The president of the Garden City University College (GCUC), Emeritus Professor Anthony Apeke Adimado, has admonished students of the university not to allow peer pressure distract them as such influences could be counterproductive.
University life, he said, was such that they could easily fall prey to the lure of peer pressure which could negatively affect their education.
Speaking at the matriculation ceremony organised by the University for its August admission, Emeritus Prof. Adimado implored them to remain steadfast and focused in order to complete their course successfully.
According to him, “it is your level of commitment to your academic work that will determine the degree and level of your performance in all your assessments and examinations at the end of each semester”.
Like any other university, he said GCUC was governed by rules and regulations to guide the conduct and activities while on campus, and explained that these guidelines were contained in the Students Information Handbook.
“Make the handbook your friend to be abreast of the rules and regulations governing the university, saying these rules are not just cosmetic designs; they are meant to be obeyed. There are sanctions for violating them with a view to enforcing discipline in the system,” he stated.
Prof. Adimado said GCUC had put in place machinery and facilities to make life comfortable for all students, and a conducive and congenial teaching and learning environment which has also been created in this University.
“The only dignifying road to success is oneness of purpose, honesty, and hard work. Should you take that course, I assure you that you will reap the fruits through awards and garlands at the appropriate time. Our joy and pride as parents and teachers alike is your success. We will therefore continue to wish you all well,” Prof. Adimado stated.
The event was also held virtually for students at its learning centres at Takoradi, Koforidua, Akim Oda, Keta and Wa, in the Western, Eastern, Volta and the Upper West regions.
A total of 1,450 fresh students were formally admitted into various programmes for the 2022/2023 academic year.
FROM TIMES REPORTER, KUMASI