A journey of a mile stone begins with a single step. This is the case of some 6000 students who had been admitted into the University of Professional Studies in Accra for diploma, degree, masters and PhD programs for the 2019/2020 academic year.
In all, 696 postgraduates, 4,059 undergraduates, 1,122 diplomats and 80 professional programme students took the matriculation oath at the school’s ultra modern auditorium.
The colourful ceremony officially confirmed their admission into the various Faculties of the university.
Dr Kofi Ohene-Konadu, Chairman of the University Council, presided over the event and welcomed fresh student on to the UPSA campus and community of learners.
He charged the students to stay focused in the pursuit of their programmes so as to achieve their aims for enrolling.
Freshmen and Woman of the University of Professional Studies, Accra by virtue of this matriculation hav pledged their allegiance to the authority of the University through the rites of Matriculation and signing of the Matriculation Oath.
Professor Abednego Feehi Okoe Amartey, The Vice-Chancellor, of the ever-growing University and the preferred destination for business related higher learning programmes reechoed the University’s commitment to becoming nationally entrenched and globally recognized. He added that a total of 10,456 applications were received, however, registered fresh students for the 2019/20 academic year stood at 5,957. The “freshers” include 19 international students from 7 West and East African countries.
Prof Amartey said the figures represent over 35 per cent increase over the previous year and marks the highest admission in the history of the University. He added that, the school’s plans to build two ten storey buildings to serve as student accommodation were far advanced to help deal with student accommodation problems which has been on the increase.
Prof Okoe Amartey, in his concluding remarks, urged the class of 2023 to live “clean lives” by abstaining from all unhealthy lifestyles and social vices that might thwart their efforts of “seeing the finish line” or impugn the integrity of the institution.