The Methodist University College Ghana Wenchi Campus held its 13th Matriculation on Saturday, 15th February, 2020.
Speaking at the function, the President of Methodist University College Ghana, Prof. Akwasi Asabere-Ameyaw told freshmen and women on Wenchi Campus that the University College would not infringe on their rights as students, but they should be guided by the rules and regulations.
In all, ninety (90) fresh students made up of sixty-nine (69) Agricultural students, four (4) Business Administration students and seventeen (17) Nursing students were matriculated.
He called on the fresh students to be good ambassadors of MUCG and also take all the university required courses seriously to enable them progress from one level to the other. He encouraged the fresh students to use their time judiciously and also advised them to refrain from any act that can jeopardize the peace they are enjoying in the country in this elections era.
He expressed his sincere gratitude to the staff, continuing students, the people of Wenchi and the Traditional Council for making the running of the university college smooth for his administration.
On behalf of the Traditional Council of Wenchi, the Dompemhene, Nana Yeboah Afari congratulated the fresh and continuing students for choosing MUCG. Nana Yeboah Afari stated that the Traditional Council hoped that MUCG’s capacity would increase in the coming years.
He pleaded with the Presiding Bishop and the Methodist Church to consider their proposal that each diocese should be given a quota to present members for admission at MUCG every year.
He also mentioned that the Traditional Council would take it upon themselves to become ambassadors of MUCG Wenchi Campus and would encourage their people to enroll in MUCG.
In freshers’ expectations read by a matriculant Miss Fulera Moru, the freshmen and women being matriculated also assured Management that they would abide by all the rules and regulations of the University College as stipulated in the Students’ Handbook.
In a speech delivered on behalf of the Presiding Bishop of The Methodist Church, Most Rev. Dr. Paul Kwabena Boafo, the Lay President of The Methodist Church Ghana, Mr. Bernard C.K. Botwe told the freshmen and women that he believed strongly that those who would make it in the current and coming generation are those who are self-made men; those who would not depend on government for employment but would create their own jobs and even employ others. “The ball is in your court and we are looking up to you to live up to expectation” he added.
He stated that MUCG has a whole Faculty on Education and Entrepreneurship and has in place the relevant institutions, programmes and facilities to enable them develop their potentials for innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship.
He also expressed his profound gratitude to all and sundry who in various ways have been supporting MUCG in cash and kind since its establishment in the year 2000.
In attendance were Mr. Kwaku Kyei, Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Methodist Hospital, Wenchi; Mr. Sampson Dekyi, Nurse Manager, Methodist Hospital, Wenchi; the Very Rev. Twumasi Ampofo, Headmaster, Wenchi Methodist Senior High School (WESS), Wenchi Methodist Senior High School (WESS) choir, Mr. Charles D.K. Opoku, Director of MUCG Wenchi Campus, Rev. Wisdom K. Ayitey, Director of Public Affairs, MUCG and Rev. Francis Aboagye-Nuamah, Head of the Department of Nursing.