On Thursday, 22nd July 2021, GRASAG-UCC, held its first symposium on quantitative and qualitative research in auditorium 900 of the University of Cape Coast for the second semester.

In attendance were Dr. Lebbeuse Asamani of the Department of Psychology, UCC, and Dr. Mrs. Karen Abekah Arthur from the School of Bussiness, UCC. Dr. Lebbeuse, who gave an elaborate lecture on the quantitative approach to research, encouraged Graduate students to view and consider research with a very positive mentality and not to see it as an albatross hanging around their necks.

The next presenter was Dr. Mrs. Karen Abekah Arthur. She presented a fully comprehensive guide to qualitative research methods. She took the time to allay the fears harboured by most students that qualitative research work is tedious and time-consuming. According to the well-read Researcher, Dr. Mrs. Karen, the whole work could be demanding but very fulfilling and exciting if done well.

The President for GRASAG-UCC, H.E Nana Yaw Eric Adjei, whiles addressing the participants present at the symposium, emphasized the willingness and commitment of the current executive council in seeing to it that postgraduate students of the University of Cape Coast finish their theses on time. ‘The Executive Council has introduced the Research Sentinel to support graduate students in their research work. We plead with members to make good use of this opportunity and come out with the best results in their research works,’ he added.

H.E Nana Yaw Eric Adjei further stressed on the need for all graduate members to fully participate in all Graduate programs in the University. He seized the moment to call on all members to rally strongly behind the Executive Council when necessary.

The chairman for the symposium, Professor Enu Kwesi expressed his profound gratitude to the Executive Council for organizing such enlightening program and also commended the speakers for such a comprehensive presentation.

Professor Enu Kwesi encouraged the members present to be well-grounded in their respective fields and disciplines in terms of research. According to him, most examiners are not much interested in the work the student produces as thesis but what the students leave with after the entire exercise.