The Vice Chancellor, Professor Richard Kwasi Amankwah together with other members of Management have welcomed freshmen at an orientation programme organised for newly admitted students of the University. The week-long orientation programme which started on Monday 16th January, 2023 through to 20th January, 2023 was aimed at communicating important policies, rules and regulations, as well as briefing the freshmen about the various engineering and management programmes they would be pursuing in the University.
In a speech to welcome the freshmen, the Vice Chancellor’s highlighted the wide range of engineering programmes run by the University the uniqueness of its holistic education derived from the dynamic and practical approaches to teaching and the use of effective pedagogical strategies.
The Vice Chancellor, Professor Richard Kwasi Amankwah
Professor Amankwah congratulated the freshmen for making the right choices by taking the bold step to take on the unique and challenging programmes the University offers. He encouraged the students to take pride in themselves as students of a sterling university and alluded to the University’s track record as the three-time champions of the prestigious inter-tertiary Gas Challenge Competition.
Professor Amankwah also used the opportunity to especially welcome the first cohort of students who have gained admission into the seven (7) new bachelor of science programmes which kickstart in the 2022/2023 academic year this includes; 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. He added that in the University’s quest to offer quality education, it does not only offer degrees but also additional skills to students hence, the introduction of three compulsory courses namely, Critical Thinking, Complex System Science and the Practice of Engineering which will impart them with the requisite knowledge to analyze and solve problems, understand human behaviour, as well as nurture their emotional intelligence to build good human relations for the world of work.
Professor Amankwah also stressed the University’s record of having the best staff-to-student ratio in the country and advised the students to do well to engage their lecturers and other faculty members for academic support in order to enhance teaching and learning in the University, as well as to discover ways to solve the many engineering problems in Ghana especially, in the mining and allied sectors.