The 2016 year group of the Kumasi Technical University, formerly Kumasi Polytechnic, has issued a 10-day ultimatum to authorities of the university to produce their certificates to them or face their anger.
Mr. Maxwell Ntiamoah, spokesperson for the group in an interview with Rite News expressed shock over the development describing it as unfortunate.
Worried Nkrumah explained,”we thought our institution would hold Congregation for the 2016 graduating class latest by April this year so that we could use our certificates to apply for jobs while we are about completing National Service. This is unfortunate and we must not suffer this brunt. We will press home our demand for the certificates or we will advise ourselves”.
He stated: “Our colleagues from other universities completed with us in the same year and are ending their National Service with us at the same time with us but they have their certificates and we do not.”
On the other hand, the University’s Relations Officer, Mr. Charles Obeng Sarpong has attributed the development to the delay in inauguration of a new Governing Council of the Kumasi Technical University.
He said the university shares the emotion of the aggrieved students but it could also not condone the legalities involved in getting the council in place which is the highest decision making body to approve of a graduation ceremony of the university.
He however, appealed the students to bear with the university, expressing hope that very soon the council will be inaugurated to ensure that the deserving students obtain their certificates.
Source: Nana Ama Sarfo/ritefmonline.org