Vice Chancellor chastises freshers for lateness at matriculation

THE Vice Chancellor (VC) of the University of Health and Allied Sciences (UHAS), Professor John Owusu Gyapong, has chastised about 100 fresh students for turning up late for the 2019/2020 matriculation ceremony held on the main campus in Ho last Saturday.

“You cannot be successful if you cannot manage your time”, he told the late comers.

Professor Gyapong noted that other fresh students from the distant Hohoe campus reported very early for the ceremony and sought to know why some students who were resident in Ho rather showed up behind time.

Subsequently, the VC ordered the administration of another Matriculation Oath for them.

Professor Gyapong reminded the fresh students that the matriculation ceremony was a special occasion which signified their admission into the university, on their resolve to abide by the rules and regulations governing the university and to be of good conduct.

He told them that they were privileged to be admitted out of the huge number of applications UHAS received.

“Your admission into the various programmes and your journey here is prospective and so I encourage you to grasp it firmly by developing critical thinking skills and to have the right balance between your educational and community life”, the VC told the fresh students.

He gave the assurance that the university was doing its best to ensure that there was a secure and favourable atmosphere for students to pursue and excel in their academic work and advised them to build viable relationships with their colleagues.

In doing that, however, he warned them to develop the spirit of discipline, “since no human endeavour attains the desired success without discipline”.

Meanwhile, Professor Gyapong cautioned the fresh students that UHAS frowned upon examinations misconduct and applied ruthless sanctions on those caught in such scams.

“Bear it in mind that you were admitted as an individual and you will graduate as an individual.

“You are, therefore, exclusively responsible for all your actions during your stay on campus.

“You are considered adults and so we will treat you as such”, he further warned.

FROM ALBERTO MARIO NORETTI, HO

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