Accra Technical University Welcomes 7000 Students

Accra Technical University on Friday November 22, 2019, matriculated a total of 7000 students for the 2019/2020 academic year – the largest number so far in the University’s history – to pursue various programmes in its five Faculties; Engineering, Built Environment, Applied Sciences, Applied Arts and Business.
The well-attended ceremony took place at the University Ceremonial Grounds.
Delivering his speech as the first substantive Vice-Chancellor of Accra Technical University, having been inducted earlier the same day, Professor Samuel Nii Odai, charged matriculants to be studious and eschew all forms of frivolities including examination malpractices that could bring an abrupt end to their university education. Pre-marital sex can destroy you, destroy your mental capacity and make you walk like a zombie. . . the bottom line is, you’re here to study and not to cook for men, embrace men, nor to satisfy anyone’s emotional needs, he cautioned.
The new Vice-Chancellor further admonished the freshly-admitted students to speak up against all forms of sexual harassments and not condone it; by reporting to their respective Heads of Departments for proper redress. He advised them ‘‘to consult a lecturer for an advice when you have a problem, but make sure to report anyone who tries to take advantage of you.’’
Addressing some infrastructure deficits bedevilling the University, Professor Odai said authorities were aware of the woefully inadequate hostels in the midst of growing student population. He assured the students that plans were underway to secure a land for additional student accommodation. As a short term measure, he said ‘‘due to that we have partnered with Aayalolo to convey students who cannot be residents to their various destinations within Accra, Tema, Kasoa, and their environs’’.
Mr. Adu-Agyei, the acting Registrar took the matriculants through the matriculation oath and thus, officially admitting them into the University and their respective faculties.