Koforidua Technical University dismisses 150 students

The affected students failed to obtain the average cumulative grade point 1.5, hence, their dismissal from the institution during the 2015/2016 academic year.

“For the previous academic year, over one hundred and fifty students were withdrawn for poor performance according to NABPTEX regulation which stipulates that any student who obtains a cumulative grade point average of less than 1.5 should be withdrawn,” noted the Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. Smile Dzisi.

She made this revelation on Saturday during the 21st matriculation ceremony of the school.

Prof. Smile Dzisi, advised the matriculants to take their studies serious and refrain from examination malpractices to avoid dismissal.

“Whiles providing the best opportunities for our students to excel, Koforidua Technical University of will not hesitate to withdraw any student who fails to meet the minimum required standards of performance,” she stressed.

She mentioned that the University has a reputation for academic excellence, community outreach and groundbreaking innovations targeted at solving societal challenges.

She further told the gathering that  KTU has strengthened its collaboration with industries  to tailor courses to meet  industry demand, adding that all fresh students are expected to enroll in entrepreneurial programs aimed at providing entrepreneurial skills training for a start up businesses.

The Guest Speaker, Prof. Jerry  Samuel Yaw Kuma, Vice Chancellor, University of Mines and Technology, expressed his disagreement with persons rebuking the conversion of Polytechnics to Technical Universities.

According to him, with a paradigm shift in course content and  course delivery, it will help train technical know-how graduates to meet the emerging  technical demand job market .

Prof.Yaw  Kuma opined that, “technical university education should aspire to assemble key areas of technological and information systems to the benefit of the business environment”.

He advised students to desist from examination malpractices

Source:otecfm102.9,Kumasi;story by Kwame Owusu Achiaw.

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