The University of Mines and Technology (UMaT), welcomed its newly admitted students for the 2022/2023 academic year on Friday, 13th January, 2023, marking the beginning of a new academic journey.
Section of the Students
This year, the University admitted over three thousand (3000) undergraduate students which is a significant increase from previous years and reflects the University’s growing reputation as a leading tertiary institution in mining education. In addition to the already existing engineering programmes, the University has introduced and admitted students into seven (7) new undergraduate programmes namely; BSc Information System Technology, BSc Statistical Data Science, BSc Cyber Security, BSc Economics and Industrial Organisation, BSc Logistics and Transport Management, BSc Land Administration and Information Systems, and BSc Chemical Engineering.
The orientation for the freshmen which began on Monday, 16th January, 2023 through to Friday, 20th January,s 2023 at both the Tarkwa and Essikado campuses provided an array of information on the University’s policies and regulations such as regulations for junior members, academic registration processes, extracurricular activities, the conduct of examinations, counselling support, financial management among others to enable the freshmen to adjust to life within the University Community.
The various resource persons emphasized the importance of orientation in the academic journey of students as it is a crucial step in transitioning into any tertiary life. The speakers encouraged the freshmen to take full advantage of the opportunities and resources available to them and make the most of their time in order to have an amazing and successful academic experience. The Topics discussed include the responsibilities of the students as stakeholders, issues on security, as well as the physical, emotional and mental well-being of students. Among the speakers were Professor Bernard Kumi-Boateng, Dean of the Planning and Quality Assurance Unit, Mrs Lydia Ephraim, Deputy Registrar, Academic and Students Affairs, Lt Colonel Boakye-Yiadom Asare (Rtd) Head of Security, Reverend Johannes Ami, University Chaplain, Mr Ebenezer Sey, Medical Officer at the University Clinic, as well as Mr Theophilus Andoh-Robertson, Head, Counselling and Students Support Unit.
There was an interactive session with officers from the Ghana National Fire Service who provided fire safety and fire prevention education to the freshmen. Also, personnel from the Students' Loan Scheme and other financial institutions provided information on the student loan trust as well as financial management.
To welcome the students, the Executives of the Students Representative Council who serve as an advocate for the student body, took time to also interact with the freshmen and furnished them with the information needed to embark on this new academic journey. They urged the freshmen to look forward to a challenging yet rewarding experience as UMaT is committed to providing students with the best education to ensure that students reach their full potential.
Source: University Relations