Professor Franklyn Manu, the Rector of the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration has urged newly admitted students of the institute to be dedicated to their studies and eschew any act of indiscipline.
He charged the students to take advantage of the opportunities offered them and adhere to regulations to enable them to contribute effectively to the development of the country.
Prof Manu was speaking at the 13th Matriculation ceremony in Accra for the 2015/2016 academic year to pursue degree programmes in Business Administration, Law, Technology and Governance.
He advised the students to work towards the attainment of success to justify the investment made on them by their parents.
Prof Manu said the institute was noted for excellence and diligence in the pursuit of academic endeavours and called on the students to learn hard to continue to uphold the mission of the institute.
Prof Manu noted that the institute aims to be a world class centre of excellence for training, consultancy, research, business management and public administration, which employs top class and highly motivated faculty and staff.
He urged the students to contribute meaningfully to the discourse of academic work, and that, any students found guilty of examination malpractices would be dealt with accordingly.
Mr Richard Dogbe, on behalf of the newly admitted students, promised to avail themselves and be agents of change by contributing to national development.
He called for an enhanced teaching and learning facilities and pledged their commitment to adding value to the institute.