STU Offers 20% Discount For Females Offering Engineering

The Sunyani Technical University (STU) in Bono Region has announced plans to offer twenty per cent discount on school fees for all female students offering engineering courses beginning from next academic year.

The Vice Chancellor of the university, Professor Engineer Kwadwo Adinkra, made this known during students-staff durbar held recently at the university’s auditorium, in Sunyani.

Ing. Prof. Adinkrah-Appiah explained the move formed part of an affirmative action taken by management to woo more female students to the university to pursue various engineering courses.

According to him, because the university is technically inclined, it finds it difficult getting more females enrolment offering engineering programmes, hence the action to give special consideration to prospective female students. “The decision is expected to attract more females into our engineering departments,” he assured.

He also revealed that as part of efforts to check examination malpractices and other social vices on campus, management has decided to install closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras at examination centres (halls), including other vantage points to protect the integrity of the university’s certificates as well as enhance security on campus.

“Furtherance to this, a police post has already been opened on campus to assist the university’s internal security to ensure law and order among members of the university community,” he stated.

On industrial attachment, the Vice-Chancellor told the students that besides various ultra-modern workshops and laboratories on campus, the university has signed Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) with various public and private institutions to enable students undertake practical training as part of their studies.

Prof. Kwadwo Adinkrah-Appiah further announced plans to tar roads linking the main campus to students’ hostels, popularly called Water-loo, emphasising construction works will soon begin.

Responding to a request for a shuttle bus to convey students from their hostels to campus, the Vice-Chancellor assured management will discuss that matter and get back to students.

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