The acting Vice Chancellor of the Ho Technical University, Dr. Ben Honyenuga, has challenged female students of the university to compete with their male counterparts in pursuing post graduate programmes in technology.
He said programmes should not be left to be dominated by males as females have equal opportunities to pursue such programmes.
He also urged females to take advantage of the available scholarships packages earmarked to support females to undertake such courses.
The acting Vice Chancellor gave the advice at the maiden matriculation of the first batch of Masters of Technology students in Ho yesterday.
In all, 13 graduate students, who are all male, were matriculated for the programmes, and the absence of a female, compelled the acting Vice Chancellor to encourage the females to venture into that field.
Dr. Honyenuga noted that matriculation was a very special one because it marks the beginning of academic work by the first batch of Master of Technology students of the university.
The programme is being run in collaboration with the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).
He said the university has come that far as a result of its determination to provide human capital development to the nation at higher levels of tertiary education.
Ms. Lucy Dienu, Affiliation Officer of KNUST, who represented the KNUST Vice Chancellor, congratulated the fresh students for their enrolment, and assured them of full assistance to ensure the successful completion of the course.
From Kafui Gati, Ho