It was a joyous occasion of initiation for some 7,110 fresh students of the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA) as they were formally welcomed into the University community at a colourful Matriculation Ceremony on Friday, April 8, 2022.
The freshmen and women, pursuing various undergraduate, professional and postgraduate programmes for the 2021/2022 academic year, were officially welcomed by the Vice-Chancellor of the University, Prof. Abednego F. O. Amartey.
He congratulated them on their successful admission into the University, stressing that their decision to settle at UPSA was a step in the right direction and a strong affirmation of the confidence they repose in the institution.
“Your presence here is a clear indication that you believe in the quality of teaching and learning being offered at this University,” the Vice-Chancellor said.
“You made the right decision to pursue your tertiary academic journey here at UPSA which is highly reputed globally as representing the ultimate in scholarship, professionalism, excellence, credibility and quality.”
Prof Amartey disclosed that the University received a total of 13,950 applications for the 2021/2022 academic year. Out of that number, a total of 7,110 students enrolled and registered for the semester.
The registered fresh students comprise 1,210 postgraduates, 4,397 undergraduates, 1,157 diploma students, and 346 professional programme students.
The 7,110 total registered fresh students include 3,846 males and 3,264 females, bringing the male to female ratio of freshmen for the 2021/2022 academic year to 54:46.
Also matriculating with the fresh students were 18 international students from eight West African countries and some 35 personnel from the Ghana Armed Forces.
Advice to Matriculants
Whilst charging the students to pursue academic excellence, the Vice-Chancellor asked them to strike a balance between their studies and extra-curricular activities which, he says, would prepare them for great exploits when they are out of school.
He added that the Management and staff of the University will always be available to offer support and advice to the student community.