The Akenten Appiah-Menka University of Skills Training and Entrepreneurial Development (AAMUSTED) has held a virtual matriculation ceremony for its 2021 batch of Sandwich students on December 2, 2021, with a call on them to take advantage of the various opportunities in the University to add value to themselves. The Vice-Chancellor of the University, Prof. Frederick Kwaku Sarfo, assured the matriculants of highly skilled professionals at AAMUSTED, ready to support them in all academic and administrative matters. He also said
the University has modern workshops and laboratories with state-of-the-art equipment to support knowledge acquisition and development of hands-on skills.
Therefore, he advised them against wasting precious time and energy on matters that added nothing to the quality of training the University was offering them. He stressed thus, “Avoid procrastination, be disciplined, do not cheat in examinations, and use proper channels of communication to address your grievances. Study the rules and regulations contained in the Students’ handbook, which provides the guidelines for your academic and social lives as students, and abide by them.”
About 2,950 people applied for undergraduate and postgraduate sandwich programmes at the close of the University’s admission application process, of which a total of 2,430, representing 82.4%, were offered admissions.
Meanwhile, at the close of registration, 1,151 undergraduates and 301 postgraduates, totaling 1,452 of the admitted students, including 828 females, had registered and were duly matriculated virtually to observe the Covid-19 safety protocols still in force in the country.
The Vice-Chancellor reminded the public about the Omicron variant of the coronavirus and its fatal effect on the affected, appealing to Ghanaians earnestly to avail themselves of the ongoing Covid-19 vaccination exercise. Beyond that, he encouraged citizens to continue to observe the safety protocols of regular handwashing with soap under running water, wearing of face mask, social distancing, avoidance of bodily contacts as much as possible, etc., for the collective safety and survival of the nation.
In that regard, he said the AAMUSTED management was implementing the blended learning approach involving face-to-face teaching and virtual delivery, using the AAMUSTED MOODLE Learning Management Systems.
Again, Prof. Sarfo said the University had improved internet access through WIFI Connectivity at several locations on our campuses to facilitate teaching, learning, and research and forestall the clustering of students at particular locations on campus to have access to the Internet.