The Vice Chancellor of Takoradi Technical University, Rev. Prof. John Frank Eshun says the University will not award its degrees to graduating indiscipline students, therefore has advised newly admitted students to be of good behavior and commit to studies.
Rev. Prof. Eshun gave the caution at the 8th Matriculation ceremony of TTU where 6,194 freshmen out of a total of 8,627 applicants who were offered admission into Takoradi Technical University for the 2022/2023 academic year matriculated. While commending the freshmen for successfully gaining admission into TTU, the Vice Chancellor challenged them to work hard and be discipline to merit the University’s award of degrees.
You are expected to exhibit a high sense of discipline while in the University. The University will not award its degree to students who are found wanting in character and in learning. You are forewarned that to earn the degree from the University, you must be disciplined in addition to studying hard…as the University’s motto goes ‘Adwen, Akoma na Nsa ma mpuntu. Set your sights on a noble cause from now and work tirelessly to achieve it. Some of you have started experiencing a lot of freedom which you have not had before. You should all keep in mind that freedom comes with responsibilities”, he said.
The matriculants consisting of 66.3% male and 33.7% female would be offering Professional Diploma in Technology programmes, Bachelor of Technology, B-Tech top-up and Master of Technology programmes.
He said 64% of the admitted students are offering Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) related programmes which reinforces TTU’s dedication to its core mandate and vision to produce the needed world-class technical manpower for Ghana’s development.
“From the statistics, 64% of the admitted students are offering Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) related programmes whiles 36% are offering Business related programmes. This is an indication that TTU is committed to creating stronger STEM opportunities for the future generation to confidently address national and global challenges that confront us today”, he emphasized.
On the use of Social Media, the Vice Chancellor of Takoradi Technical University urged the students to use Social Media to positively impact their academic work and project the University.
“Social media is a very useful communication tool and many use it positively, whiles many others use it for negative reasons. You are advised to use Social Media for only positive things that will add value to your stay at the University. In line with the rules of the University, no student is permitted to publish anything concerning the University without the written permission of the Vice-Chancellor through the Registrar. You are, therefore, advised not to take the laws into your hands. Any violation of this rule will not go unpunished”, he noted. Rev. Prof. Eshun said the University Management has put in place the needed logistics coupled with the right lecturers to guide their studies, thereby helping the matriculating freshmen to succeed in their chosen endeavors.
On students with disability, the University admitted 28 students with various disabilities, taking the total number of students with disability at the University to seventy (70).