The University of Cape Coast held a Send-Off and a Long Service Awards Ceremony for 73 members of staff who retired from active service this year. Teaching as they say, is not an easy task, but one way or the other, teachers find their way out to impart into the lives of learners (students). There’s a point in time in our life when some things must come to a standstill, and for some lecturers at the UCC, this is their fate and the end of their teaching careers.
The ceremony which is normally held annually to celebrate and appreciate the dedicated retiring staff of the University included 22 senior members, 20 senior staff and 31 junior staff who passionately served the University for periods ranging from 18 to 42 years in their various capacities.
Addressing the gathering, on behalf of the Vice-Chancellor at the ceremony on Thursday, the Provost of the College of Humanities and Legal Studies, Professor Francis Eric Amoquandoh, acknowledged the retirees for their relentless support, commitment and dedication to the institution whilst pursuing excellence through the creation of standards in teaching, intellectual inquiry and professional practice.
He, therefore, urged them to assist the present staff by mentoring them to keep up with the meritorious services for the betterment of the University. In a way of the toeing the footsteps of the younger ones.
Professor Amoquandoh further encouraged them to join clubs to fraternize whilst leveraging on the pensioners ‘association to stay healthy and active as always.
On behalf of the retirees, Prof. Livingstone K. Sam-Amoah expressed his profound gratitude to the University management for the honour and implored the retirees to prioritize their health and welfare even as they withdraw from active service.