Reverend Father George Boakye-Danquah, Rector of Spiritan University College at Ejisu, on Thursday said Ghana needed disciplined people with orientation to build a better society.
He noted that the Ghanaian society had suffered a lot as a result of mediocrity and that the people now expected university graduates to prepare themselves well to make a difference in society and not to duplicate the past.
“The society is awaiting people of integrity, honesty and sincerity, those who are hard-working and self-giving, people with vision, persons with the sense of innovation, above all people who have the reverence for God”, he added.
Rev. Father Boakye-Danquah, made the observation at the matriculation of 20 students into the University at Ejisu.
He challenged the students to allow discipline to be their hallmark as they begun their academic pursuit and be law abiding as that would become their pattern of life in future in society.
Reverend Father Boakye-Danquah advised the students to be decorous, appear decent and modest in their lives and urged them to undertake a lot of research work and take advantage of the serene atmosphere on campus and learn hard to achieve their objectives.
He advised them not to allow themselves to be used by selfish people to achieve their parochial interest, especially during Election 2008.
Professor Kwasi Kwafo Adarkwa, Vice chancellor of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), assured the students that since the College was affiliated to the KNUST, the degree they would earn would conform fully to the academic standards of programmes taught at KNUST.
He urged them to begin their studies with the zeal and determination it deserved.
Nana Afrane Okese IV, Ejisuhene urged the authorities to instil discipline in the students and encourage them to learn hard to achieve their aims.