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Professor Abubakari charges graduates to be honest


The Technical University College of Tamale (TUCT) has held its third matriculation and graduation at the Dungu campus in Tamale yesterday. The first procession was followed by the matriculation of seventeen newly admitted students.

 The chairman of the college council, Prof. Walter Sandow Alhassan said TUCT is gradually becoming one of the lead tertiary institutions in Ghana.

 Prof Sandow said this year TUCT has received institutional re- accreditation for the period 2010-2015. The guest speaker, professor Imoro Braimah in his address centred on challenges of underdevelopment in northern Ghana. He attributed them to colonial and political neglect.

The principal of Technical University College of Tamale, Naa professor Abubakari Alhassan tasked the graduates to fit well in the job market since honesty and hard work will earn them a lot of accolades.


Professor Abubakari said the university college, as the premier private university in the North, aims at serving Northern, Upper East and Upper West regions.

He said the university has introduced new programs such as bachelor of Nursing from one of their mentor universities, UDS.

 In all thirty-one students graduated in Human Settlement Planning and were awarded degrees from the affiliate university, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).

Presenting the certificates, Professor Sampson Koku Agbodzo, the representative of the Vice Chancellor of KNUST, pledged their commitment in helping infant institutions such as TUCT to build the human resource of the nation.

The best overall student with first class honors was Mumuni Alaru, best thesis presentation went to Abbey Benjamin while Damtey Adjakie Mildred was adjudged the best female student.

 Prominent chiefs in Tamale and surrounding communities led by Nanton Naa Alhaji Sule Alhassan graced the occasion. The Technical University college of Tamale was established in 2001.

 In 2002, the founder Naa Professor Arkitekt Abubakar Alhassan retired from the University of Ghana as Director of Physical Development and Works and took up directly assembling of resources including personnel for its take off. TUCT is currently operating in three campuses:  Vittin, Dungu and Dalun.

By:Fuseini Dawuda Neindow/





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