The immediate past Chairperson of the 2017 Alumni Homecoming Planning Committee, Ms. Patricia Akosua Effah Kwartemaa, has appealed to Prof. Daniels Obeng-Ofori, Vice-Chancellor of the Catholic University College of Ghana, Fiapre-Sunyani, to do everything humanly possible to reposition and rebrand the University College to assume its rightful position among the best in the country and beyond.
Speaking on behalf of the proud alumni group in a meeting with the Vice-Chancellor, Ms. Effah Kwartemaa indicated that CUCG deserved to be seen in the light of its uniqueness in impartation of quality, integrated and holistic education based on true discipline and moral values.
The Alumni Group called on the University College (both academic and administrative staf) to make academic and social life on campus comfortable for students and alumni alike. CUCG ought to look at students and alumni as ambassadors of the University College to promote the catholic brand of tertiary education to their families, friends and colleagues.
The alumni group made the appeal during a meeting with the Vice-Chancellor on campus at the weekend as part of the activities that marked the first formal homecoming celebration of the CUCG alumni.
The Group made a special request to Prof. Obeng-Ofori to assign an officer to directly interact with the alumni in marketing and rebranding the University College.
Among other things, the alumni requested the University College to offer necessary support to various student groups and associations on campus, especially, the PAX Romana Choir, to rejuvenate the agenda of promoting the University College through their routine visits to cathedrals and parishes in the various dioceses in the celebration of Mass.
Besides, the University College should add value to its programmes by facilitating internship and attachment programmes with companies and institutions for its students during vacations as part of continuous assessment factors.
Also, the University College was to ensure that respective staff in the key offices were at post at weekends to offer services to weekend students. Furthermore, the alumni urged the University academic staff to offer the needed and relevant assistance to students in their research and project work to ensure that students complete their works on schedule.
The Alumni called on the University College to provide appropriate responses to students' requests on letters of recommendations, attestation and proficiency. They were of the hope that CUCG would come out with policies on harassment, health and safety issues to ensure a healthy environment where academic freedoms are entrenched.
The alumni appealed to the Vice-Chancellor to provide the association with an office space to enable the elected Alumni Officer to operate from in mobilizing and coordinating the activities of graduates produced by the University College.
The Vice-Chancellor was grateful for the positive thoughts of the alumni about their Alma Mata and assured them of his personal and the university support in achieving the collective goal of rebranding, and repositioning the Catholic University College to assume its recognition.