Wisconsin University holds 16th matriculation

Prof Mireku speaking at the event

Prof Mireku speaking at the event

Wisconsin International University College (WIUC), Ghana has held its 16th matriculation ceremony to formally admit a total of 1,122 fresh students to pursue various undergraduate Degree and Diploma Programmes for the 2018/2019 academic year.

Out of the total matriculants representing over 20 nationalities, 702 (62.57 per cent) are females with a male population of 420 (37.43 per cent).

Addressing the matriculants, the Vice Chancellor of WIUC, Professor Obeng Mireku said the university had a mission to develop world-class human resources equipped with the appropriate knowledge, skills and attitudes to meet national development needs and global challenges.

The university he said had procured state-of-the-art facilities for Law, Nursing, Communication and Information Technology (IT) for students.

“Throughout the course of your study, we will also provide numerous opportunities for you to develop your skills, expand your network and prepare for employment, career advancement and entrepreneurship,” he added.

The Vice Chancellor disclosed that, WIUC had recently acquired a campus in Feyiase, Kumasi on the Lake Bosomtwe Road.

He said the Kumasi campus, would cater for students mainly from the northern part of Ghana as well as from neighbouring countries to the north of Ghana.

“The campus has been acquired with the foresight of the anticipated demand for tertiary education stemming from the free SHS programme.”

Prof Mireku noted that the university had introduced new programmes at certificate, diploma and degree levels to secure excellent career prospects for its students.

He urged the matriculants to take advantage of the career development sessions and other skills-building activities the university provides for its students to develop themselves.

He advised the students to observe personal safety precautions and urged them to strictly adhere to rules and regulations in the students’ handbook, and pay attention to their academic work.

Justice Isaac Duose, Council Chairman of the University College on his part, said the matriculants must appreciate and understand the reason why they were in school.

“Whatever your reasons are for coming, now that you are here, I urge you to make the most out of the choice you have made,” he noted.

He welcomed the matriculants to the university’s community and wished them well in their various field of study. GNA

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