The Ghana Technology University College (GTUC), Ho Campus, has held its third matriculation ceremony for 77 students to pursue courses related to information technology towards the award of Bachelor’s degree and Diplomas in various disciplines.
Forty-three of the students were admitted to the Faculty of Computing and Information Systems and 34 to the Faculty of Information Technology (IT) business.
This brings to a total of 169 students at the university since it was started in Ho three years ago.
Addressing the matriculation ceremony, the Volta Regional Minister, Dr Archibald Yao Letsa, reminded the students to be guided by the core values of leadership, excellence and diversity in all areas of endeavour.
Contribution of ICT to national development
He said in an era of information and communication technology (ICT), it was important to run programmes relevant for the transformation of the economy and that student internship programmes should also be at par with current professional and occupational needs of production, service industries and organisations.
Dr Letsa urged the students to utilise the opportunity offered them to upgrade themselves to become valuable assets to their families and the nation at large.
Contribution to GDP
The regional minister said it was the commitment of the government to increase the contribution of science and technology to Gross Domestic Product (GDP) from one per cent to one and half per cent over the next four years to help transform the economy into a high quality production based one.
In an address read on his behalf, the President of GTUC, Dr Osei K. Darkwa, said the future career of the students would start taking shape at the university and that their admission to the school marked a change of status in their lives.
The acting head of the Ho Campus, Mr Frank Senyo Loglo, urged the students to fully utilise their stay in the university and be committed and dedicated to hard work.