Authorities of the Takoradi Technical University (TTU) have warned fresh students of the university against practicing occultism on campus and taking Tramadol or face the full rigours of the law.
The students were also cautioned not to engage themselves in vices such as examination malpractices, alcoholism and hooliganism, which constitute a threat to the relative peace enjoyed by the university over the years. They were also cautioned not to go to the beach to swim to endanger their lives.
The Vice-Chancellor of the University, Rev. Professor John Frank Eshun, gave the warning during the 3rd matriculation ceremony for the 2018/2019 academic year of the university.
In all, a total of 6,317 applications were received by the university for admission. Out of the number, 4,190 were offered admission to read various programmes such as Non-tertiary, Professional Diploma, Higher National Diploma (HND), Bachelor of Technology and Master of Technology.
Sixty-eight (68) per cent of the admitted students are offering engineering and technology-related programmes while 32 per cent of them are offering business-related programmes.
The vice chancellor revealed that the university admitted seven international students—three from Ivory Coast, one from Botswana, one from Cameroon and two from Nigeria.
“Nineteen (19) of the total number admitted are hearing-impaired students, who are reading various programmes. And in order to facilitate their smooth academic progress, the university has engaged the services of interpreters to help provide academic support for these students”, he disclosed.
He mentioned that the university had also established a Disability Services and Support Unit to coordinate the services or activities being rendered to all disabled students in the university with respect to their special needs.
The vice chancellor indicated that this year’s total number of registered fresh students happened to be the highest number of fresh students recorded in the history of the university.
He entreated the students to try as much as possible to avoid using anonymous letters as a means to have their concerns addressed, adding “My doors are always opened to you through your SRC leadership and the Dean of Students of Affairs”.
He encouraged the students to face their academic work purposefully and not give room to the devil, adding that the devil would always find work for idle hands.
“Develop a mind of creating employment for yourself at the end of your stay here and work towards it because no one will guarantee you a job after your education at TTU”, he told the fresh students.