Accra Technical University Matriculates More than 10,000 Fresh Students for the 2023/2024 Academic Year
Date: March 12, 2024

Accra Technical University officially matriculated over 10,390 new students for the 2023/2024 academic year. The matriculation ceremony, held at the university auditorium on Saturday, March 2, 2024, was a momentous occasion where heartfelt congratulations were extended to the incoming students, marking a record-breaking number of admissions.

This significant milestone initiated thousands of students into the esteemed student body of Accra Technical University (ATU), granting them the privilege to embark on their academic journey there.

Guided by Registrar Dr. (Mrs.) Sylvia B. Oppong-Mensah, the matriculating students solemnly took an oath and pledged obedience after the presentation by deans from different faculties. Following this, Acting Vice-Chancellor Professor Amevi Acakpovi officially welcomed them to the university, honouring their commitment with the administration of an oath.

In his address at the matriculation ceremony, Acting Vice-Chancellor Professor Amevi Acakpovi warmly welcomed the new students, underscoring the university’s commitment to providing resources and fostering a vibrant community.

He highlighted impressive admission statistics, with nearly 11,000 students welcomed, including 10,390 who completed their registrations. Among them, 4,614 students are pursuing a Bachelor of Technology degree.

Professor Acakpovi emphasised the importance of abiding by the institution’s rules, with a focus on learning and academic excellence. He stressed the need for students to develop skills and competencies while becoming familiar with the university’s online systems for information exchange.

Highlighting the university’s global reach, Professor Acakpovi noted the growth in the international student body, constituting 1.5% of the total student population, with 160 international students contributing to the thriving campus community. This marks an 18.7% increase in the entire population from the previous year.

Underscoring the crucial role of determination in academic success, Professor Acakpovi encouraged new students to aim for excellence in their respective academic pursuits. He emphasized that outstanding performance could open doors to scholarships and other advantageous educational opportunities.

Additionally, Professor Acakpovi highlighted the enduring impact of the academic tools available to students, urging them to fully leverage these resources for a rewarding and successful university experience.

The matriculation ceremony was organised in three segments, starting with students from the Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, followed by students from Applied Sciences and Arts, and concluding with the section dedicated to students from the Business Faculty.


Date: March 12, 2024