The All Nations University College in Koforidua is to introduce a new programme in oil and gas engineering.
Dr Samuel H. Donkor, President of the university who announced this at the third matriculation of the university on Tuesday, said the programme would help to minimize dependence on importation of human resources into the oil and gas industry.
He said the university would continue to look for new avenues to contribute to the nation in a positive and innovative manner.
Dr Donkor said the university would strive to maintain leadership in higher education by the introduction of courses that were driven by national needs.
He reminded the students that the journey of higher education was one of adventure, choices and opportunities and depending on which way a person utilizes his or her time could be a journey into success or failure.
Dr Donkor urged them to seize the moment, make the best use of their time, “for this is your finest hour to acquire the skills that would set you apart from your family, town, tribe, religion and country”.
Professor Kwame Adarkwa, Vice-Chancellor, Kwame Nkrumah University Science and Technology, in a speech read on his behalf, urged the students to remain focused in their studies.
He advised them to guard against acts such as cheating in examinations that could lead to their being expelled from the university.
Daasebre Professor Emeritus Oti Boateng, Chancellor of the university, appealed to the students to abide by the rules and regulations of the university at all times.
He told the students that the university expected them to help to improve the already good reputation it had achieved.
In all, 195 students took the matriculation oath to do a four-year degree programme in Biomedical Engineering, Business Administration, Computer Science and Engineering, Electronic and Electrical Engineering among other courses.