About 450 students have graduated from the All Nations University College in Eastern Region.
They graduated with Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering, Accounting, Banking and Finance, Entrepreneurship, Human Resource Management, Marketing, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Oil and Gas Engineering and Biblical Studies.
The graduation ceremony, which is the 22nd congregation held by the university saw both Ghanaians and foreign students passing out amid cheers and excitement from family and friends.
Delivering a speech on the theme “Pursuing Excellence in Higher Education through Science and Technology for achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)” the President of the University, Dr. Samuel Donkor, said “If Ghana is to achieve these goals by 2030, education and skills development are key, and there is the need for quality higher education for our country and for the entire continent.”
Dr. Donkor added: “the University since 2012 has undertaken projects that are focused on promoting SDGs which includes the launching of the GhanaSat-1, organizing outreach programme on Science, Technology, Mathematics, Engineering and Innovations, among others.”
“I want to assure Ghanaians that the university will continue to do its best to contribute its quota to the development of every youth and the country as a whole. I want to use this opportunity to congratulate all the graduands and I urge you to use the knowledge acquired here to contribute positively to our society.”
The Vice President and Country Manager of KOSMOS Energy, Ghana, Joe Mensah, stated that the vehicle to achieve the SDGs was Science and Technology.
“We cannot progress if as a nation we lag behind in this spectrum. Technology is driving everything we do today. You cannot talk about technology without considering innovation, technology should not overshadow the people and institutions, but should be a tool that is useful when people have the skills, processes, and background support to use it effectively”.
Delivering a speech on behalf of the Vice Chancellor of KNUST, Professor Kwasi Preko advised the graduands to adapt and master soft skills that would complement the knowledge they have acquired, adding that it would enable them to succeed in their endeavours.
Master James Nana Acquah-Yalley, received the award for the overall best student.
By: Neil Nii Amatey Kanarku | citinewsroom.com | Ghana