At least 150 students of the Koforidua Technical University have been rusticated over poor academic performance.

The students failed to obtain the average cumulative grade point of 1.5 hence their withdrawal from the institution during the 2015/2016 academic year.

“For the previous academic year, over 150 students were withdrawn for poor performance according to NABPEX regulation which stipulates that any student who obtains a cumulative grade point average of less than 1.5 should be withdrawn,” the Vice Chancellor of Koforidua Technical University Prof. Smile Gavua Dzisi revealed during the 21st Matriculation Ceremony of the Institution.

A total of 2417 students out of the 3,617 applicants offered admission successfully registered to offer various courses in Bachelor in Technology, Higher National Diploma and Non-HND programs purging the total population of the University to 6,338.

Prof. Smile Dzisi advised the students to take their studies seriously to avoid dismissal “while providing the best opportunities for our students to excel, Koforidua Technical University will not hesitate to withdraw any student who fails to meet the minimum required standards of performance.”

She said the university has a reputation for academic excellence, community outreach and groundbreaking innovations targeted at solving societal challenges hence it has strengthen its collaboration with industries to tailor courses to meet industry demand.

According to her, fresh students are expected to enroll in entrepreneurial programs aimed at providing entrepreneurial skills training for a start-up businesses.

Prof. Jerry Samuel Yaw Kuma, the Vice Chancellor of the University of Mines and Technology expressed his disagreement with persons rebuking the conversion of Polytechnics to Technical University status.