Takoradi Campus of GTUC admits 168 students

The Takoradi Campus of the Ghana Technology University College (GTUC), on Saturday, held its 8th matriculation ceremony to admit 168 new students to pursue various Diploma and Degree programmes, for the 2017/2018 academic year.

A total of 36 students are pursuing Computing and Information Systems course, 114 Information and Technology and Business and eight in engineering.

In his address, the Vice President of GTUC, Prof. Isaac Abeku Blankson, noted that Ghana needs transformational thinkers and doers, and hoped that the education the university offered should set students on the course “on this journey of transformation.”

He told the matriculants: “Only when we have been able to raise leaders, thinkers and most importantly doers, who are committed not just to self but to humanity – will we consider our job done.  I challenge you to open up yourself and your mind to this wonderful experience.”

He assured the students that GTUC education, would in the next four years, define their future, grow them intellectually equipped with the tools to reason, make  judgements and become critical thinkers in entrepreneurship, engineering, business administration and ICT.

Prof. Blankson added that GTUC would help students to discover and fine tune- their hidden talents to make the university, Ghana and the Africa continent proud and also impact positively on the world.

Education, he said, was not just about knowledge acquisition but promoted honesty, respect, equality and compassion, stressing “our quest for knowledge is embedded in all aspects of our teaching and learning.”

The Vice President of GTUC said the students had made the right choice of an institution that stood for excellence in teaching and research, pledging that the university would ensure that the students realised their dreams and true potentials.

The Head of Academics at the GTUC Takoradi Campus, Mr Luki Bayuasi reminded the students that the university operated a zero  tolerance for occultism, drugs, or hooliganism,  and, therefore, urged them  to abide  by the oath they swore.

Later, the Acting Head of the Takoradi Campus, Nustrat-Jahan Abubakar, led the students to take the matriculation oath of GTUC to obey the rules and regulations, study diligently and to promote the good name of the university.

Signing the matriculation oath on behalf of the students, Mr Gabriel Mensah of the BSC Human Resources class, noted that the GTUC online lectures had brought education to the doorsteps of learners, especially those in the Western Region.

“The President and his team had made GTUC a beacon of hope for those who had no hope of university education,” he added.

He urged his mates to be men of honour as they spent time on campus.

FROM CLEMENT ADZEI BOYE, TAKORADI

 

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