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26.11.2008 Education

Kumasi Poly Encourages Female Admission

By Kingsley Hope, Kumasi -

THE Kumasi Polytechnic has held its 16th matricula-tion ceremony at which 3,480 students, including 1,318 females were  admitted.

The Rector, Dr Benjamin Eric Kwesi Prah, in his address noted that education is a right to every citizen in Ghana but  owing to limited resources “it has become  so competitive that it is enjoyed largely by the few whose exceptionally high examination results give the indication that they have the intellectual capacity for  higher academic and professional pursuits”.

He condemned offensive dressing, drug abuse and unbrindled sexual lives saying, offenders would be dealt with in accordance with its regulations and rules.

Dr Prah, urged them to eschew laziness and be serious with their programmes  “because these days to be part of management, you need a master's degree or better”.

The rector told them that the polytechnic would not compromise on the enforcement of its rules and regulations on examination malpractices and warned all and sundry to desist from the act.

“It is absolutely important that you remain focused and dream big to achieve your academic ambitions,” he emphasised.