Listen to article
The Koforidua Technical University (KTU) over the weekend held it’s 24th Matriculation to formally admit first-year students into various faculties in the 2019-2020 academic year.
Out of a total of 5,043 potential students who picked forms during the admission process, 4,694 qualified applicants were offered an admission of which 3,390 students accepted to be placed across various disciplines.
Out of the number admitted, 1,198 representing 41.2 percent are females while 2,756 representing 58.8 percent are males.
Speaking at the short ceremony, the Vice-Chancellor of the University Professor David Kofi Essumang indicated that the students were only admitted into the institution based on merit.
“At the inception of this noble institution, we resolved that if Koforidua Technical University was to become a first-class technical institution of our dream then it must have first-class students. Therefore admission in this institution was based only on merit. To get top quality students, we resolved that the University will only admit students based only on merit,” he said.
He added that, “It is the outstanding performance at KTU that has made most of you to be seated here. In pursuing this journey at KTU, you will embrace a history and tradition that will make you shape your experience in profound ways. I wish to state that those of you matriculating today earned your admission on merit considering the various strict processes. You must therefore consider yourselves lucky to have been part of the few and therefore deserve to be commended and celebrated.”
Adwoa Van Vicker, the Director of Human Resources Management and Development at the Ministry of Education who delivered a speech on behalf of the sector minister assured of governments commitment to ensuring that only qualified graduates are churn out of various institutions in the country.
“It is universally acknowledged that education is an investment in human capital, it is considered as the principal instrument for the acquisition of requisite knowledge, skills, values and attitudes for improving the overall levels of efficiency, productivity, technical and managerial performance of the labour force.”
“Our ability to become and stay competitive as a nation is inextricably linked to our ability to ensure that our educational systems are the best we can afford and producing the right calibre of labour who can be a proponent of good governance and government. The Ministry of Education is committed to ensuring that the needed and necessary resources are made available to train students well to achieve their dreams and help contribute to nation-building,” he said.