General News of Sunday, November 25, 2018
Professor Emmanuel Ohene Afoakwa, Acting President of the University College of Technology of Ghana (GTUC), has appealed to the government, philanthropists and businesses to help the University carry out projects blocked by lack of funds.
"Many initiatives, projects and programs have been hampered by lack of funding, and include library, laboratory and home projects, and we call on governments, philanthropists, businesses and individuals to contribute financially and in-kind. to the achievement of these objectives. " projects so that we can place GTUC on the pedestal it deserves, "he said.
Professor Afoakwa launched the call last weekend at the November GTUC Congregation in Accra.
It was on the theme: "Using Information and Communication Technologies for National Development: The Role of Tertiary Institutions".
Undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral students having followed programs in collaboration with the University of Coventry in the United Kingdom, students from the Cass European School of Management in France and the University of 39, Anhalt in Germany have graduated.
Afoakwa also called on the government to equip GTUC with new and modern facilities and laboratories for teaching and learning, as it positions itself to host the first group of graduates. High High High School (SHS) program.
"We also call on the government to help accelerate the adoption of the Ghana Technological University Bill. This will allow the University College to become a full-fledged public university and have the autonomy to issue its own certificates, "he said.
He encouraged graduates to continually strive to improve, to question themselves, and not to accept the status quo in the state.
"When you get into the world with your ideas, your business plans and your market-winning offers, I send you the same message: continue your passion, even if the path can sometimes seem sinuous and difficult. Work hard, have fun, but stay well aware of the inevitable and perpetual changes in the world around you and the new opportunities it creates, "he said.
"Remember also GTUC when times are nice … and get involved in the construction of GTUC at the height of alma mater which you will be proud of".
George Andah, Deputy Minister of Communications, assured that the Ministry, which is the supervising ministry of the GTUC, would work with the Ministry of Education to provide the Order with the necessary resources and support .
He stated that this support would ensure the ongoing commitment of the GTUC to remain the center of academic excellence, providing an environment conducive to quality teaching and learning, research, intellectual creativity, to innovation and service to the community in the complex and interconnected world of our time.
He urged students to exploit the benefits of ICT appropriately and legally for the benefit of their society, their business and Mother Ghana.
Five doctoral students and 177 postgraduate students graduated. For undergraduate programs, 159 graduated from the Faculty of Engineering, 506 from the Faculty of Computer and Information Systems and 349 from the Faculty of Computer and Business.