A total number of 18,830 students have been admitted into the College of Distance Education Programme of the University of Cape Coast (UCC) to pursue various courses in education and business related for the 2015-2016 academic year.
The number comprises 14,206 who will be pursuing programs in education, whilst 4,624 are to offer Business related programs.
Out of the total number of admissions, about 2,600 students come from the Northern, Upper East and Upper West Regions, making up the Northern Zone.
They matriculated at the UCC’s 15th matriculation ceremony held at the Tamale Sports stadium on Tuesday January 5, 2015.
Speaking at the ceremony, the Vice Chancellor of UCC, Professor Domwin Dabire Kuupole said the institution is pleased with the high enrollment in the northern zone, especially, the gender balance where both males and females competed actively to gain admission.
The Vice Chancellor commended female students, particularly nursing mothers for their enthusiasm to pursue higher education in spite of the challenges that they may face.
Total males enrollment of the UCC he revealed, currently stands at 10,634 and 8,205 females.
This, Professor Domwin Dabire said that though the entering requirement for admission is stringent, more applicants are making efforts to get enrolled.
“I wish to specifically congratulate the women for defying all odds to pursue further studies at higher institutions of learning such as ours” the UCC vice chancellor stressed.
The UCC, according to Professor Domwin Dabire, is expanding its new study centers to make distance education affordable for Ghanaians, adding that the UCC has a God-given responsibility to transform Ghana through distance learning.