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21.11.2009 Education

All Nations University lauded for role in human resource development

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Koforidua, Nov. 21, GNA - ALL Nations University College in Koforidua, on Friday

received many commendations for its contribution to human resource development in Ghana.

Mr Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo, Eastern Regional Minister, who lauded the university's effort

on the occasion of its fourth graduation ceremony in Koforidua, said All Nations had set the

pace responding to the market needs through equipping students with the requisite skills.

He said the nation is in dire need of human resource with the requisite technical and

engineering skills to promote accelerated national development, and All Nations was doing

just that.
The ceremony, which coincided with a matriculation of 472 new students into the

University, graduated 316 students in various programmes. Nine of the graduands obtained

first class honours.
Mr Ofosu-Ampofo also praised the University for being the first private tertiary institution

in the country to receive accreditation for an up stream programme in Oil and Gas

Engineering.
He said the programme would help prepare students to attain the relevant expertise in

Petrochemical required for the emerging market of the oil and gas industry in Ghana.

Mr Ofosu-Ampofo asked the graduands to be innovative and urged them to lead

disciplined and morally upright life styles.
He expressed worry about the state of lawlessness, drug trafficking, armed robbery,

indiscipline, occultism in schools and senseless murder of innocent people among other

things and called for concerted efforts from all to help address the situation

Dr Samuel Donkor, President of the University, urged the graduands to strive to

contribute to nation building in their own way and set important examples for their juniors.

He said the University had deliberately chosen Science and Technology based education

to prepare students to look to the future with confidence.

Dr Donkor, however, urged the students not to forget about the dynamic nature of

technologies, which make skills redundant and said continuous skills upgrading was needed.

GNA

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