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Orientation for freshmen and women at the Accra Technical University (ATU) began on Monday, January 23, 2023, at the University Auditorium. A general orientation ceremony was held for morning session students at 10 am and for evening session students at 5 pm.

Both ceremonies acquainted new ATU students with various members of the Management and executives of the Student Representative Council. The University’s

administrators took turns familiarising the freshmen and women with their departments and their roles in enhancing students’ experience.

After the Dean of Student Affairs, Mr. Martin Owusu Amoamah and the Director of Public Affairs, Ms. Fausta Kilian Ganaa officially welcomed the freshmen and women to ATU, the Pro-Vice-Chancellor of ATU, Professor Amevi Acakpovi, delivered a touching speech, encouraging students to be mature and take responsibility for every aspect of their lives.

Professor Acakpovi urged the freshmen and women to be responsible when receiving and relaying information. He also cautioned them against sexual misconduct and indecency. According to the Pro-Vice-Chancellor, discipline matters most if students seek to achieve academic maturity. He, therefore, advised students to be time- conscious, hardworking and result oriented.

The evening students were commended particularly for the enthusiasm with which they sang the Accra Technical University anthem on the first attempt. Other officials present at the ceremony included the Director of Finance; University Librarian; Director, Academic Affairs; Director, Public Affairs; Director, ICT; Director, Quality Assurance and Academic Planning; Director, Industrial Liaison; Director, Guidance, Counselling and Career Development; Director, General Services; University Exams Officer; University Medical Services; Head, SPORELU, and the Head, Sanitation and Environment, who all took turns to educate the freshers on their various arears of operations.

The orientation process continued for the week at the departmental level.