Oguaa Manhen grateful to UCC

The Omanhen of Oguaa Traditional Area, Osabarima Kwesi Atta II, has gratefully welcomed the conferment of an Honorary Degree of Law on him by the University of Cape Coast.

He has, subsequently, praised the University for appreciating what he termed as his little effort meant to ensure absolute peace and equanimity between the UCC and its host communities over the years.

At a brief engagement with the media at the Emintsimadze Palace in Cape Coast, Osabarima indicated that he was thrilled by the fact that the University of Cape Coast has recognised his efforts and quest for peace.

“I am particularly motivated by this honour done me by the University and this honour will go a long way to encourage me to do more to bring absolute peace to the University in order to raise high the image of the school,” he stated.

The Cape Coast Paramount Chief expressed a heartfelt appreciation to the management of the University for the recognition and his commitment to peace building.

Concern over poor performance

Osabarima was extremely worried about the inability of a higher number of indigenous students from Cape Coast to gain admission to the high-status University.

He mentioned that though there were prestigious Senior High Schools in the Cape Coast Metropolis, many pupils from Cape Coast Basic Schools mostly struggled to get admitted into those schools.

He blamed the situation on poor performance at the basic high school level adding that the situation required urgent attention.

He, therefore, called for a holistic review of the situation by all stakeholders and also called for concerted efforts from all to help improve the situation so that more indigenous students could gain admission.

Conferment of Honorary Degree

In recognition of the Omanhen of Cape Coast’s quest for peace within the University community, the University of Cape Coast has conferred an Honorary Degree of Law on Osabarima Kwesi Atta II.

At a colourful ceremony, the Chancellor of the University, Dr. Sir Sam Esson Jonah, touted the leadership qualities of Osabarima Kwesi Atta and further indicated that the chief has been committed to peace.

He added, “Osabarima’s love for Cape Coast, his contributions to the university, his role in promoting regional unity and peace, and his advocacy for local development makes him an exemplary Honoree. Indeed, this honour is long overdue”.


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