The Wisconsin International University College (WIUC), over the weekend, matriculated 3,749 fresh students to pursue various programmes at the university.
These included programmes in the areas of Law, Nursing, Midwifery, Community Health Nursing, Communication Studies, Information Technology (IT), Development and Environmental Studies, Economics, and Business Studies.
The event, which was the 18th matriculation ceremony, marked the admission of 3,018 students consisting of 579 males and 1708 Females for its Accra campus and 731 students, consisting of 194 males and 537 females for its Kumasi campus.
All the matriculants were taken through the matriculation oath to signify their formal admission to the institution.
Speaking at the event, the president of WIUC, Professor Obeng Mireku, said the university’s mission was to develop world-class human resources equipped with the appropriate knowledge, skills and attitudes to meet national development needs and global challenges.
He, therefore, pledged that the management, faculty and staff of the university would do all that was in their power to help the students achieve their full potential.
“Throughout the course of your study, we will also provide numerous opportunities for you to develop your skills, expand your networks and prepare you for employment, career advancement and entrepreneurship”, Prof. Mireku emphasised.
He urged them to embrace and imbibe characteristics such as integrity, transparency and accountability, teamwork and excellence in service delivery in order to be successful in life.
For his part, the Chairman of the University Council, Justice Isaac Duose, advised the matriculants to adhere strictly to the rules and regulations of the university, particularly regarding examination malpractices.
“We do not tolerate examination malpractices. We don’t want to give you half-baked degrees so we are not going to encourage you to make shortcuts to make your degree”, he said.
Mr Duose, therefore, advised them to use their time constructively and encouraged them to approach everything they engaged in with utmost seriousness.
“There is no chance to play. The Bible says he who puts his hands on the plough and looks back is not fit for the Kingdom of God”, he added.