By Cecil Mensah
The leadership of University of Cape Coast (UCC), the mentoring institution of Zenith University College, has renewed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for Zenith to be an affiliate of UCC for the next academic year.
The signing of the MOU dated August 11, 2015, was witnessed by Prof D.D. Kuupole , Vice Chancellor of UCC, Mr Jeff Teye Onyame , Deputy Registrar, UCC, Gibrine Adam, President of Zenith University College and Mr Samuel Kofi Ohene, Registrar of Zenith University College..
“Per the MoU the parties, shall commence discussions in good faith concerning the various aspects of the relationship and shall make all reasonable efforts for negotiations and execution of an agreement to govern the relationship between the parties.
The parties, shall cooperate with each other during the term of this MOU and shall continue such cooperation and assistance until the execution of the indicative agreement”
Welcoming the UCC visiting team to the Zenith University College’s campus in Accra behind the Ghana Trade fair Company, Mr Stephen Takyi Asiedu, the Rector of Zenith University College, said the affiliation and partnership with UCC, has taken the school places and high on the academic calendar in the country.
He said, the affiliation with UCC has open more doors for the institution over the years and spur on the college in the training of professionals across West Africa.
He said, the visitation was to firm up the obligation for the school to follow the footsteps of UCC in academic achievements.
He revealed the college would this academic year, introduce two new programmes namely, Ghana Law Programme, a tailor –made programme to train students in law as the first private institution to offer law programmes in the industry.
Briefing the Zenith team on the purpose of the visitation, Prof D.D Kuupole, Vice –Chancellor of University of Cape Coast (UCC) said, the team was there to ascertain the facilities of the institution and to sign this year’s mentorship MOU for the next academic year.
He expressed gratitude to the management of the university for choosing to work with UCC, when there wre several mentoring institutions like the University of Professional Studies (UPS), University of Ghana, Legon, the premier university in the Greater Accra Region.
He said, UCC was grateful for the management of the college for coming all the way to the first capital of the Gold Coast to seek mentorship.
He said, this shows trust on the part of Zenith University College and added the relationship has so far been good.
He noted that both parties have been doing things right as part of the last MOU signed.
He reminded the management of the school not hesitates in letting them know some of their concerns, as well as the agreements in the MoU.
He said, being a mentoring institution does not mean that UCC knows it all, but they are still in the learning process as a full- fledged university.
“If we have been very hard on you over the years, is because we want the right things to be done as we are also being checked by the big Brother (National Accreditation Board)”, he explained.
He said, it was all in the name of ensuring that the Zenith University College would one day, be on its own, because it gets to a time a child must grow.
He concluded that, Zenith University College would one day grow like University of Cape Coast (UCC) and offer same courses.