Vice-Chancellor of the Kumasi Technical University (KsTU), Ing. Prof. Osei-Wusu Achaw has advised newly admitted students of the University to be devout in achieving their purpose in life.
He says the intellectual development of a student is intertwined with diligent commitment to education.
Speaking at the 30th matriculation ceremony of the University, Prof. Achaw admonished the fresh students to eschew bad company, but gaze at the ultimate prize of their education.
After fulfilling the requirements and obligations of the University, a total of 4,488 students were inducted, out of 6,771 who applied.
These students are pursuing various undergraduate, distance, and continuing education programmes in Science, Technology, Engineering and Arts.
The Vice Chancellor admonished the students to remain focused in their pursuit of higher education as Management assures them of their maximum support and cooperation.
“Commit yourselves to the purpose for which you came to his campus, that is, to acquire knowledge and skills, to complete a course of study and receive a certificate.
“Your commitment to the purpose for which you are here shall play a key role in your intellectual development,” he said.
University campuses in Ghana have seen an upsurge of abuse and hooliganism in the last decade.
Admonishing the students to refrain from illicit behaviours, Prof. Achaw stressed that students found culpable of any misconduct will face the rigours of the University’s regulations.
“Avoid bad company which can lead to vices such as alcoholism, indecent dressing and unbridled sexual live.
“The University frowns on those behaviours and will not hesitate to apply the necessary sanctions on any student who is found to indulge in them,” he said.
Ruth Oware, a physically-challenged student, recounted her ordeal prior to her university education.
Despite being marginalized, she says she is poised not to have her disability hamper her academic advancement.
She advised people living with any disability not to allow themselves to be subjected to the psychological trauma associated with their conditions.
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