A total of 1,122 fresh students have been admitted into the Cape Coast Technical University (CCTU) to pursue various programmes for the 2017/2018 academic year.
They comprised 967 Higher National Diploma (HND), 113 Diploma and 42 Professional Diploma students who would pursue programmes in engineering, applied sciences and arts and business leading to the award of higher certificates.
Of the number 574 representing 51.2 per cent are males and as 548 females representing 48.8 per cent.
At the matriculation ceremony, Professor Lawrence Atepor, the Vice Chancellor of the University, told the students to take advantage of the various opportunities available there to acquire skills and enhance their knowledge.
The matriculation ceremony is second of its kind since the conversion from Cape Coast Polytechnic to a Technical University.
He said the University run Professional Development programmes in collaboration with selected professional institutions with the aim of training students to become professionals in their various fields of study and urged them to take advantage of the opportunity.
Prof. Atepor said students were given hands-on training to equip them with practical employable skills that would make them competitive in the world of work after their training.
In this regard, the institution would remain committed to its core values and advised the students to strictly adhere to the rules and regulations in the students’ Handbook and pay attention to academic work.
He encouraged them to take their studies in entrepreneurship seriously because it was crucial for the setting up their own businesses after school.
He warned the students against engaging in examination malpractices saying; “let me reiterate that examination malpractice is a punishable offence and the Student’s Handbook prescribes various sanctions for different degrees of malpractices. No one can shield you from the consequences of your actions.”
Prof. Ahetor advised the students to manage their time well while they were on campus, bearing in mind their ultimate goal of being admitted to the University in order to achieve maximum benefits.