KsTU community accepts 4,561 new students
The Kumasi Technical University (KsTU) has admitted a total of 4,561 students, comprising 1,839 females and 2,722 males, for the 2019/20 Academic Year.
About 25 postgraduate students pursuing various Masters of Technology Programmes in Water and Environmental Engineering, Health Statistics, Financial Statistics, as well as Chemical Engineering, were also matriculated at the 27th Matriculation of the university held last Friday.
Ing. Prof. Osei-Wusu Achaw, Vice Chancellor of KsTU, explained that out of 7,094 applications, 6,277 student s were admitted, with the 4,561 accepting the offer of admission.
He advised the newly-admitted students to strictly adhere to all rules and regulations of the university, and reminded them that they were bound by the matriculation oath, violation of which could be detrimental to their studentship.
Ing. Prof. Osei-Wusu Achaw said the university maintains high standards in terms of academics, and urged the students to take advantage of the various life-changing opportunities available at the institution.
He advised them to pay attention to their lectures, and also cultivate the habit of reading and utilise the opportunities offered by this era of technology.
The Vice-Chancellor cautioned them to use their mobile phones as tools that enable them to access useful pieces of information that add quality of their academic life, and warned them to avoid any incidences of examination malpractices, since that could lead to their dismissal.
He also advised them to avoid bad company which can lead to vices such as alcoholism, indecent dressing and unbridled sexual lives, since the university frowns on these antisocial behaviours and would not hesitate to apply the necessary sanctions.
Ing Professor Osei-Wusu Achaw appealed to the government, through the Minister of Education, to see to the ongoing strike of the Technical University Teachers Association of Ghana (TUUTAG), and deal with the matter as soon as practicable, to avoid the derailment of the academic calendar.