24TH MATRICULATION CEREMONY HELD AT CENTRAL UNIVERSITY26th Mar 2021
Central University held its 24th Matriculation Ceremony on Wednesday 24th March 2021 at the Miotso Campus to induct 1697 students as Junior Members of the university for the 2020/2021 Academic year.
The students who were admitted from over 2000 applicants will pursue various Diploma, Degree, and Post graduate programmes in the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, School of Architecture and Design, Central Business School, School of Pharmacy, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Faculty of Law, School of Engineering and Technology and the School of Graduate Studies. The first batch of students for the Awards for Training and Higher Education (ATHE) Diploma in Business were also matriculated.
For the very first time, two (2) sessions of the ceremony were held at the university to ensure compliance with COVID-19 protocols. The sessions which started from 10:00am to 11:30 am and 2:00pm to 3:30pm hosted four schools respectively.
The Registrar, Mr. Emil Afenyo, administered the matriculation oath to the freshmen to signify their formal admission into the institution.
The Vice Chancellor, Professor Bill Puplampu welcomed the students and reminded them that the formal signing of the codes of honor which details the oaths as inscribed by the university’s Rules and Regulations is compulsory for every student admitted into the Institution. He acknowledged the greater uptake in the Weekend MBA programme and the various science programmes including Civil Engineering, Information Technology (IT), Computer science and Public Health.
He announced that the delay in the construction of the university’s Clinic to help in the training of the medical students and those in the related health sciences was due to the COVID -19 pandemic and promised that work will commence as soon as the situation improves. He also used the occasion to eulogize and acknowledge the efforts of the late Architect J.G.K. Abankwa (former Ag. Dean of School of Architecture and Design) through whose efforts and hard work led to the development and accreditation of the new design programmes at the School of Architecture and Design. i.e BSc. Landscape Design, BSc. Interior Design, BSc. Fashion Design and BSc. Graphic Design. He called for a minute of silence in his honor and said the university is very appreciative of his contribution to the establishment of the School of Architecture and Design (SADe).
The Vice Chancellor challenged the students to stay focused, to be committed to their studies and not to succumb to negative peer pressure. He further cautioned them against any form of harassment whiles underscoring the fact that the university has sexual harassment policies and will not shield anyone caught in this misconduct as he stated, “what you do here over the next 4 years will determine what you will be in 20 years”.
Professor Bill Puplampu concluded by admonishing students to comply with all COVID- 19 protocols as they go about their activities on campus.
The School’s Chaplain, Rev. Dr. Fred Brako, encouraged the students to increase in wisdom; in knowledge and stature and in favour with God and with man as they increase their faith in God during their stay at the university.
Members of convocation, staff, parents and guardians of the matriculants and students attended the ceremony, which was moderated by Rev. Dr. Fred Brako.
Kumasi campus shall have its matriculation session on Wednesday 31st March 2021 at 9:00am at the CCC Auditorium.
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