Graduation is a transition and not a destination – UEW VC to Graduates

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Professor Andy Ofori-Birikorang, Acting Vice- Chancellor of University of Education, Winneba (UEW), has asked graduates of the University to see their graduation as transition and not a destination.

He noted that as they transitioned into the next phase of their journey, they should help improve society and themselves in significant ways and never stop learning.

Prof. Ofori-Birikorang made the call at the first session of the 26th Congregation of the University, held at the North Campus at Winneba.

A total of 11,477 students from faculties of the University at Winneba, Ajumako, Kumasi and Mampong campuses, now Akenten Appiah Menka University of Skills and Entrepreneurial Development {AAMUSTED), graduated.

Of the number, 418 would be awarded diplomas, 9,999 students, would have first degrees while 1,000 students would be awarded various Post Graduate Degrees.

Five hundred and fifty-five, representing five per cent, obtained First Class, 2,985, representing 30 per cent had 2nd Class Upper, 3,766, representing 38 per cent had 2nd class lower; 2,074 representing 21 per cent had third class while 619 representing six per cent obtained a pass.

Students from faculties in Kumasi and Mampong Campuses of the AAMUSTED, totalling 4,472, were presented with diplomas, first degrees and various postgraduate degrees on Monday.

There were also five Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) graduates, 63 Master of Philosophy (MPhil), 62 Master in Technical Studies (MTech),11 Master of Science (MSc) 55 Master of Business Administration (MBA) 11 Master of Education (MEd)graduates as well as 4,198 first degree graduates and 67 diploma graduates who graduated during the Winneba Session.

The second session will be held on Thursday, December 16 where 1,781 first degrees and diplomas will be awarded to students of the faculty of Science Education and School of Business.

“As graduates and professionals, UEW’s longstanding tradition of comprehensive training has empowered you to become a source of enlightenment to our contemporary and future society,” Prof Ofori-Birikornag advised.

Prof Ofori-Birikorang urged the graduates to strive for integrity and sincerity, unleash their critical thinking and problem-solving skills; show their proven values and have a positive attitude towards work.

The Acting Vice-Chancellor highlighted the role of information technology in economic transformation and growth and urged the graduates to acquire the relevant digital skills to leverage technology and digitalization to pursue future academic and professional goals.

The third session of the Congregation will be held on Friday, December 17, 2021, where a total of 2,178 students from the Faculty of Ghanaian Languages, Faculty of Foreign Languages and Faculty of Educational studies will be graduating.

On Saturday, a total of 1,578 students from the School of Creative Arts and Graduate Studies, made up of 158 diploma students, 567 degrees, 190 PGDE, 13 Executive Master, 63 MA, 340 MEd, five Master in Medical Science (FM Sc) 30 MBA, 201 MPhil and 11 PhD will have their turn to climax the ceremony.

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