THE Garden City University College (GCUC) in Kumasi has held a matriculation ceremony for 644 fresh students to pursue various programmes of study this academic year at the university.
The 330 females and 314 male students would undertake various programmes including Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Computing, Nursing, Economics and Statistics, Bachelor of Business Administration in Management, Marketing, and Human Resource Management among others.
The newly appointed President of the GCUC, Professor Steve Sobotie, a former Principal of the Kumasi campus of the University of Education Winneba (UEW), administered the matriculation oath.
Prof. Sobotie, who is credited with raising the image of the Kumasi campus of UEW through the introduction of a number of programmes of study, is expected to push for the growth of the university college, and position it as a centre of excellence in the not too distant future.
Prof Sobotie commended the founding fathers of the institution for their vision, which had seen massive growth in the activities of the university.
He noted that the university was playing a great role in building the youth of the nation to meet future challenges with hope.
Prof Sobotie congratulated the fresh students for taking “the right decisions” to pursue further studies and emphasised that education was the cornerstone to national development and as such anyone who decided to pursue it must be supported to achieve the ultimate.
He said the world was changing very fast and today any nation or person who decided to play down education would be left behind.
Prof Sobotie advised the students to be law-abiding and take their studies seriously.
“The future depends on how you start today, “he told the students.