The Takoradi Technical University this weekend held its first congregation since it was converted from a polytechnic to a technical university. In all, a total of 2,940 graduated successfully in the 2015/2016 academic year. The number was short of 711 students comparing to the 2014/2015 academic year.
In the 2015/2016 academic year, 91 students were awarded Bachelor of Technology degrees, 2,435 were received Higher National Diplomas, 114 civil Engineering graduands received HND Competency Based Training certificates from the National Board for professional and Technician Examination, and 258 were also awarded Tertiary Certificates of Attendance, whilst 42 were awarded the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport certificates.
Out of the 2,940 graduates, 10 and 76 obtained first class honors in Bachelor of Technology Degree and HND respectively. 54, 26 and 1 students obtained second class upper, second class lower and pass respectively. Speaking at the first graduation ceremony, the Vice Chancellor of the University Rev. Prof. John Frank Eshun, expressed the university’s commitment at producing the needed human resource for the country’s development. He said “in line with our new mandate, we have reviewed all our curricula in the competency-based training mode in line with modern technology and industrial requirements and also develop new programmes from certificate and diploma to B-Tech and M-Tech degrees observing all regulatory requirements”.
In line with this, the University according to the Vice Chancellor “will soon launch a Research Innovation and Development Fund to promote quality applied research that can help spur the socio-economic development of the country”. After speaking on some physical infrastructure projects that are all at various stages of completion and other initiatives the University is championing, Prof. Eshun challenged the graduating students to use the knowledge and expertise gained from [the] training to direct the development of the society positively. “You should endeavor to uphold good morals and inspire he students you are leaving behind and the society as a whole. I urge you to be our goodwill ambassadors in the world of work as you pursue your careers”.