Former UCC Lecturer Develops Drug for Treating Diabetes Complications

A former lecturer of the Department of Chemistry, Dr. Owusu Akyiaw Bempah, has developed a drug known as Fenomin Tablets for treating diabetes complications.

Dr. Bempah, explained that the tablets were a formulation of vitamin B1, B2 and B5 capable of preventing complications affecting all organs in type 2 diabetes mellitus patients. Other ingredients of the tablets he mentioned were dicalcium phosphate, cellulose, silica, magnesium stearate.

Alumnus Donates to Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management

An Alumnus of the University of Cape Coast, Mr. Steven Quartelai has donated a stove and a set of books to the Department of Hospitality And Tourism Management. 

Mr. Quartelai, who graduated from the University in the year 2000 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Tourism made the presentation through Prof. Ishmael Mensah, the Ghanaian Director of the Confucius Institute and also a lecturer at the Department.

faculty of law inducts first year students cross section of students

The Faculty of Law has held the Sixth Roll Call Ceremony for students admitted to pursue Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree programme at the University for the 2018/2019 academic year.

A total of 101 students were inducted into the Faculty of Law at the ceremony. A Justice of the High Court, Mrs. Olivia Obeng-Owusu administered the oath to the students.

department of hospitality and tourism launches 10th anniversary

The Department of Hospitality and Tourism has launched its 10th Anniversary at a ceremony at the Main Auditorium.

Speaking at the function, the Deputy Minister for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Dr. Ziblim Barri Iddi, congratulated the Department on achieving such a milestone.  He noted that tourism played a key role in contributing towards the development of Ghana’s economy. “Given the necessary support, tourism can open more opportunities for employment, foreign exchange and generally increase in people’s incomes through the value chain” he noted.


The School of Physical Sciences, has honoured 75 students who excelled academically during the 2017/2018 academic year.

The students comprising levels 100 to 300 with Cumulative Grade Point Aggregate (CGPA) of 3.6 and above were presented with certificates and cash prizes at the 2018 Dean’s Awards Ceremony.

Ms. Angelica Maisuh, a level 200 Bachelor of Mathematics with Economics student was adjudged the overall best student with a CGPA of 3.91.

Faculty of Arts Holds Maiden Dean’s Award

The Faculty of Arts has celebrated its brilliant and hardworking students at the maiden Dean’s Award Ceremony.

The efforts of these students who were from level 200 to level 400 with Cumulative Grade Point Aggregate (CGPA) of 3.6 and above were acknowledged with presentation of certificates.  In all, 57 students were presented with awards including 27 for level 200, 13 for level 300, and 17 for level 400.

A Professor of Development Economics at the School for Development Studies, Prof. John Victor Mensah, has decried the incessant politicisation of the country’s industrialisation by succesive governments.

Analysing the trend of performance of the industrial sector under various governments from the era of independence to date, Prof. Mensah described Ghana’s industrialisation as largely rhetoric.

Prof. Mensah made these statements when he delivered his Inaugural Lecture on the topic “Ghana’s Industrialisation-Rhetoric or Reality?”

Chief Invigilators from the University have left campus to supervise Access Course examinations for Post Nurse Assistance Clinical (NAC) and Nurse Assistance Preventive (NAP) in four Nursing and Midwifery Training Colleges (NMTC) in the country.

The examinations would be held from Monday, November 4 to Wednesday November 7, 2018, at the Cape Coast NMTC, Atibie NMTC in the Eastern Region, Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital NMTC, Kumasi and Tamale Teaching Hospital NMTC, Tamale.  

The immediate former Vice-Chancellor of the University, Prof. D. D. Kuupole, has called on the University to enhance its engagement with communities to address challenges affecting them.

Prof. Kuupole said it was important for the University to strengthen its engagement with communities within and beyond the institution’s geographical boundaries in all aspects of their livelihood for optimum satisfaction.