The president of the Regentropfen College of Applied Sciences (RECAS), Reverend Dr Fr. Moses Asaah Awinongya, has attributed the low enrolment of students into the University to the poor road network in the Bongo District of the Upper East Region.
Speaking at the graduation ceremony of the University, the President said, “The road is miserable, and one of the key reasons that is making our institution receive low enrolment.”
Reverend Dr Awinongya made the observation on the back drop of low graduates churned out by the institution at the second congregation and 3rd matriculation ceremony of the College.
The RECAS which was established in 2014, graduated 11 students who successfully pursued Degree and Diploma programmes in Business Studies and Education.
Dr. Awinongya said “RECAS is an oasis in an educational desert and within a period of three years, two students from the school are currently studying in the Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University and six more students will join them in November 2019.”
Reverend Dr Awinongya said accuracy, precise and safety were the hallmark of the College, and charged the graduates to inculcate in themselves the hallmark of the institution.
The RECAS President added that the school was turning out job creators who will be assets to organisations that that they create. “We are churning out people who are not just job seekers but job creators, you will be assets to organizations if you are able to create one.”
He added that the mission of the College was to train a new generation of Scientific Researchers, Engineers and Entrepreneurial Leaders who would combine analytical and critical thinking, and the courage to transform the West Africa Sub-Region.
Reverend Dr Awinongya lamented the lack of support from the Bongo District Assembly to address the challenges.
The District Chief Executive (DCE), Mr Peter Ayinbisa Ayamga in an interview with Word news , said the Balungo Lungo Namoo stretch of road which leads to the College was not only affecting the enrollment of the College, but the entire revenue mobilization of the District Assembly.
The DCE said the bad road network affected all sectors of the District including health and agriculture, and gave the assurance that government is working tirelessly to ensure that the bad road network in the District was fixed.
Mr Abdul Razak Mohammed was adjudged the best overall student, and received a cash prize of Gh¢1000, while the best female student award dubbed “Professor Apusiga Award” went to Madam Delphine Yimbilla. She received a cash prize of Gh¢500.