Accra Technical University graduates 4282 students in various academic disciplines

Accra Technical University (ATU) has graduated 4,282 students comprising of 1,482 BTech graduands, 2,496 Higher National diploma, 219 diploma and 85 certificates and diploma for the Ghana Armed Forces.

Speaking at the 22nd Congregation ceremony on the theme “Technical and Vocational Education and Training – TVET: a Panacea for Economic Resilience”, the Vice-Chancellor of ATU, Prof. Samuel Nii Odai expressed his heartfelt gratitude to the graduands for their commitment to studies and urged them to continue to work assiduously as they journey into the World of Works (WoWs).

“As you celebrate your graduation, management is calling on you to join the Alumni Association and become worthy ambassadors of your Alma Mata”, the Vice Chancellor added.

He hinted further that the Governing Council have approved the ATU Students Financial Support Scheme purposely instituted to provide scholarship for students and announced that a whopping Ghc 400,000 cedis have been allocated for the 2022/2023 academic year.

Prof. Samuel Odai said the student financial services offices under the auspices of the Dean of Students Office is steadily progressing and have successfully offered ten (10) female students in STEM education with financial support from a United States of America (USA) based charitable organisation.

“The University have rolled out a 4 year BTech programme for the 2022/2023 academic year with full accreditation and a new framework for Masters programmes have also been developed for all Masters programmes”, he said adding, ATU weekend school which commenced same year have witnessed a tremendous increase of the student population of 1,870.

Touching on the University partnership with other bodies, he said the institution received a financial support totalling £120,000 pounds to run short programmes in social enterprises and another grant of €65,000 from the Maastrict School of Management, Netherlands to develop staff competencies and the construction of an entrepreneurial center targeted at females.

The faculty of Applied Sciences won a Research and Innovation Systems for Africa (RISA) grant fund of US$152,869 for acquisition of equipment and training to develop medical devices”, he said.

The Minister of Education, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum in a speech read on his behalf commended ATU for introducing new programmes saying the move forms part of the effort to challenge students to take advantage of untapped areas and sectors in the emerging job markets adding that it heads to rapid growth and development of the country.

He therefore expressed his gratitude to the management and staff of the university for their commitment to the teaching and learning which have fervently prepared students to become good ambassadors of ATU in all working endeavours.

Source :Ben LARYEA/

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