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Ghana: CCTU introduces more academic programs

Cape Coast – The Technical University of Cape Coast (CCTU) has introduced a number of academic programs to train the workforce needed for the national transformation agenda.

Programs include a Master of Technology (M-Tech) program and a number of four-year B-Tech programs, as well as a few diploma programs.

The Vice-Chancellor of the Technical University of Cape Coast (CCTU), Professor Joshua Owusu-Sekyere announced the introduction of the new programs during an enrollment ceremony held at the campus of the university.

A total of 1,402 students, including 601 B-Tech students, 453 Higher National Diploma (HND) and 348 Diploma students, took the registration oath.

The number included 640 men, representing 45.6% and 762 women, representing 54.4%.

He said the University had received a total number of 2,103 applications and 1,899 qualified applicants had been admitted into various programs.

Professor Owusu-Sekyere said the total number of programs offered at the University currently stands at 55.

This, he said, included a Master of Technology (M-Tech) program, 12 B-Tech Top-up programs, 15 four-year B-Tech programs, 12 Higher National Diploma programs and 15 diploma.

He thanked the government for focusing on using technical and vocational education and training as a catalyst to accelerate the country’s industrialization agenda.