UMaT Admits 422 Students

UMaT Admits 422 Students for 2011/2012 Academic Year

A total of 422 students representing 21.4% out of 1972 qualified applicants gained admission to the University of Mines and Technology (UMaT) due to limited academic, residential and other facilities.

33 out of the newly admitted students were international students from Nigeria, Mali; Cote D'ivoire, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Cameroun and China.

Prof Daniel Mireku-Gyimah, Vice Chancellor of UMaT who announced this at the 7th Matriculation of the University at Tarkwa in the Western Region on Saturday said the ceremony signifies the formal admission of fresh students into UMaT to pursue various studies.

He disclosed that the total undergraduate student population stood at 1472 out of which 253 constituting only 17.2% of the total undergraduate student population were female students, a number that has been increasing over the years.

Prof. Mireku- Gyimah indicated that although 253 female students may not sound very significant, he described the increasing number of female students as a clear indication of the University’s positive response to current gender equity to encourage women in mining and hardcore engineering environment, which had hitherto been the preserve of men,

He said during the 2011 admission process, every female student who qualified for admission was automatically admitted and pledged the university’s continued commitment to open its doors to all qualified female applicants who would express interest in mining and related engineering education.

Touching on postgraduate education, Prof Mireku-Gyimah said the number of postgraduate students had also doubled over the last Six (6) years and that forty-six (46) postgraduate students were admitted thereby increasing postgraduate enrolment to 170.

He congratulated the newly admitted students for surviving the keen competition to gain admission into the University and entreated them to appreciate their new privileged status and make good use of the opportunity offered them to study hard.