The Accra Technical University (ATU) has admitted 4,528 fresh students into the university to pursue various courses.
The matriculation ceremony is the 24th in the history of the school but the first of its kind since the conversion from Accra Polytechnic to the Accra Technical University.
Speaking at the matriculation ceremony, Professor Sylvester Achio, the rector of the University told participants to take advantage of the opportunities at the university to acquire and enhance their skills.
Professor Achio said the school received a total of 7,003 applications from hopefuls seeking admission into the Technical University out of which 5,591 applicants representing 80 per cent were qualified and admitted. 4,528 applicants admitted however fulfilled admission requirements and inducted into the university.
He advised the students to make good use of the freedom they are going to enjoy in the university saying “time should be effectively used in your three-year journey at ATU to make you productive members of society”.
Professor Achio noted: “At ATU, we don’t tell students what to think but how to take charge of their thinking and how to learn.”
He said the curriculum “is designed to produce intellectual self-reliance, persons who have the capabilities of being independent in their judgement, critical in analysis, and innovative in developing solutions to challenges.”
“I admonish you to remain open to new and transformational experiences and your adventure may take you down roads you never dreamed of travelling”.
Professor Achio said the university’s expectations were to “develop your competences through constant practice, overcome any academic obstacles you may encounter here with much diligence by taking advantage of both the enormous human and material resources that this University is endowed with.
Professor Edmund Ameko, the Vice Rector of the ATU, urged the students to be serious with their studies and not join bad companies.
He said there is the need to “remain positive and never give up in life but know that whatever God has begun in you, He will bring it to a successful end.”