AAMUSTED admits 6,756 fresh students

BY: Kwadwo Baffoe Donkor

The Akenten Appiah-Menka University of Skills Training and Entrepreneurial Development (AAMUSTED) has held its third matriculation since becoming a fully-fledged University in 2020.

The matriculation which was held both virtual and in person admitted 6,756 students.

A total of 6,184 students were admitted to pursue various programmes at the undergraduate level while 572 postgraduate students gained admission.

Out of the number, 4,256 were males and 2,500 were females.

The number also included 730 students offering diploma in education through distance education.

Speaking at the short matriculation ceremony last Friday, the Vice-Chancellor of the University, Prof. Frederick K. Sarfo, said although more than 8,000 out of the over 10,000 applicants were qualified to be admitted, the University was able to admit the over 6,000 students due to lack adequate teaching staff and physical structures.

He said the population of the university was growing at a very fast rate and “while that is a clear vote of confidence in the quality of our academic offerings, it exposes the pressure that is ever mounting on our facilities.

“The University is currently in a deficit of some key physical facilities that could further enhance academic work”, he said.

Prof. Sarfo said the management of the University with the support of the governing council was working tirelessly to improve the conditions in the university.

He cited some of the key projects being undertaken to be a 3,000-seater capacity Executive Students Association lecture hall, a 1,500-seater capacity lecture hall and four-storey Opoku Ware II Hall of residence extension.