TWO hundred and three students were on Friday matriculated into the Institute of Accountancy Training (IAT) to pursue diploma programmes in Public Administration, Public Finance and Administration and Diploma in Business studies.
They were among 400 candidates who applied for admission into the school.
IAT, which is one of the human resources development arms of the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning currently offers four programmes – Diploma in Public Finance and Administration, Diploma in Business studies and Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Administration.
The Administrator of the school, Mr Alex Acquaye, administered the oath of matriculation after which the students signed the matricula to officially admit them into the school.
In his address, the principal of IAT, Mr Theophilus Hanson, advised the matriculants to work hard to become responsible citizens of the nation.
He told the new matriculants that they were privileged to be admitted into the school and should therefore work hard and avoid laziness and apathy, stressing “this Institute will not tolerate laziness and apathy.”
“Set yourself very high academic standards. There should be no limit to your dreams, but what is important is to work diligently towards achieving your lifelong dream,” he said adding “what you want to become tomorrow depends on what you do today”.
“Therefore, remain focused. Begin to work hard from today. Your future is in your hands, mould it.”
Mr Hanson also reminded the matriculants that state resources were being used for their training and they should work hard to justify the huge investment being made in them.
He advised them to go by the rules and regulation of the Institute to enjoy their stay.
Touching on the poor facilities at the school, Mr Hanson said a new site has been acquired at Adenta to relocate the school there.
He said the new site is already in full operation and the Central Campus (Asylum Down) might be used only for evening lectures.