The Group CEO of Media General Ghana, Ms. Beatrice Agyemang Abbey, has charged graduates of the University of Professional Studies, Accra to rise above mediocrity and to be exceptional, proactive and productive labour force as they open the next chapter of their lives.
Madam Abbey was speaking in an address to graduates of the School of Graduate Studies of UPSA at the fourth session of the 12th Congregation of the University.
She asked graduands to activate their creativity and challenge themselves with innovative ideas as they sojourn to higher heights.
“Go out there and take on the world,” she said. “Be the best you can be at whatever you choose to do or wherever you find yourself on the job market.”
The media strategist averred that the modern corporate world is evolving, demanding graduates who are proactive and solution-oriented with a firm understanding and control over what they do.
She said there’s, therefore, a need for continuous self-development and the constant desire for life-long learning and training in order for one to become a sought-after professional.
“We need to develop relevant skills to keep abreast with the changing world in which we find ourselves [and] as graduate you must occupy your thoughts with how to grow from average to exceptional,” she said.
Mrs. Abbey urged the graduates defy societal expectations which are often mediocre but rather be inspired by their own achievements and go for gold in all circumstances.
“As you open the next chapter of your lives,” she said “I would urge you not to allow the mediocrity and expectations of society to define you and your perspective.”
The fourth and final session of the 12th congregation of University saw a total of 640 students graduating with various master’s degrees from School of Graduate Studies.