The Vice Chancellor of Takoradi Technical University, Rev. Prof. John Frank Eshun has assured the 7,244 matriculants for the 2023/2024 academic year that the University has the right hands to help nurture their academic ambitions. The 24th Takoradi Technical University matriculation ceremony which spans over two days with four sessional ceremonies, according to the Vice Chancellor, Rev. Prof. John Frank Eshun recorded the largest matriculants after offering admission to 9,436 out of the total 10,061 applicants.

The 7,244 freshers are pursuing various Diploma, HND, B-Tech, Degree and Master’s programmes at the University’s Faculties of Engineering, Applied Arts and Technology, Applied Sciences, Business Studies and Management, Built and Natural Environment, School of Graduate Studies, Centre for Languages and Liberal Studies, and the Institute of Continuing and Distance Education.

Speaking at the ceremony, the Vice Chancellor, Rev. Prof. John Frank Eshun, congratulated the freshmen and women for choosing TTU and therefore assured them of the University’s capacity to help drive-home their aspirations.

“Takoradi Technical University is a community of dedicated individuals who are passionate about education, innovation, and societal development. We take pride in our commitment to excellence and strive to create an environment that fosters academic rigor, critical thinking, creativity and innovation. Our faculty members are renowned experts in their respective fields, and they are here to guide and mentor you throughout your academic journey’’, he said.

Emphasizing the importance of self-discipline and integrity, Rev. Prof. Eshun cautioned students against examination malpractices and misconduct, therefore urged the students to familiarize themselves with the university’s regulations in the students’ handbook.

“Note that the University has zero tolerance for examination malpractice, and anyone found guilty will be dismissed from the University. We have good facilities such as the E-library, the general Library, workshops, and laboratories, etc. I entreat you to make good use of the resources available to make your stay at TTU meaningful. You will receive a Students’ Handbook that outlines all the rules that will govern your social and academic lives as a student; it is important that you thoroughly read the handbook to avoid any unpleasant situations,” he urged.

He again advised students to be security conscious and stressed the need to abstain from social vices such as drug abuse, occultism, promiscuity, as these practices, when caught, will lead to expulsion.

Pro Vice Chancellor, Prof. Victor Kweku Bondzie Micah, urged students to actively participate in the yet to be announced 70th-anniversary ceremony activities.

“The university will be 70 years in September this year, and we are planning a lot of activities for both students and staff. The reason we want to reiterate this issue is that we need you, the students, to help us ensure the programme’ success. So we plead with you that whatever programmes we have outlined with the SRC, please support us fully,” he pleaded.

The Registrar of TTU, Dr. Moses Maclean Abnory, acknowledged the significant role the University plays and the importance it attaches to the education of students with disabilities by matriculating 25 persons with disabilities at the 24th TTU Matriculation.

Matriculants were taken through presentations on energy conservation on campus, student-staff relationships, grievance procedures, and staff assessment. They were urged to minimize the use of electricity, avoid personal and intimate relationships with staff, but rather build cordial and professional relationships with staff, and make use of available services such as the counselling services.

Present at the ceremony were Deans, Heads of Departments, Convocation members, Senior and Junior Staff of the university, as well as Executives of the Students Representative Council.

Tomorrow, 24th February, 2024, marks the final day for the 2023/2024 matriculation for the remaining faculties.




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