In the wake of the Sex for Grades expose Deputy Northern Regional Police Commander DCOP Felix Fosu-Agyeman has urged students in Ghana’s tertiary institutions to prioritize good behavior and a diligent work ethic above other interests in their pursuit for higher education.
The High ranking police Officer believes the two are critical to success in education.
Even though he believes students need to know their rights and privileges, he cautions that it will not guarantee success in education if the student fails to adopt a work ethic.
DCOP Felix Fosu-Agyeman said this when he Chaired the Matriculation of the Wisconsin University earlier this week.
The Deputy Northern Regional Police Commander urged the new students to take their studies seriously whilst on campus.
DCOP Fosu-Agyeman applauded Wisconsin University for its emphasis on discipline and seeking to imbibe same in students.
He urged students to explore their God given talents in order to contribute meaningfully to their development, families, communities, Ghana and the world at large.
Vice Chancellor of the Wisconsin University Professor Obeng Mireku revealed that the matriculants were made up of 373 Males representing 31% and 830 Females representing 69%.
He said the new students have become part of Wisconsin’s academically stimulating and culturally diverse community, representing over 20 nationalities.
Professor Obeng Mireku said the school has three campuses located with the main one at Haatso and the others at Kanda and a new one at Kumasi.
He said the Kumasi Campus will cater for students mainly from the northern part of Ghana as well as from neighboring countries.
“With an anticipated demand in quality university education as a result of government’s flagship policy free SHS, this is our contribution towards ensuring as many graduates from the free SHS can access university education,” he stated.
The VC for Wisconsin University disclosed that the school was introducing new programmes at certificate, diploma and degree levels to secure excellent career prospects students.
“We currently offer undergraduate programmes in the areas of Law, Nursing, Midwifery, Community Health Nursing, Communication Studies ,I.T, Development and Environmental Studies, Economic and Business Studies, with various options,” he stated.
Professor Obeng Mireku said the programs of the University are fully accredited by the National Accreditation Board and affiliated to the University of Ghana, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, University of Cape Coast and the University for Development Studies.
“At certificate Levels, we have the newly launched certificate in Music, with a state of the art recording studio, and of course the popular certificate in Security Management, Forensics and investigative Psychology as well as a certificate in Paralegal studies, a four week certificate in Environment, Health and Safety Management among others,” he stated
Professor Obeng also acknowledged and applauded four students who he said were ambassadors of the University. The four are Anita Bossah Adzokpa (Enam), a contestant in the ongoing Tv3 Reality Show “GHANA MOST BEAUTIFUL”, Belinda Elikplim Chamenyi who chaired a committee session at the just ended World Youth Summit, Fred Danso who emerged overall second in just ended GTV programme “WHAT DO YOU KNOW” and Marcus Omaw Adu who recently launched a book titled ” Transforming The Mind”
Story by Bismarck Oppong (Reporter)/Radiogoldlive.com