Dr. Hilla Liman Technical University in the Upper West Regional capital Wa, has successfully graduated and conferred Higher National Diploma (HND) on 311 students for the second time since the inception of the young University.
The University graduated students who have pursued and completed their courses in Engineering, Applied Science and Technology, Applied Science and Art as well as Business Management.
Addressing the congregation on Saturday April 24, 2021 at the University’s premises, Chairman of the University Governing Council, Professor Daniel A. Bagah says, the council of the University is determined to continuously create a conducive atmosphere that will aid the University in the execution of its mandate.
“We will continue to selflessly commit ourselves to ensure the University enjoys a peaceful working environment for the successful execution of its mandate of research, teaching and learning. Council will also continue to provide platform that will interface the institution and its stakeholders so as to guarantee smooth administration and academic work. The council will also continue to deal with staff in an atmosphere of fairness and firmness”.
He congratulated the graduates for the hard work put in that resulted Saturdays’ ceremony, urging them to make good use of the knowledge acquired and also to be good ambassadors that will propel the good works of the young University to the world.
Meanwhile, Interim Vice Chancellor of the Technical University, Professor Baba Insah expressed gratitude to the government of Ghana for equipping the University’s laboratory and workshops through the Ministry of Education and the Aviation Industry Corporation of China.
He again stated that, the Ministry of roads and highways through the Upper West Regional Coordinating Council, the campus roads of the University are under construction, stressing that the drainage facilities have been worked on leaving the sealing of the roads. Prof. Baba says some other projects of the institution including a 40unit staff flat are at various stages of completion.
“Projects, through the GETFUND a number of projects are ongoing, a 40unit staff flat is under construction and yet to be completed, the staff flat are about 80% complete and we hope and pray they will finish soon for staff to be housed on campus. Notable under construction on campus is our inner roads, the Ministry of roads through the Regional Coordinating Council awarded the inner roads for construction, the contractor has completed works on the drainage and is left with sealing of the roads on campus” he noted.
Professor Baba Insah however bemoaned the lack of hostel facilities in the institution and thereby appealed to government and GETFUND to allocate funds for the completion of the school’s hostel facility project the got stalled for so many years.
“Dear to our hearts is the students hostel project that has been at a standstill for several years. This University is the only University without a student hostel, am by this using the opportunity to make a special and passionate appeal to government and GETFUND and our hardworking Regional Minister to consider our students hostel as a special case and do as a favour by allocating funds especially for that” Prof. Baba appealed.
The Interim Vice Chancellor seized the opportunity and called on the graduates to put into practice the knowledge acquired to create jobs for themselves instead of relying on the already choked public sector for jobs but was quick to add that, graduates should not hesitate in grabbing any job opportunity that comes their way.
On his part, Member of Parliament for the Sissala East Constituency who doubles as the Deputy Minister designate for Sanitation and Water Resources Hon. Amidu Chinnia Issahaku, admonished the young graduates to be committed to their work wherever they find themselves stressing that discipline can only take them to where they want to be in the job market.
He acknowledged the good works of the private sector adding that no government in the world can employ over 30% of its population hence the need for the private sector to step in. He said the mandate of the Technical University is to instill skills on its students in order for them to set up their own enterprises hence the need for the University not to shirk its mandate.
Kuunibe John Bosco 26 years old, totted home best graduating student award with CGPA of 4.74 and was given GHS500.00 and a citation, whereas 22-year-old Abaidoo Ruth with a CGPA of 4.40 took home the best graduating Female award and was also awarded accordingly.