The Evangelical Presbyterian University College (EPUC)- Ho on Friday, December 16, 2022 matriculated 141 freshmen and women into the premier university in a short ceremony at its Ho Kpodzi campus.
The 16th matriculation ceremony witnessed joyous freshmen and women, who danced to praises to express delight, having been admitted to EPUC.
With gladness, having to address the matriculants, President of EPUC, Professor Edem Kwasi Bakah advised them to work hard and keep faith in God.
“Always remember that your paramount objective of enrolling in EPUC is to study, study, and obtain your certificates. Never lose sight of this. Always remember that, among others, you need the virtues of self-discipline, diligence, perseverance, obedience and faith to reach your goal. Always remember, and be guided by, the Core Values of EPUC, which are Truth, Honesty, Hard work, Justice, Discipline and Togetherness. Always remember to maintain your equanimity, even in the face of difficulties, disappointments and adversities.”
“Always remember that the doors of the University College Management are open 24/7, to enable you to share your challenges with Management, and toe the path of dialogue towards solutions and resolutions. Always remember to avoid relying on rumors, gossip and speculations, and constantly seek the truth in any given situation. Above all, always remember your God and keep faith with Him!” He added.
The 141 September admitted students for the 2022/23 academic year include 82 students for level 100, 37 students for level 200 and 15 students for level 300, pursuing degrees, with 7 diploma students.
With each program having at least a student, Human Resource Management and Organizational Behavior has the highest number (39), while Accounting & Finance and Environmental Science has 12 each, with 13 students admitted to the Governance Studies program.
John Paul Agbodzalu, a level 300 Environmental Science admitted student who delivered a speech on behalf of all matriculants, appreciated management while encouraging his colleagues not to be distracted in attaining their main goal.
“We appreciate the E- library, Wi-Fi connection and other facilities that make on-line learning accessible. I would like to ask the university college administration to improve on the internet connection. I would also like to appeal to university leaders to address the needs of the faculty and other staff so as to provide an environment conducive to both teaching and learning.”
“My fellow matriculates, our main goal as students is to study and seize this opportunity and avoid behaviors that distracts us from our main goal. I am proud of you and hope that we will graduate successfully. I believe we hear all kinds of good and bad stories about life in the university college but l just want to tell you, that we are here to meet new people and make new friends that will help us build future networks. We may also face some challenges in our studies, but through it all, remember that, if we strive to do our best, there is light at the end of our journey.” He concluded.
The ceremony had in attendance, Dr Tsatsu Adogla-Bessa, Vice President of EPUC, Mr George Kwaku Debrie (Togbe Dogbeda V), Registrar, Mr Jonathan Komla Atsu Tachie, Finance Officer, and Mr Seth Gawuga, Ag Liberian.
Dean, School of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, Prof Kenneth Nyalemegbe, Dean, School of Business, Rev. Dr Israel Kofi Nyarko, Ag. Dean, School of Arts and Social Sciences, Mrs Ayaakor Dela Enuameh-Agbolosoo, Ag. Dean, Students’ Affairs, Ms Vivian Akoto, Ag. Quality, Mr Victor Kamasah, Assistant Registrar, Academic Affairs, Ms Bridgette E. Nuhoho, Assistant Registrar, Registry, Mr Michael Boateng Darko, Junior Assistant Registrar, Admissions, Mr Peter Atseku, Ag. Head, Department of Integrated Development Studies, Mr Richard Senna, and Ag. Head, Department of Governance Studies, Dr Harrison Kofi Belley were all in attendance.
Meanwhile, all who wish to pursue a program at EPUC are encouraged to apply for the January Admission, which is still in progress.
EPUC was established in 2008 by the E.P Church, Ghana to bring university education to the doorstep of the people of the Volta region, Ghana and the world.
By: Davis Nii Attuquaye Clottey