Academic City University College – a premium Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) tertiary institution – has held its third matriculation ceremony to formally welcome its newly admitted freshmen and women into the university.
A total of about 100 students comprising nationals from 15 different African countries have enrolled for the 2020/2021 academic year, to pursue Academic City’s uniquely designed STEAM-based academic disciplines.
Speaking at the ceremony, Prof. Fred McBagonluri, President and Provost of Academic City, congratulated the newly admitted students for meeting requirements to be part of the Academic City community, and urged them to fully participate in all campus activities to enable them build the necessary credentials to succeed after school.
He assured them of the university’s commitment to offer the best campus experience and innovative academic programmes tailored toward preparing and equipping them with the necessary skills and professional training to help them become relevant and competitive in the job market.
“Our innovation and entrepreneurial thinking are deemed core to a student’s foundational learning and development, and hence are designed into our programmes to create leaders of thought and initiators of ideas,” he further explained.
Since its inception in 2018, Academic City has proven its resolve to change the narrative for higher education in Africa, and is committed to providing the best education attainable anywhere in the world.
As a forward-thinking educational institution committed to nurturing students for jobs of the future, Academic City recently announced the introduction of its two new degree programmes in Robotics and Biomedical Engineering. The university is the first in West Africa to offer a degree in Robotics Engineering.
According to Prof. McBagonluri, the university carefully thought through its decision to introduce the courses, with the aim to develop the capabilities and competencies of the youth in the field of Robotics and Biomedical Engineering to help solve problems locally.
He further explained that the programmes will adopt an integrated approach to learning and incorporated Artificial Intelligence and other Engineering and Computer Science courses.
Speaking on behalf of the matriculants, Mr. Yineteili Tioyem Abii, a Computer Engineering student, expressed their delight at gaining admission into Academic City, and assured of their commitment to abide by rules and regulations governing the university.
He was optimistic that Academic City will provide them with the requisite skills in order to contribute meaningfully to development of the African continent.
Mr. Abii admonished his colleagues to work assiduously to achieve excellence in their academic journey.
“I implore all of us present today not to stray from our goal but we should always strive to achieve distinction in our daily lives,” he noted.
The representatives from University of Cape of Coast and University of Mines and Technology advised the students to take their studies seriously, be responsible and hardworking; and above all be self-disciplined.