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.


The GRASAG-UCC Judicial Board is an organ of GRASAG-UCC and its purpose is to adjudicate matters of graduate students’ that need redress. The Judicial Board is responsible for the interpretation and enforcement of this Constitution. The Judicial Board comprises the Chief Justice and six (6) other full members of GRASAG-UCC. In the year under review, the Judicial Board was headed by His Lordship Augustine Tankong.  Mr. Augustine Tankong is a Master of Commerce (M. Com) Procurement and Supply Chain Management graduate student. During the Chief Justice induction by the Dean of Graduate School.  His Lordship Tankong reiterated that his best foot during his tenure would be to spearhead reform and also conduct a review of the Constitution with the support of the Dean, Management, and Executives of GRASAG-UCC. According to Mr. Tankong, putting the reforms in place would clear doubts and uphold the integrity and trust of the Judicial Board.

Below are the Reforms undertaken by the Judicial Board.


Theme: Administering justice at the student front: the role of a student judge.

Areas Covered include

  • Judicial Process
  • Administration of justice
  • Judicial Principle and conduct
  • The source power and strength
  • Bench integrity
  • Justices, senators, and students relationship
  • Writing judgment

For the first time in Grasag UCC, IN exercise of the powers conferred on the Judicial Board by clause (1) and (2) of Article 15 the GRASAG-UCC Constitution,  Rules were made on the 23rd day of July 2021. These subsequently received approval from the senate.


The President, according to clause (1) (j) of Article 131 and Article 352 of the GRASAG-UCC Constitution constituted the Constitutional Review Committee (hereinafter known as the ‘Committee’) to review the constitutions by either amending, repealing, or inserting some provisions in the Constitution, to ensure synergy in governance and institutional administration of powers set up by the Constitution, to enhance the interest and welfare of GRASAG members. His Excellency the President, in His great wisdom, and conformance with the tenets of representative democracy; separation of powers; and the principles of checks and balances, constituted the 5-member committee in the following terms;

  • A member from the leadership of the Executive Council
  • A member from the leadership of the Senate
  • A member from the leadership of the Judiciary
  • A member from the General Assembly
  • A person with a legal background, preferably a law student


For the first time in Grasag UCC, A Constitutional Instrument mandated by the GRASAG-UCC Constitution. IN exercise of the powers conferred on the Electoral Commissioner by paragraph 3, clause 2 of Article 18 of the GRASAG-UCC Constitution, these Regulations were made on the 11th day of August 2021.


The GRASAG-UCC launch was marked with a Research Seminar on the Theme: Linking Research to Ministries and Industries, the Role of Postgraduate students. The speaker for Seminar was Prof. David Teye Doku, Deputy Director, Directorate of Research, Innovation and Consultancy, University of Cape Coast.

The Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cape Coast, Prof. Dora Francisca Edu-Buandoh who was the chairperson of the programme acknowledges the hard work of the GRASAG-UCC 2020/21 Executive Council and urges members of the association to make good use of the various capacity building programmes organised by their Executive Council. The President together with the Executive Council successfully launched the 2021 GRASAG-UCC Week Celebration. The event was held on Monday 16th August 2021 at Auditorium 900.

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.





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.


The zeal of the Executive Council of GRASAG-UCC to see all postgraduate students of the University of Cape Coast have a conducive and serene environment to study has necessitated the procurement of fans and internet cables to be used to refurbish the Graduate study area at the Sam Jonah Library Basement.
Each cubicle will now have a fan to complement the air conditioner when it is off or breaks down. The damaged sockets, internet ports, and cables will also be replaced.
The above-mentioned items were presented to the Management of University  Library at the Sam Jonah Library on 14th July 2021 by the President of GRASAG-UCC and some executives
On this note we plead that members corporate with the electricians when they begin fixing the fans and cables at the library.
Below are some pictures



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


A three (3) day research workshop organised by the Association fell on 3rd to 5th February 2020. The workshop was organised with the intention of equipping students on Tools in Data Analysis and Interpretation and avoiding Plagiarism.

The workshop started with College of Agriculture and Natural Sciences with a presentation by Dr. Josiah Tachie-Menson. He presented on the use of Excel and G-Stat for data analysis.

Day two of the workshop was instituted for College of Humanities and Legal studies. The resource person for the day was Dr. Godfred William Cantah who presented on the use of Stata for data analysis.

The workshop ended on day three with presentations by Dr. Lebbaeus Asamani for College of Education studies and Mr. George Adjei for College of Health and Allied Sciences.

Mr. Isaac Nketsiah from DRIC, UCC  was present for all the three days of the workshop to take students through the best practices in avoiding plagiarism in their research work.

The Dean of School of Graduate Studies, UCC, Prof. Ernest L. Okorley graced the workshop and encouraged students to work hard in order to finish their thesis on time. The students learnt a lot and were grateful for such an educative seminar.

Dr. Godfred William-Cantah presenting on the use of Stata Analysis Tool

Dr. Lebbaeus Asamani presenting to students under School of Education Studies on the use of SPSS

Prof. Ernest L. Okorley, Dean of School of Graduate Studies, UCC, gracing the program

A shot of a one-on-one session between Mr. Gorge Adjei, the resource person, and a student

Some students interacting and learning from one another

Shot of some students attentively listening to the ongoing presentation

Mr. Isaac Nketsiah presenting on how to check plagiarism in students research work

The Chairman for Research Committee of GRASAG and the MC for the workshop doing his thing.


There is always time for a pose and a nice shot

There is always time for a pose and a nice shot

SPSS Installation time




On the 6th of December 2019, the Association with its able members went on a walk for members de-stress, exercise and socialise amid the semester’s examinations. The Health Walk was accompanied by brass band music, which made the students dance to melodious tunes as they exercise. At the end of the walk which started from the Sam Jonah Library (Science) to the University’s Sports Complex (Old Site), the students were taken through some aerobics and engaged in some indoor games including ‘Oware’, Ludo, Draft, and Cards.

Members dancing to the melodious tunes from the band and ‘banging’

Still on the walk………

Members taking through some aerobics

‘Oware’ being played by some students during the indoor games session

Still on the indoor games session – that was the winner of the the Ludo game for the day

Adelaide Osei-Tutu and her champions on the Card Game.

Some time with the camera man…. ONE BIG FAMILY


The First Senate Meeting of the 2019/2020 academic year for regular students came off on the 3rd of October,  2019 at the Sasakawa Conference Room. Some of the deliberations that took place at the meeting include deliberations on the budget for the academic year, deliberations on the Week Celebration of the Association, deliberations on research seminars and the institution of the Graduate Research Commons.

The Senate of GRASAG serves as the Legislative Arm of the Association where deliberations take place to carefully consider which programmes and activities are academically appropriate to be organised for members of the Association. It is made up of a representative each of all the various programs in the Graduate School. For an academic semester, Senate Meeting is organised twice to guide the Executive Council in their works.

The first Senate meeting ended successfully with great suggestions and guidance from the various senators and was chaired by the Speaker of Senate Hon. Sampson Gakpoh (Mphil Educational Psychology).

The Senate Leadership and Her Ladyship, Justice Ruth Abaduwaa Quansah in a shot.

Various representatives of GRASAG to the University’s Boards being Sworn in by Her Ladyship.

The Right Bench Leaders of Senate in a shot

The Executive Council of the Association in a shot.

The vetting and audit committee members being sworn in at the meeting.

The former President of the Association, Mr George Sarfo in attendance.

Tete-a-tete between the Honorable Speaker, Mr. Sampson Gakpoh and the Senate Secretary, Ms. Jennifer Cobbinah.