UCC Ends 60th Anniversary Celebrations with Thanksgiving Service

The University of Cape Coast (UCC) has held a non-denominational thanksgiving service to show gratitude to God as management, staff and students round off the 60th Anniversary celebration of the University.

With attendees mostly clad in tailored white attire, the thanksgiving event was on the theme, "Our Strength is from God."  

Amidst songs of praise and dance, the celebrants demonstrated their appreciation to God for His unmerited favours for a successful anniversary. 


During the service, Very Rev. Prof David Duodu led the congregation to offer prayers for the University community, as well as the leadership of Ghana. 

The Pax Romana Choir and the Chaplaincy Choir livened the occasion with choral music which got the congregants dancing. The Registrar, Mr. Jeff Teye Onyame, read the first Bible scripture while the UTAG Vice-president, Dr. Mrs Salome Amissah-Arthur, took the second reading with the Students’ Representative Council (SRC) President, Mr. S. K Adotei, reading the third lesson.

Rev. Dr. Joseph Apea Asamoah


Delivering the anniversary sermon, the Chairperson of the Western Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana (PCG), Rev. Dr. Joseph Apea Asamoah, entreated the congregants to help clear up ignorance and misconceptions bedeviling the masses though he admitted it would be an uphill task to help people out of their ignorance.

However, Rev. Dr. Asamoah noted, “The Lord is ever ready to give us the strength we need to succeed in this task.”


The onerous task, according to him, was to clear up the misconceptions, ignorance and falsehood of the masses. He was quick to add the need to execute the task with all urgency. Using the Prophet Jeremiah as an example, Rev. Dr. Asamoah, who read from the Bible to buttress his point, observed that difficult and challenging moments should not deter Christians from doing what the Lord had asked them to do to eradicate ignorance and misconception amongst the populace.

The congregation at the service


Rev. Dr.  Asamoah, who has served the Presbyterian Church for the past thirty-two (32) years, said the mercies of God were the source of mankind’s strength to discharge the task.  

"They are always available for those who are willing to do the works of God. For the Lord our God is the fountain of mercy" the Preacher added. 

In next the next forty (40) years, he challenged UCC to reach out to citizenry who will bring people out of ignorance and misconception. 

Rev. Dr.  Asamoah also expressed disgust about the continuous destruction of the country’s forest reserves and water resources through activities of illegal miners (galamsey).


The Pro Vice-Chancellor, Prof Rosemond Boohene, in a short address, entreated members of the University community to be thankful and appreciate God for  a successful anniversary. She noted that the act of thanksgiving grew the faith of Christians. 

Prof. Boohene praised staff and students for their hard work towards the growth of UCC.

Source: Documentation and Information Section-UCC