'Be Part of E-revolution' – Students Told
The Sikkim Manipal University (SMU) Ghana has held its second graduation ceremony with a call on graduates to be part of the new era of the electronic revolution (e-revolution).
The graduates were encouraged to be active participants in the e-generation which is transforming the world.
Dr. Robert A. Baffour, Vice President of the Ghana Technology University Collage (GTUC) and information technology expert, gave the advice when he spoke at the graduation ceremony for the October 2011 and April 2012 batch of SMU students in Accra.
The ceremony, held at the Physicians and Surgeons College, saw 260 students graduating with degrees and post graduates degrees in Information Technology and management after successfully completing the course requirement.
Dr. Baffour said the paradigm had sifted from the industrial through to the electronic revolution and called on Ghanaians, particularly graduates to take advantage and change their environment.
He said there are unlimited possibilities in the new world of technology that must be taken to help solve the county's problems.
He also encouraged the graduates to put their ideas together to start new technology products.
He said although they will face some challenges in the working world, they should not relent in their efforts, saying 'you can rise from ashes to riches.'
Kapil Gupta, Chairman of the Governing Council of SMU Ghana, acknowledged the support the institution had received from the Ghanaian community since its inception in 2008.
'This encourages us and strengthens our confidence that we shall reach the goals that we have set for ourselves,' he said.
Gupta said the university had established a new campus in Kumasi as part of its commitment to serve students and professionals in the Ashanti regions as well as neighboring countries.
'We have also invested significantly in a new seven-storey building closer to the present SMU building which can serve the student population better,' he said.
By Jamila Akweley Okertchiri