The Methodist University College, Ghana (MUCG), at Dansoman in Accra, has held its ninth matriculation at which 1,746 students, including 580 females were admitted to pursue various degree, diploma and certificate courses this academic year.
They will pursue courses in banking, finance, accounting, human resource development and religious studies, among others, at the university's campuses in Accra, Tema and Wenchi in the Brong-Ahafo Region
In his address, the Principal, Rev. Professor S.K. Adjepong, commended the fresh students for their decision to enroll at the university to upgrade themselves and urged them to make good use of the privilege given them to become responsible citizens of the country in future.
“You must remain focused and strive to achieve excellence in your studies.
The university will encourage and give you all the support you need to excel,” he stated.
Prof. Adjepong urged the students to abide by the rules and regulations of the university to enable them to enjoy their stay on the campus, stressing that, “although we offer liberal education, we do not compromise on our rules and regulation”.
He said the teaching methodologies of the MUCG had been designed to develop the critical thinking abilities of the students to find practical solutions to problems in and outside their communities.
Prof. Adjepong said to ensure high quality research and professionalism, the university had established a quality assurance committee desk to ensure that “highest academic and professional standards are set and maintained at all times.”
In a speech read on his behalf, the Chairman of the MUCG Council, Most Rev. Dr. Robert K. Aboagye-Mensah, said the programmes of the university were aimed at inculcating in students the habit of critical thinking, the development of the highest ethical and human values, and pursuit of academic excellence without losing sight of morality and appreciation of the importance of hard work.
“We are proud to help you build your future, the outcome of which would be beneficial to you as individuals and to the larger society,” stressing they should not betray the confidence reposed in them by their parents, love ones and the society at large.
Rev. Dr. Aboagye-Mensah urged them to display remarkable qualities of patience, tolerance and moderation in all their endeavours.