Glamorous 17th Congregation Of ATU Accomodates Industry Captain

The premises of the Accra Technical University (ATU), was filled to capacity when thousands of graduands, parents and guardians, well-wishers and members from the general public, thronged the ceremonial grounds to be conferred and witness the University’s 17th Congregation respectively.
On their elegant outfits, the joyous and gratified graduands wore their customized gowns and caps to match. Heaving sighs of relief from the rigorous academic activities that spanned the duration of their respective courses, the graduands took selfies and photographs with their colleagues and family which will definitely go into the archives of history.
Members of Convocation and the University’s Governing Council as well as visiting heads of affiliate and other sister institutions who graced the occasion were not left out of the revelry as they exhibited synergy and oneness.
The gathering which many have described as the commencement of life’s journey for the graduands, was inundated with series of practical advice, inspirational quotes and encouraging illustrations in a bid to psyche and prep them ahead of their exploits and endeavors.
Touching on three relevant topics, the Congregation Speaker, who is also the Group Chief Executive Officer of DATABANK, Mr. Kojo Addae-Mensah, underscored the need for the graduating students to become millionaires without any excuse when they retire. The industry captain also explained why corruption does not pay and why they should work after school whether it is their business or not. The financial management mogul further implored Management to take advantage of the conversion of the institution from Polytechnic to University to help strengthen its value proposition.
In Mr. Kojo Addae-Mensah’s words, he noted “Interestingly enough though, in preparing to speak today, I learned there are actually less engineering students than business students at Accra Technical University. I may not fault you at this point in time because you may not have the facilities to accommodate engineering, but I plead that you work hard and focus on finding ways outside of government to get the school well equipped with the right faculty and logistics”.
He finally entreated the graduating class not to relent on their oars in the pursuit of their individual goals in life. Reassuring Management’s commitment in positioning the University into an epicenter of competence, skill development and technical based knowledge delivery hub, the Acting Vice Chancellor of Accra Technical University, Prof. Edmund Ameko catalogued a number of ongoing interventions triggered by Management in partnership with Council in realizing the vision. According to Prof. Ameko, the Department of Fashion Design and Textiles of ATU was the first in the country to adopt a Competency Based Training (CBT) in ensuring smooth delivery of their progrmmes. This in his estimation will forge a strong link between the University and the fashion industry both on the local and international fronts.
Bringing the gathering with an up to speed updates on the progress made by the Governing Council of the University Chairman of the ATU Governing Council, Prof. Ralph Kinston Asabere expressed satisfaction about the zeal with which Council has been working with interim leadership. Prof. Asabere lauded members of staff and students for upholding industrial peace and their willingness to mutually resolve internal conflicts devoid of public uproar.
The event which was the second session of the 17th Congregation for the cohorts of School of Business and Management Studies was greeted with names of some students who performed exceptionally stupendous. Notable of the names that were left on the lips of many attendees were Bempoh Gideon who was adjudged the best graduating student from the School of Business and Management Studies. Amevor Enock was also declared as the overall best graduating student of Bachelor of Technology.  
The awardees were presented with citations, plagues and cash prizes from partnering institutions.