IPS TO BE UNIVERSITY OF PROFESSIONAL STUDIES
The Minister of Education, Honorable Alex Tettey Enyo has assured The Institute of Professional Studies that he is forwarding to Cabinet, a memorandum which seeks to change the name, Institute of Professional studies to the University of Professional Studies.
This was disclosed in a speech read on his behalf by a deputy Minister of Education, Dr. J.S. Annan at the Second Congregation Ceremony of IPS. Rector of the Institute, Professor Joshua Alabi made known in certain terms the institutes’ determination to uphold high standards in its quest to equip students with the requisites skills to fit into industry. He also warned those who alter documents to gain admission into the institute to desist as they will be ruthlessly dealt with when found out.
Dr. J.S. Anann also commended the Institute for its outstanding performance in academia and physical development in so little a time, describing it as a success story which is worth telling. He added that the Ministry will ensure the prevention of the recent strike action in future. He urged the graudands to create opportunities out of challenging situations and to concentrate on the positive details to make a difference in their careers.
Professor Joshua Alabi touched on the institute’s membership with the University Teachers association of Ghana (UTAG), Several Local and International Training Workshops attended by lecturers and Administrative Senior Members, Change in the Grading System, Research Projects (including those that border on oil and gas), ICT and Infrastructural Developments (including lecture halls and a library complex)among others, as part of efforts being made for IPS to measure up to the standards of any public university.
A total of one thousand eighty seven (1,087) students composing five hundred and fifty one (551) diploma and five hundred and thirty six undergraduate students respectively, graduated. Mr. Kwegir and Ms. Norah Nertey were also adjudged overall best students for degree and diploma respectively.
The Institute of Professional Studies received a presidential charter, granting it a full University status in 2008.
GIFTY ANDOH APPIAH