Professor John Eshun, Vice Chancellor of the Takoradi Technical University, has asked students of the university to develop critical thinking and analytical minds to enable them solve problems in the society.
He said the current generation of students needed to reason and project into the future and develop original ideas to overcome the world’s challenges, “be innovative in developing solutions to development problems in the society.”
Prof. Eshun said this at the maiden matriculation ceremony for 3,425 students who have been formally admitted into the newly transitioned university to pursue various programmes of learning.
The University which is to operate on semester course unit system received 5,683 applicants for the 2016/2017 academic year out of which 3,425 were selected to form the faculty of business, Engineering, Applied Arts and Applied Science.
The Vice Chancellor called on the matriculants to reciprocate the sacrifices of their parents and guardians with excellent performance.
“The amount of time you spend on your books has to be balanced with social engagements and other forms of social learning.”
Prof. Eshun promised the students a conducive learning environment, the resources and focused leadership that were needed to make their experience a beautiful one as well as achieving their lifetime dreams.
Whilst advising them to be careful not to indulge in examination malpractices, the Vice Chancellor called on the students to use the various means of communication to address problems rather than resort to anonymous letters.