Management of the Ho Technical University (HTU) in the Volta Region has appealed to government to provide more infrastructure to meet the needs of the University’s growing students population.
The University has seen a sharp rise in its intake due to the free Senior High School programme and introduction of degree and top up courses this academic year.
The Vice-Chancellor of the University, Professor Ben Quashie Honyenuga who made the appeal in Ho at the 21st Congregation of the University, said the infrastructural and facility deficits urgently need to be addressed to enhance teaching and learning.
The 21st Congregation of the Ho Technical University (HTU) was held in two batches under strict adherence to COVID-19 safety precautions. In all 1,079 students graduated with Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech.) degrees and Higher National Diplomas (HND) after pursuing various programmes in the University.
Out of the number, a total of 130 graduands obtained First Class Honours, 612 graduands obtained Second Class Upper Division, 309 graduands obtained Second Class Lower Division and a total of 28 graduands obtained Pass.
The Vice-Chancellor of the University, Professor Ben Quashie Honyenuga said management has introduced several innovations and practical reforms to propel the University to be amongst the top-notch institutions of higher learning in Africa.
He said this has culminated in students winning awards in various competitions in recent times as well as manufacturing products such as personal protective equipment as part of efforts to combat the coronavirus pandemic.
Professor Honyenuga, however, appealed to government for the completion of ongoing GETFund projects and the establishment of more ultra-modern laboratories for research.
An Entrepreneur, Susana Delali Kudjoe, who is an old student urged the graduates to create their own businesses rather than looking for non-existing white colour jobs.
An Accounting student, Kelvin Selassie Massiasta, emerged as the Valedictorian for the 21st Congregation. The University’s management has offered him employment to be part of its teaching staff.
By: Elorm Yao Aryee.