GRASAG UCC AKWAABA WEEK ’23

 

The Grasag-Ucc Akwaaba Week celebration 2023 is an activity that is carefully planned to give an amiable welcome to Graduate students. 

We will launch the celebration on Wednesday, 18th January 2023 at the UCC auditorium 900. Coupled with the launching will be a research seminar that will help hone the skills you have been interested in learning. But, more importantly, we will spend valuable one-on-one time with each and every one of you so that you know your voice is not only being heard, but valued.

GRASAG UCC SENATE MEETING

On the 2nd of September 2022, senate leadership of GRASAG UCC organized the Second sitting of the first meeting at sasakawa Conference room. The meeting started with prayers by the Senate Speaker Rt. Hon Eric Akuamoah Boateng followed by an address by the Vice President of GRASAG UCC Catherine Antwi Boasiako.

Hon. Selorm Omega asked the senate audit committee to update the house on budget review and its corrections of which the committee  gave update. Hon. Dora Kwakyewaa Adusei asked the women commissioner about the activities of the women wing for the semester of which Miss Deborah Bentum outlined the activities of the women wing for the semester.

The Chairperson of the electoral commission gave the roadmap to the 2022/2023 GRASAG elections as requested by Hon. Marwan Shaibu. The Chairperson of the Health Committee Mr. Emmanuel Agyenim Boateng also spoke on the activities of the health committee for the semester.

The Public relations officer Mr. George Kumi outlined the programs for the semester and also answered some questions raised by some members.

Senators ammended Article 14 (6) of the GRASAG constitution and standing order 9 to 23 of the election of leadership and officers of senate. Meeting was adjourned.

Prayers was offered by the senate secretary.

Kindly find the link of the pictures below:

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/15qNNT6dx4eBi0sAMrGDHdF3yQhlE9lAq

TIME WITH IRB

TIME WITH INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARD (IRB)

GRASAG UCC on the 22nd of September 2022 organized a time with institutional review board at the main auditorium to facilitate interactions between its members and the IRB. The interaction also captured issues on grant application, StuFSO, and SGS.  Concerns were raised on how to get financial support as students and members were expounded on the fact that all students could apply for the Students’ Financial Support Scholarship and that you don’t have to wait for all your results before you can apply. Markedly, all students are entitled to one support, if you are on GNPC scholarship you will not be given the support from StuFSO. Some external grants that were highlighted included the GNPC Scholarships, Tertiary Education Scholarship Trust for African students and CamFed Scholarships for females in Science related fields. Details were given on StuFSO address: office location is at E. Adow Obeng Central Adminstration, Block B, first floor, email address studentfinsupport@ucc.edu.gh and telephone-0362196791. The facilitator from the IRB spelt out that if students want quick response from the board on their clearance, they should follow their format, make sure their document is free from errors and grammatical mistakes, respond appropriately to the ethical issues related to their proposal study, and submit their proposals on time.

Kindly click on the link below for the pictures

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1gyFL1oGbQ24NYjsm7Fnb9Zr1SBoDAXka

 

GRASAG SANDWICH DINNER

GRASAG DINNER

On 22nd July, 2022, GRASAG UCC held the Sandwich Finalist Dinner for its final year sandwich students at the New Examination Center, UCC.

In attendance were dignitaries such as the Dean of School of Graduate Studies, Prof. Mrs. Sarah Darkwa, the Dean of Students affairs, Prof. Eugene Darteh, the Senior Assistant Registrar of the School of Graduate studies, Mr. Eugene Hesse and the Hall Warden of Oguaa Hall, Miss Millan Ahema Tawiah and many others.

The President of the association H.E Emmanuel Yaw Gyimah addressed the finalist by thanking them for their support for the executive council throughout their stay on campus and also encouraged them to impact the knowledge they have gained to affect the society they find themselves positively.

Below are the links for the pictures

 

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/17HYOcBi09wG_4DSBpMZdDIbtODYiMftT?usp=sharing

 

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1sq21XBXBn_QX_aBISBtnlRhnqXsJunZe

 

https://theblvckcreator.pixieset.com/sandwichdinner/

GRASAG UCC PUBLIC LECTURE

GRASAG UCC ORGANIZES A PUBLIC LECTURE

On the 12th of April 2022, GRASAG UCC held a public lecture on the theme: Future Shape of sustainable Graduate Education in the New Examination Center (NEC) auditorium of UCC.

The Guest speaker was the former minister of education, the former Vice chancellor of the University of Cape Coast Professor Jane Naana Opoku Agyemang. Panel members also included Professor Kwabena Sarfo Sarfo Kantanka of the faculty of Arts and Dr. Michael Boakye-Yiadom of IEPA.

Professor Jane Naana Opoku Agyemang spoke extensively on how the current graduate education looks like and how we can shape it to suit our future needs. She also highlighted on some interventions that can be put in place to ensure effective graduate education.

In attendance were the former Pro vice chancellors of UCC, Professor George K.T Oduro and Professor Dora Francisca Edu-Buandoh, the Dean of Graduate Studies Prof. Sarah Darkwa, the Member of Parliament of Cape Coast North Dr. Kwamena Minta Nyarku, Provosts of the Colleges of Education and many more.

The Panel members did a good job by speaking to the points raised by the speaker and highlighting on the way forward as graduate education is concerned.

Questions were raised by some participants which was answered by the panel members and the speaker. At the end of the lecture, Prof. Jane Opoku Agyemang acknowledged the hard work of the executive council and urged members of the association to make good use of the various programs organized by the executives.

GRASAG UCC HEALTH WALK

GRASAG UCC HEALTH SCREENING, WALK AND AEROBICS

The University of Cape Coast chapter of Graduate Students’ Association of Ghana (GRASAG-UCC) organized a health screening exercise for its members. It was coupled with a health walk and aerobics.

As the saying goes “Your Health is your Wealth”, On Saturday, 30th April, 2022, members of the association gathered at the forecourt of the Sam Jonah Library to walk, exercise and get screened to improve our fitness level.

The walk commenced at the Sam Jonah Library through the principal streets of the University of Cape Coast and to the various halls of residence and finally back to the Sam Jonah Library forecourt where the aerobics and the screening took place.

The aerobics started 30 minutes after the walk and followed by the screening exercise. The health screening included a blood group test, sickle cell, hepatitis B, eye Screening, breast and cervical cancer screening.

Members who attended were marveled by the success of the program as their expectations were met.

                                 

     

   

 

DISTRIBUTION OF DATA SIM

DISTRIBUTION OF DATA SIM

The Hope-led administration (The Possible GRASAG Agenda) promised members of the Association Data Sims and delivered.

We are glad to announce to members that leadership has been able to procure these data sims from AirtelTigo and the sims are still being distributed at the GRASAG Office.

The Package includes;

▪️3 Gigabyte
▪️2000 mins for on-network calls
▪️30 mins to other networks
▪️Close User Group (Free calls to all members on the network.)
▪️50 SMS

(Monthly Auto-Renewal of this package is for
7 months Duration).

Members should do well to make good use of this project as it serves as an alternative source of internet connection. This project is partly thought out of the fact that some Postgraduate Students are outside campus for data collection and so this would serve as a source of internet connection for them to continue their research.

GRASAG RESEARCH SENTINEL

GRASAG UCC EXECUTIVES LAUNCH THE GRADUATE RESEARCH SENTINEL

The leadership of GRASAG-UCC (2021) on Monday, 17th May 2021 launched the GRASAG Research Sentinel at the Naana Jane Opoku Agyemang Auditorium, University of Cape Coast. The initiative is in fulfillment of campaign promises made to the students’ populace during the electioneering year.

The team, which is aimed at helping students to finish their research work on time, is made up of Ph.D. students and one lecturer. The task of the team is to provide assistance and guidance to Graduate students doing their research work. According to the leadership of GRASAG-UCC, this will help reduce to the barest minimum if not completely eradicate, the problems Graduate students face during their research work.

The President, H.E Nana Yaw Eric Adjei, whiles addressing members present during the launch, made it clear that the members of the research Sentinel were meticulously selected from various faculties and schools in the University and are there to help all Graduate students.

The dignitaries who graced this occasion were the member of parliament for Cape Coast North Constituency, Hon. Dr. Kwamena Minta Nyarko (Ragga), The Dean of Students(Professor Eugene Dartey), and the Dean of Graduate Studies (Professor Sarah Darkwaa).

The dignitaries present seized the opportunity to laud the Executive Council for such a novel initiative and advised students not to turn the Research Sentinel into a ‘Thesis making body.

The President, H.E Nana Yaw Eric Adjei, reiterated the claim that the team will also be in charge of organizing Faculty-Based tutorials or seminars on research and data analysis in the coming days. He added that the Research Sentinel has come to stay.

The President of GRASAG-UCC, H.E Nana Eric Adjei, ended his speech by admonishing all Graduate students to make the very best out of this Research Sentinel and come out with good theses at the end of their Graduate studies.

 

Attached to this is a document that contains all the details of each sentinel member.

GRASAG Sentinel Contacts-compressed

GRASAG-UCC Embarks on Donation Exercise as Part of Week Celebration

The Graduate Students’ Association of Ghana University of Cape Coast Chapter (GRASAG-UCC) as part of its ’21 Week Celebration yesterday, 17th August 2021, donated assorted items to some selected Basic Schools within the Cape Coast Metropolis.

The Schools which include; Kwaprow M/A Junior High School, Church of Christ M/A JHS, Tantri, and St. Cyprian Basic School received items such as Sanitary Towels, Liquid soap, Veronica Buckets, Sanitary Pads among others.

President of GRASAG-UCC, Eric Adjei, who led the delegation to present the items alluded that, contribution to society is one of the main goals of Higher Education, as such, the association as part of its Kick Out Covid-19 Campaign which is a Social Outreach Programme decided to support the three basic schools with the teams. Management of the three schools expressed their delight at the gesture by GRASAG-UCC.

The 2021 GRASAG-UCC Week Celebration which commenced began with a Launch and Research Seminar on Monday, 16th August 2021 and will run till Sunday, 22nd August 2021 is under the theme, “Redefining Graduate Education through Academic, Social Belongingness & Entrepreneurial Orientation, Exhibition, and Donation to UCC Mosque, Theatre Night and a GRASAG for Christ Crusade.