All Nations University holds ninth Convocation
5/18/2012 2:30:30 AM -
Koforidua, May 17, GNA- University graduates have been tasked to lead the society in generating the needed resources and knowledge to address the challenges of food security, water supply and sanitation, sustainable energy and health issues.
'As Ghanaians, our development journey has witnessed some modest improvement in recent years. However, faced with the complexity of current and future challenges, you graduates of today have a social responsibility to advance our efforts toward socio-economic development,' Professor Kwasi Kwafo Adarkwa, the immediate past Vice-Chancellor of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), has said.
Prof Adarkwa made this known in a keynote address at the ninth graduation ceremony of the All Nations University College (ANU) in Koforidua on Thursday.
'You are aware that our society today is being swept away by changes and opportunities but gone are the days when one's class certificate, university or programme studied secured one a job,' he stressed.
He said the new order of the day was how a graduate would be able to identify, dissect and propose sustainable solutions to problems that will keep him or her afloat.
Prof Adarkwa said being successful would therefore greatly depend on how well they exploit their most valuable assets, which is their knowledge, attitudes, skills and creativity.
He advised the graduates to follow their interest when considering the numerous ideas flashing through their minds.
Prof Adarkwa commended the ANU for the level of development since its affiliation with the KNUST a couple of years ago.
He advised the school to use the formative years to develop all internal structures so that when they attain the status of a full university it would find itself adequately prepared to run its own affairs.
Dr Samuel Donkor, President and Founder of the ANU, said the university is celebrating a decade of innovation, excellence and quality higher education and promised to continue to strive for excellence in teaching and research in the field of business, engineering and technology.
Prof Peter Donkor, Pro Vice-Chancellor of KNUST, advised the graduates to be prepared to learn from the experiences of people they meet in the job market.
Hundred and two students graduated from various programmes of study.