Thirty five (35) students have been graduated from the Technical University College of Tamale (TUCT) with degree in human settlement planning for 2009-2010 academic year. The graduates made up of 4 females and 31 males were awarded Bachelor of Arts in human settlement planning.
The TUCT which is an affiliate of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) has its campus at Gukpegu Dungu in the Tamale metropolis.
Abachingsa Apaadunya Charles and Doota Thomas Believing both have first class Bachelor of Science in human settlement planning. Nine students were also matriculated into the TUCT to offer various programs.
Speaking at the second congregation ceremony at Dungu, the Council Chairman of the Technical University College of Tamale, Professor Walter Sandow Alhassan said the university is constraint with financial difficulties as the only private university in the northern region out of 64 private universities in Ghana.
Professor Walter Sandow Alhassan renewed his appeal to government to support the TUCT with infrastructure to enable it carry out its mandate.
Presenting the current status of the university, the principal of the TUCT, Naa Professor Abubakari Al-Hassan said the university programs are mainly technologically and technically applied.
Naa Professor Abubakari said the year under review has been a challenging one for the university but governing council members are continuing sacrificing their time for the interest of the people of the north.
The technical university according to the Naa Professor Abubakari noting the turbulent nature of Tamale is introducing religious studies to promote religious tolerance in Tamale.
The Technical University College of Tamale was started in 2001. In 2002, the founder Naa Professor Architect Abubakari Al-Hassan retired from university of Ghana as Director of Physical Development and works and took up directly as assembling of resources including personnel for its take off. The 35 graduates were the three batches of students, 2006-2007;2007-2008 and 2008-2009 academic year groups. Some of the graduates according to the principal have already taken appointment in the field as acting town and country district planning officers.
TUCT is starting nine new programs in 2013-2015. These are Architecture, Building Technology, Land Economy, Estate Management, Civil Engineering, Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Nursing, Business Studies and Management Studies all at first and second degree levels.