The curtains were drawn on the 12th congregation program of the University of Professional Studies, Accra, at the fourth and final session of the 2020 edition of the Graduation ceremony, which saw 670 students graduating with Masters Degrees in various fields.
In a packed hall of the ultramodern UPSA auditorium, Chairman of the university’s Governing Council Dr. Kofi Ohene-Konadu welcomed graduands like he had done over the last four days since the first session of a four series graduation program started on Wednesday.
Dr. Kofi Ohene-Konadu, acting in the stead of the Chancellor spoke highly of the level of professionalism exhibited by the graduating class and implored them to keep up to the standards expected of UPSA alumni across the world and to be change agents especially at a time when the world is grappling with the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Council Chair also seized the opportunity to congratulate Vice Chancellor Prof. Amartey on his appointment to serve for a second term as Vice Chancellor, while expressing confidence that the VC’s sterling leadership will see the university reach even greater heights in the next four years.
Vice Chancellor Prof. Abednego Feehi Okoe Amartey on his part, thanked the Council and its Chairman for reposing confidence in his abilities, and outlined new academic programs that the university is introducing such as, the Master of Science in Insurance and Risk Management which starts from the 2020/2021 academic year and also the Master of Science in Procurement Management which is also at its final stage of accreditation.
Group CEO for Media General Ghana Limited, Beatrice Agyeman Abbey, the guest speaker for the Fourth Session of the 12th Congregation, tasked the graduates not to be too comfortable in their current states, but rather seek excellence to better their lives, that of their love ones and the nation as a whole.
“Occupy your thoughts with how to move from average to excellent,” She said.
In all, the University graduated a total of 3,520 students this year.