Islamic University Holds Eighth Congregation
5/9/2012 9:06:54 AM -
Two hundred and nine students graduated from the Islamic University College (IUCG) at the school’s eighth congregation in Accra.
One hundred and sixty nine students came from the faculty of business administration while the rest were from the faculty of religious study.
Out of the total number, 26 had first class honors.
Addressing the event, the Vice President of IUCG, Alhaji Seidu Pelpuo, said the school was restructuring its system of teaching and learning so it could create sustainable jobs for its students.
He announced that the university had been accredited to run courses in communication studies and human resource management with the first batch of freshmen for the courses already admitted.
He said the university’s decision to run a course in communication studies with specialty in journalism and public relations was to help train more ethically responsible journalists at a time when the industry in Ghana was in dire need of such professionals.
He said the school had also been given the go -ahead by the National Accreditation Board (NAB) to run a course in Management Information Systems (MIS) with plans to admit the first batch of students in the 2012/2013 academic year.
The Chief executive Officer (CEO) of Stanbic Bank, Mr Alhassan Andani, who was the guest of honour, asked tertiary institutions in the country to consider courses in the oil and gas sector.
According to him, this would ensure that the country was training more experts to improve local content in its young oil and gas economy.
He said the need to produce middle level manpower to serve in that field had become imperative, saying that the IUCG could blaze the trail in that direction.
Touching on the need to ensure peace in this election year, Mr Andani said the graduands had the onerous task of leading a responsible life in order to shy away from politicians who induce young people into violent behaviors, and that people in their various communities looked up to them as enlightened members of society.
He asked parents not to leave their wards who were leaving the university to their own fate on the grounds that they were now capable of fending for themselves.
He observed that breaking into the Ghanaian job market was difficult and as result such fresh graduates were faced with enormous difficulties.
He challenged them to put the lessons learnt at the university to good use to benefit the country’s economic development.