A one day intensive research seminar for graduate students of the University of Cape Coast has been held as part of efforts to equip the students with the needed skills for their research work. The seminar was organised by GRASAG-UCC in collaboration with the School of Graduate Studies. Themes that featured promptly in the seminar included, critical issues in academic writing, writing a good statement of the problem and conducting a critical Literature Review.

The Seminar which was heavily patronised by the students hosted experienced researchers and academics from the University of Cape Coast including Prof. Cosmos Cobbold, the Vice Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Science Education and Prof. Samuel Kobina Anim, Director, Directorate of Research, Innovation and consultancy (DRIC).

Prof. Samuel Anim the Director of DRIC speaking at the seminar

Prof. Cosmos Cobbold, Dean Faculty of Humanities and Social Science Education taking his turn to lead discussions at the Seminar.

The Dean of the School of Graduate Studies, Professor Ernest Okorley, speaking at the seminar, recognised the need for graduate students to abreast themselves with the modern trend of research to enable them compete with others in other institutions. According to him, the seminar is in line with the School’s vision of training graduate students who have absolute control of their research work.

Prof. Ernest Okorley, Dean School of Graduate Studies addressing the participants at the seminar.

On his part, President of the Association, George Sarfo, urged his colleagues to take the seminar serious and open up to the varying knowledge from the resource persons. He noted that, his office is ready to continually provide the needed skills and training that will empower students and aid them to finish their research work on time.

Mr. George Sarfo welcoming participants at the seminar

There was an opportunity created for participants to ask pressing questions relating to the presentations.