THE Ho Technical University (HTU), has warned that any disobedient student whose criminal conduct on or outside the campus that brings the image of the institution into disrepute will suffer swift and ruthless consequences.
“Once it is crime, we will quickly hand you over to the police for the law to take its course,” said the Vice Chancellor, Professor Ben Q Honyenuga.
He gave the caution at the 26th matriculation ceremony (second batch) for the 2018/10 academic year.
In all, 548 students were admitted to the Faculty of Applied Sciences and Technology, Faculty of Art and Design, HTU Business School, Faculty of Engineering, and none tertiary programmes.
Five others were admitted for the MTech Programme which HTU runs in conjunction with the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi.
Professor Honyenuga reminded the new students that the matriculation oath which they had taken was a bond with the university, to guide them to be of good behaviour until their graduation.
He entreated them to combine academic excellence with integrity, self-discipline and moral uprightness since their studies and development would not be complete without those values.
Still on disciple, the Vice Chancellor re-affirmed HTU’s firms and uncompromising stance against examination malpractice, saying that was one of the quickest ways of getting a student thrown out of the university.
“Challenge yourselves and peers with new ideas on daily basis and embrace one another’s passion for creativity and education,” he concluded.
FROM ALBERTO MARIO NORETTI, HO