Centres. As this move is intended to strengthen the already good relationship between the two parties, it will also serve as a conduit that the Coalition will effectively use to seek redress on some of the issues that bother on students’ welfare.

ELECTIONS
We used the maiden conference as an opportunity to elect new executives to lead the Coalition for the next academic year. After a very transparent, free and fair election, the following persons were elected:

Chimsa Farouk Jaburt (Tamale Centre) – Chairman
Baidoo Hope Emmanuel (Berekum Centre) – General Secretary
Isaac Boadu Aboagye (St. Louis Centre) – Organiser

CONCLUSION
In conclusion, we say ‘ayekoo’ to all SRC Presidents whose tireless pioneering efforts have brought the Coalition thus far. We also thank all stakeholders who have in diverse ways supported the Coalition through thick and thin. To you our colleague students, your unflinching support and constant pressure always keep us on our toes to do more as student leaders. We want to assure every UCC Sandwich Student that your interest is what drives us as leaders, and we shall relentlessly seek your welfare regardless of the circumstance.

Long live UCC, Long live the Coalition of UCC Sandwich Campuses SRC Presidents!


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