Vice President of the Republic of Ghana Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has called on graduates of the University of Professional Studies, Accra to employ the knowledge gained in their period of study to the benefit of society.
He was speaking at the First Session of the 13th Congregation of the UPSA in Accra on Saturday, July 24, 2021.
Dr. Bawumia who was visibly impressed by recent developments of the UPSA charged the graduands to seek to make a difference in a period not only crucial to Ghana and Africa, but the world at large.
“The UPSA has produced so many people who have impacted positively in our lives and I have no doubt that this particular group of graduates would step into the world of work and make a difference,” he said.
The Veep called on the graduating class to also be good citizens of society.
“A good society is made up of citizens who are always looking to raise the standards of others. So I urge you to be good citizens of society,” Dr. Bawumia said. “I am particularly proud of this 2021 class. I feel the enthusiasm from where I stand. With my knowledge of the quality this university has churned out, I know you will not disappoint.”
The Vice President also implored the graduating class of 2021 to embrace digitisation.
In total, 870 students graduated at the First session of the 13th Congregation of the University of Professional Studies, Accra.
Out of this number, the School of Graduate Studies presented 764 students which comprised 55 Master of Philosophy students, 591 Master of Business Administration students, 107 Master of Arts students and 11 Master of Science in Insurance Risk Management students.
The UPSA Law School graduated 106 students, 15 of whom obtained Second Class Upper, 47 Second Class Lower, 35 Third Class and 9 passes.