Ghana Technology University College (GTUC) has held its 9th Congregation Ceremony.
The impressive and colourful ceremony marked the end of four year undergraduate studies and the sixth batch of graduates for our undergraduate programmes. In all, about 650 students graduated from the faculties of Engineering, IT Business and Informatics and the graduate school.
The ceremony was attended by Prof. Walter S. Alhassan, Chairman of the University Council and the Paramount Chief of Essikado Traditional Area, Nana Kobina Nketsia V who was the guest speaker for the occasion. Other officials include representatives from partnering institutions, media personnel, alumni, family and friends of graduates.
Speaking at the function, the President of GTUC, Dr. Osei K Darkwa, said “GTUC's uniqueness stems from the fact that, we are committed to what we do and actively seek opportunities to improve ourselves. This is evident in the number of partnerships and collaborations we have established over the past few years.
He further stated that, to demonstrate GTUC commitment to the delivery of quality education, GTUC has put in place the following measures:
GTUC Council Chair, Prof. Walter S. Alhassan in his welcome address said “Beyond establishing physical campuses, our plan is to consolidate our efforts to put all our courseware online, so that students everywhere can have access without necessarily visiting our campuses”. He assured graduates of their enormous potential and advised them to pursue their dreams.• The introduction of three (3) admission entries in a year (January, May and September)
• Morning, afternoon, evening and weekend sessions
• Anywhere, anytime learning via our online programmes
• All year round sale of our Admission forms
• Multiple campus locations
He added that, the University will continue to address staff welfare with a view to attracting and retaining qualified personnel so as to guarantee quality education. We are an equal opportunity employer and I invite top notch individuals to apply for positions that we advertise from time to time.
Speaking at the event, the Paramount Chief of Essikado Traditional Area, Nana Kobina Nketsia V said, for educational institutions to flourish as expected in the 21st century, it is important to establish alliances, partnership and network. It is said that “No man is an island”.
This he said, is underpinned by the following reasons:
• Being a part of an increased global competition as an individual university makes you struggle to compete domestically or internationally.
• Enhanced International partnerships
He emphasized that, to ensure the delivery of cutting edge technology education, institutions are to carefully consider the above in order to thrive.
Congratulating the graduating class, Nana Kobina Nketsia V said that his expectation and fervent wish for the class is that, the knowledge, thoughts, ideas and experiences acquired at GTUC will be used to support the development and transformation of our dear nation, which is saddled with challenges regarding basic developmental needs such as provision of constant power supply, potable water, good roads, robust and functional health system and a host of other challenges which are obvious.
A member of the graduating class, Mr. Isaac Owusu-Ansah speaking on behalf of his colleagues thanked GTUC for the opportunity given them and pledged their support as ambassadors through the alumni association.