The Ghana Technology University College (GTUC) has held its first virtual graduation ceremony in Accra, the 25th in the series under the theme, “COVID-19 and Education: Lessons Learned and the Way Forward for Tertiary Education in Ghana” graduating a total number of 2719 students for the 2019/2020 academic year.
It includes forty-one (41) Ph.D, One Thousand and Fourteen (1014) post-graduate, One Thousand Eight Hundred and Ninety One (1891) undergraduate students across all GTUC five regional campuses.
Speaking at the ceremony, the President of the Ghana Technology University College, Professor Emmanuel Ohene Afoakwa said the University College has put in place pragmatic measures and facilities for Online Learning and Teaching (COLT) which has impacted positively on semester lectures and examination.
He said the University continues to focus on delivery of quality education as teaching and research is significant for positive student learning outcomes and thus challenge students to demonstrate academic excellence and also exhibit virtues of humility, honesty, objectivity and tolerance in every working endeavour.
Giving an insight on the Ghana Communication Technology University (GCTU) Bill, Prof Emmanuel Ohene Afoakwa announced that it was passed on the 12th of June, 2020 which enables GTUC to become a fully-fledged public institution and currently awaiting H.E. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s assent to kick-start operations.
According to him, GTUC have attained greater heights as a world class University as well as a center for academic excellence and pointed out that its collaboration with the National Accreditation Board (NAB) and the National Council for Tertiary Education (NCTE) supported the University to develop and design programmes, structures and policies in line with national and international best practices.
Prof Emmanuel Afoakwa advised graduants to aspire to improve upon themselves in the World of Works (WoWs) and also support their alma mater substantially in kind or in cash.
In a statement, Prof Walta Alhassan, Former Council Chairman of GTUC called on government to adequately resource GTUC with infrastructure in ICT and urged students to take advantage of the Online Learning in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and commended the management and staff for a successful congregation.
Mr. Kelvin Andy Nkansah MSc. Student of Supply Chain Management Coventry University / GTUC was adjudged the overall best student of the congregation ceremony.
By: Ben LARYEA/Africa News Network