Graduate School Holds January 2020 Cohort Orientation
On Friday, 10th January, 2020, the GTUC Graduate School held an orientation ceremony at the Florence Onny Auditorium. The event, which officially welcomed the newly admitted January cohort Masters students, served as an induction ceremony for new entrants onto both our Coventry and Anhalt University programmes.
The students were formally welcomed into the University community by the Vice-President, Professor Isaac Abeku Blankson, who encouraged students to make the most of the opportunity that lay ahead of them, and shed light on the University’s imminent conversion to public status. He told the students that they were in a fortunate position, as the school is poised to see a great deal of improvement once the University becomes a public institution. Prof. Blankson also urged the students to make the most of their time at GTUC and ensure that they applied themselves to their studies, taking care to manage their time well and utilize the various resources available to them in order to enhance their learning experience.
The students were also addressed by the Registrar, Dr. Mrs. Juliana Owusu-Ansah, who congratulated the students and reiterated the Vice-President’s message. She advised the students to enjoy their time at GTUC and commended them for choosing the University.
In his address to the students, Dr. Malcalm, the Graduate School Dean, offered an informative insight into life as a graduate student at GTUC, as well as a detailed breakdown of the intricacies surrounding academic work and research. In addition, the Dean emphasized the need for an alignment with the core values of excellence, innovation, student-centeredness, academic freedom and integrity, emphasizing that the University would endeavor at all times to incorporate them into the students’ general experience. As part of his presentation, the Dean also took the time to introduce the various staff of the Graduate school and related offices, highlighting the various roles they would play during the students’ time at GTUC.
The event was concluded with an interactive Q&A session which gave students an opportunity to acquire vital information from the relevant resource personnel that were present at the orientation. Overall the event was a successful one and we are encouraged by the continued patronage of our international Graduate programmes as we seek to further strengthen these Transnational education partnerships.