Published: 06 Oct 2016 Source: University Relations Office (URO)
Matriculation ceremonies for freshmen and women admitted to Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) have been held for all colleges of the University. The matriculation ceremonies were held on College basis in furtherance of the decentralisation efforts of the University to give more autonomy to the Colleges.
Mr. Ben. O. Andoh, the Acting Registrar, administered the matriculation oath to the newly admitted students.
Professor Ibok Oduro, Provost, College of Science
In one of the ceremonies, Professor Ibok Oduro, Provost of the College of Science (CoS), stated that matriculation ceremonies were organised all over the world for fresh students to be given the opportunity to pledge to observe the regulations of the University. The ceremony also signified their official acceptance as full and bona fide students of KNUST and as junior members in statu pupillari with all the attendant privileges and responsibilities.
Prof. Mrs. Oduro said over the past few years, admission to KNUST had remained highly competitive, which was as a result of the unique programmes on offer as a science and technology university, the environment and the various student support services available to our students. “Therefore, we continue to experience high patronage during our admission exercise, “she added.
This year, a total of 33,065 applications were received, made up of 13,377 females and 19,688 males. Out of these applicants, 24,733 qualified by the standards of the National Council for Tertiary Education (NCTE), the National Accreditation Board (NAB) and the University’s own internal requirements. However, 11,646 fresh students have registered so far. The breakdown by Colleges is as follows: the College of Science admitted 2,303 students, Agriculture and Natural Resources 1,011, Art and Built Environment 1,512, 1,958 for the College of Health Sciences, the College of Humanities and Social Sciences 2,690, Engineering admitted 1,789 and 383 students were admitted to the Institute of Distance Learning.