Members of the University Community were treated to great musical performances at the 2018 edition of Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols Service.
Speaking at the Service, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Joseph Ghartey Ampiah, on behalf of the University Council and Management, acknowledged faculty and support staff for their continuous dedication, commitment and support throughout the year. He also thanked the entire student body for playing a commendable role in ensuring a successful semester. “For those who won several awards for the University, particularly, our gallant sports men, we appreciate you,” he said.
Prof. Ampiah acknowledged the fact that all the successes of the University would not have been possible without the efforts of faculty and support staff and therefore, expressed gratitude to them for their contribution, commitment and hard work. “Although both of us have unanswered prayers, as we enter into 2019, we must use our time wisely and move forward as decisively and swiftly as we can,” he noted. He indicated, that could only be possible if all staff were dedicated to their duties assigned to them.”
Prof. Ampiah thanked the surrounding communities for their peaceful co-existence with the University. He advised everyone to be moderate in everything he/she would during the festive season and to lend a helping hand to the needy. He wished everyone peace, love, joy, divine favour, long life, good health, prosperity, success and Happy Christmas.
Explaining the purpose of the ceremony, the Chairman of the Chaplaincy Board, Prof. Seth Asare-Danso, stated that the Carols Service was organised to help prepare and usher members of the University Community into the Christmas Season. He urged the audience to “Feel free and dance, and enjoy yourself”.
Performing at the service were the UCC Mass Choir, Voices of Accountability Choir, Central Vocal Ensemble, Joyful Way Incorporated, Gregorian Choir and GNAAS Choir. Riddick Sax and Mercy Akyianu also thrilled the audience to some Christmas tunes and carols.