CBG CEO advises fresh graduates to embrace lifelong learning

Chief Executive Officer of Consolidated Bank Ghana Limited (CBG), Daniel Wilson Addo, has encouraged fresh graduates of the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA) to embrace the transformative potential of lifelong learning as they step into the world of work.

Recognizing the dynamic nature of today’s world, he called on students to cultivate a commitment to continuous education, stating that it is a key driver of their personal and professional success.

He highlighted the rapid changes in the business landscape and stressed that a willingness to adapt and learn continuously is crucial for staying relevant and thriving in the competitive global environment.

“Embrace the power of continuous learning [for] it is often said that the only constant in this world is change,” Mr Addo told the graduates.

A section of the graduating students at the event.


“When I started my career back in 1992, spreadsheets and presentation skills were rare. We didn’t need them to excel but today they are basics and without them, you can’t be successful in any finance role.”

He urged young graduates to be deliberate about their careers, stressing that they “must make it a habit to constantly upgrade your knowledge” and broaden their exposure into other fields.

Mr Addo issued the clarion call in a commencement address to the 2023 graduating class of UPSA held on Wednesday, October 18, 2023.

An ecstatic scene of graduands at the Second Session of 15th Congregation.


The second session of the ongoing 15th congregation ceremonies, witnessed some 1,063 students graduating with various bachelor degrees and diplomas from the Faculty of Accounting and Finance.

There were 929 undergraduates and 134 diplomates. For the undergraduate level, 16 obtained First Class, 241 Second Class Upper, 354 Second Class Lower, 261 Third Class and 57 went home with a pass.

Three of the diploma students attained Distinction, while 76 obtained credit and 55 had passes.

The Vice Chancellor of UPSA, Professor Abednego F. O. Amartey passionately urged the fresh graduates to be the change-makers that the world desperately needs irrespective of their graduating class or grade.

The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Abednego Amartey addressing the graduands.


He emphasized the transformative power each graduate possesses in shaping a brighter future.

He challenged the graduates to embody the values instilled by UPSA and to channel their knowledge and skills toward creating positive impacts in their communities and beyond.

The Chairman of the governing council of UPSA, Dr Kofi Ohene-Konadu, appealed to the graduates to be good ambassadors of the University by soaring to new heights of excellence, integrity and positive impact.

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