Kodjo Adams, GNA
Accra, March 30, GNA –
Professor James Ephraim, the Former Vice Chancellor of Catholic University
College, Fiapre has encouraged graduates of Bluecrest University College to
have the burning desire to be hungry for success.
“Be passionate to
succeed in your endeavours but do not rush to be successful. Do not follow the
slogan that everybody is doing it, so it is good. Be determined and work hard
towards your future goals”, he added.
Prof Ephraim gave the
advice at the weekend at the 14th graduation ceremony of the College
in Accra, on the theme “Nurturing Self-Sustainable Africa through Education”.
The students graduated
in Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, Bachelor of Business
Administration (BBA) in Human Resource Management, BBA in Banking and Finance
and BBA in Information Systems, Bachelor of Arts in Communication and
Journalism and Higher Diploma in Fashion and Design.
He said the future
belongs to the youth, who were consistent in achieving their aspirations, and
that it behoves on them to have a future plan and work towards accomplishing
“Life is not straight
forward. It is imperative for you to be assertive and always stay consistent in
what you do to be successful in all your endeavours”, he said.
The Professor stated
that, continuous learning was pivotal for one’s success, urging the graduates
to upgrade their knowledge to meet the changing dynamics of the world, and to
be competitive in the markets space.
He urged African
leaders to provide the citizenry with access to quality education, quality
water and sanitation, efficient healthcare system, and an improved housing
facility for self-sustained development.
He advised all and
sundry to protect the environment from all forms of destruction to ensure the
needed sustainable development.
Prof Ephraim charged
on the graduates to be ambassadors of change in their field of work and develop
creative ideas to solving problems.
Dr Dev Varyani, the
Chairman of the University advised the graduates to dream big and work towards
achieving their future plans to meet the emerging trend development.
“Stay focus with want
you want to do, people will criticize you, but you need to be steadfast and
never give up in pursuing goals”.
Dr George Dandy
Dampson, a Senior Lecturer, University of Education, Winneba (UEW) who
represented the Vice Chancellor of the University urged the graduates to think
‘outside the box’ to solve challenges facing the society.
He encouraged them to
take advantage of government social policies and develop an entrepreneurial skill
to be self-employed and as well create job opportunities for others.
Dr Ernestt Akwasi
Amponsah, the Dean of Student Affairs, UEW urged the graduates to be passionate
about everything they do to enable them succeed in achieving their goals.
Ms Muneerah Ajoke
Abdulrahman, who spoke on behalf of the graduating students, pledged their
unflinching support to use their knowledge acquired to make the needed change
in society for national development.
Ms Abdulrahman emerged
the best student in Mass Communication and Journalism, Mr Patrick Osei won the
best student in Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Banking and
Finance, while the best BBA in Human Resource and Management went to Mr Bassey
Prince Hammond won the best BBA student in Information
System, while the best Bachelor of Science student in Information Technology
went to Mr Ahmed Jamaldeen.
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