The Technical University College of Tamale (TUCT), is in the process of meeting the requirements of the National Accreditation Board (NAB) and its mentoring institutions to introduce new programmes to contribute to the building of the capacity of the youth.
Naa Professor Arkitect Abubakr Al-Hassan, Principal of TUCT, who announced this during the college’s fourth congregation at Dungu, near Tamale, said TUCT had received certificates from NAB to commence Bachelor of Science (BSc) and Diploma in General Nursing programmes.
A total of 30 students graduated with Bachelors’ degrees in Religious Studies, and Human Settlement Planning while the ceremony was also used to matriculate new students to pursue various programmes at the TUCT.
TUCT, established in 2001, is mentored by the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KUNST) and the University for Development Studies (UDS).
Naa Professor Al-Hassan said other programmes proposed by the TUCT which were currently being processed by NAB as well as KNUST and UDS included BSc Computer Science, BSc Construction Technology and Management, and BSc Quantity Surveying and Construction Economics.
He advised the graduates to let honesty and hard work be their guiding principles to ensure their success in life.
Professor William Otoo Ellis, Vice-Chancellor of KNUST, whose speech was read on his behalf, gave the assurance that KNUST would continue to do quality control to ensure that programmes ran by TUCT met the required standards.
Alhaji Mohammed-Muniru Limuna, Northern Regional Minister, who was represented by the District Chief Executive for Sagnarigu, lauded the private sector for partnering with government to provide quality education for all.
Alhaji Mohammed Haroun, Northern Regional Director of Education, for his part, said the government remained committed towards improving education infrastructure in the region, citing the establishment of two new colleges of education at Gambaga and Yendi, as an indication of that commitment to improve access to education.