Matriculation is one of those funny Cambridge words.
Put simply, it means that new students officially join the University roll when they register at their college. The formal ceremony involves signing a declaration that they will obey the Statutes and Ordinances of the University and College.
At Koforidua Technical University (KTU), this happens some weeks after our freshers arrive. The ceremony is conducted at the ceremonial grounds, where the Vice Chancellor reminds each student that once they have signed the matriculation book and become junior members of KTU.
This process is followed by a matriculation photograph of all of the new students for that year.
What the Technical Universities Act, says about Matriculation
(1) A student admitted to a technical university shall take the Matriculation Oath and sign the Matriculation Register.
(2) A student who fails to sign the Matriculation Register may be prevented by the technical university from graduating.