By Iddi Yire, GNA
Accra, Sept 24, GNA - Ghana Technology University College (GTUC) has formally admitted 929 students to pursue various degrees, diploma and certificate programmes for the 2018/2019 academic year.
The 23rd matriculation ceremony of GTUC, which took place at the main Campus at Tesano in Accra, comprised of 619 males and 310 females.
The new intake also included 15 international students from eight countries.
This brings to the total of undergraduate student population of GTUC to 4,567; composed of 251 foreign students from 14 countries and 4,316 Ghanaian students.
Professor Isaac Abeku Blankson, Vice President, GTUC, in his address to the matriculants, drew their attention to the importance of honesty and integrity in the University College.
"GTUC frowns on dishonest conduct and in this regard the University College will verify all results submitted at the level of entry," he stated.
"Our University prides itself with integrity, excellence and academic freedom as key core values that guide us in principle and in life. I will also encourage all students to learn hard to write exams that will be devoid of malpractice and dishonesty."
Prof Blankson, who is also a Member of the Interim Governing Council of GTUC, said education was not just about the acquisition of knowledge, but it engenders honesty, respect, equality and compassion.
He noted that GTUC gives students the tools to reason, make judgments, ash tough questions and become critical thinkers.
He advised all fresh students to take full advantage of the university’s resources to help them in their studies.
Prof Blankson said: "In GTUC, our quest for knowledge is embedded in all aspects of our teaching and learning. The University creates the platform for students to discover or fine tune their talents, so that they become the person who will go out to make GTUC and the country proud, uplift the African continent and positively impact the entire world."
Mr Richard Kotei Djane, a Bachelor of Science Information Technology student, speaking on the behalf of his fellow matriculants, said their recognition of the good work of the Management of GTUC has informed their decision to pursue their university education at GTUC.
"But then, we would also like to establish the fact that success is not a destination but a journey of eternal fulfilment. With this said we are counting on the management to put in more efforts to make our stay here on campus more fulfilling by building more hostel facilities, studying rooms in our hostels, to answer the question of accommodation challenges and that more lecture halls with available and working air-conditioning systems to facilitate the efficiency of teaching and learning."
Dr Juliana Owusu-Ansah, the Registrar, GTUC, administered the matriculation oath to the new entrants.