ATU Holds Oreintation For Freshers

Accra Technical University (ATU) has organised an orientation for its 2019/2020 academic year students on Monday 16th September, 2019 at the University’s Auditorium. The orientation which is in series ends on Wednesday, September 18, 2019.
Welcoming the students, the Vice−Chancellor, Professor Samuel Nii Odai, expressed gratitude to them for making ATU their preferred choice. He mentioned that ATU prides itself as the premier technical university in Ghana, with a vision of producing global leaders of which these new students must add to.
Citing the purpose of the gathering, the Vice-Chancellor said that orientations are important in every community or institution especially for new members because “being new in any community or institution may cause anxiety in the heart in so many unknowns – wondering where to find who and what, fear of getting lost, whether or not if one is pursuing the right programme or not – these are all part of being in a new environment. That is why there is the need for orientation to solve and acquaint you with our customs.”
The Vice−Chancellor, gave the new students a brief overview of the University, touching on the five distinct faculties; Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Faculty of Applied Arts, Faculty of Built Environment and Faculty of Business.
He mentioned that Management has the welfare of students at heart and hence, strategic measures have been put in place to create a conducive atmosphere for effective teaching and learning.
Concluding his address, he challenged students to be focused on building their careers through dedicated learning and not be swayed by the youthful exuberance on campus.
“With your stay here, you are going to make some good friends, some might lead to marriages but that is not what you are here for; always study. It would be sad to leave here after school with regrets because you came to waste your time and your parents’ money for not being able to pass well with a befitting certificate” he admonished.
Mr. Michael Okae Adow, the Dean of Students Affairs, also took the opportunity to welcome the new students into their various faculties, and charged them to be studious.