President of Graduate Students Association of Ghana of Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GRASAG-GIMPA) Mr. Raphael Apetorgbor has urged post-graduate matriculants of the institute to take every bit of their academic time seriously.
Speaking at the matriculation ceremony of post-graduate students of GIMPA, he said it is in the best interest of students and Ghanaians at large to regard time as a resource to develop the country productively.
According to him, in spite of the much touted “corruption” canker in Ghana and Africa, time as a factor has contributed immensely to the underdevelopment in most African countries.
“To the matriculants, I entreat each one of you to be conscious of the way you manage your time in order to make progress in life. Let's do away with the Africa punctuality syndrome and respect time. Time is the regulator of the world and needs to be respected,” he said in an interview.
As part of his speech, he urge matriculants to be responsible, transparent and ethical in their dealings on campus.
“You are enjoined to make the students handbook a must read in order to be familiar with the rules and regulations that should guide the behavior of students on campus,” he added.
Mr. Apetorgbor however lauded management of GIMPA for putting up ultra -modern edifice for the graduate school to make teaching and learning conducive.