UENR Holds 4th Matriculation Ceremony In Sunyani

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Prof. Mrs. Esi Awuah

 The University of Energy and Natural Resources on Saturday,
October 10, 2015 held its 4th matriculation ceremony to admit fresh
students into the institution in Sunyani, capital of the Brong Ahafo Region. 
The University which was established by an Act Parliament,
Act 830 in 2011 as an autonomous University received 1,582 applications for
admission into their programs.—out of this number, 1,272 qualified for
admission, representing 80% of the total applications.
The University was able to admit only 794 students,
representing 60% of the total qualified applicants. Of those admitted 677,
representing 85%, were males, while 117, representing 15% were females. This
brings the total enrollment to 2,377.
Vice-Chancellor, Professor Mrs. Esi Awuah advised the
students to respect and obey the rules and regulations of the University.
She said: “Your presence here is a testimony of your
ambition and determination to become somebody important in future and from this
day going, you shall be ambassadors of the this University. I hope you will
associate your name in confidence with UENR and say it with pride. I therefore
welcome you into a University where we train you to impact on the society with
integrity and excellence and congratulate you for choosing to study at UENR to
enable you achieve your ambition of becoming a skilled professional.”
Mrs. Esi Awuah assured the students of a friendly academic
environment where both teaching and non-teaching staff are dedicated to prepare
them for work in the future.
She said the University has been working to achieve its
mandate through a series of innovative and transformational processes in
teaching and learning, among others, to turn out graduates with unquestionable
output in the world of work.
 The Vice-Chancellor
disclosed to this News Daily Hunter Magazine that, the University is poised to provide access to
university education to as many qualified applicants as possible, but they are
constrained due to inadequate academic and residential facilities for staff and
According to her, the University has partnered with several
institutions to share ideas, provide platform fro student and staff exchange as
well as serve as practical training grounds for students and also for the
mutual benefit of industry and the University.
“Currently, there are on-going discussions between the
University and Zoomlion and SolarGrid, a Canadian company to set up an assembly
plant for the manufacture and assembling of solar plants in UENR. The project,
upon completion, will provide opportunity for some engineering students to
undertake their internship and attachment in the company. We are confident that
through our increasing collaboration with our partners, we will continue to
nurture high class professional graduates who can bring about the needed
transformation in our country,” she posited.

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