Jayee University College (JUC) is to introduce a programme on Oil and Gas management to expose graduates to opportunities and strengths in the industry.
The Oil and Gas programme is part of new programmes the college proposed for the 2010 academic year, including undergraduate and post-graduate programmes.
Mr John Emmanuel Donkoh, President of JUC, announced this at the 5th Matriculation ceremony, of the college in Accra, on Saturday.
About 364 students, made up 216 female and 148 male, were admitted to offer various Degree and Diploma courses.
The undergraduate programmes included Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Hotel and Restaurant Management, BSc in Project Management, BSc in political Science and BSc in Psychology.
The Post-graduate programmes are Master of Business Administration in Women Development and Human Rights and Master of Business Administration in Project Management.
JUC, which is affiliated to the University of Education, Winneba, started as Jayee Secretarial School with 30 students but currently has a total student population of 900.
Mr Donkoh said the school authorities would continue to improve on the infrastructure and other facilities, through “the renovation and upgrading of our lecture halls to make teaching and learning more conductive for our lecturers and students.”
He cautioned students on examination malpractices, saying that, the college would not condone any overt or covert malpractices, either emanating from staff or students.
He encouraged the students, saying that, they have come to a research university that builds on industry, and a place where the faculty would spur them on to unearth their hidden potentials and also strive for knowledge and skills.
He called on parents of the students to support the institute to realise its cherished targets and vision of making education a pleasurable but remunerative venture.
Professor Mawutor Avoke, Pro Vice Chancellor, University of Education, Winneba, said “we are encouraged by the growing interest of students in our business administration and communication science courses and the steady increase in the yearly admissions.”
He said as a training institution, they were challenged to give students the best so that they would not fall short of the expectation of their employers.
He entreated the students to be disciplined and urged them to avoid hooliganism, drug abuse and being promiscuous.