About 147 students have been awarded various degrees and diplomas by the Accra Business School at its 8th congregation ceremony.
The graduands consisted of 80 MBAs, 16 Postgraduate Diplomas in Business Administration and 31 Level 7 Extended Diploma Students.
Held in Accra at the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences, under the theme: 'The Work-Ready Graduate', the event brought together the academia and stakeholders in the educational sector.
The guest speaker was the Minister of Education Dr Matthew Owusu Prempeh who was represented by the Head of Corporate Affairs at the National Council for Tertiary Education, Nii Adotei Abraham.
Also present to confer the awards/degrees was Pro-Vice-Chancellor of KNUST Prof. Rita Dickson.
Constituting the congregation, the Chairman of the Court of Governors of the Accra Business School Prof. Kwame Omane-Antwi expressed delight to congregate the graduands by awarding various degrees and diplomas to people who have been equipped with employable skills relevant to today's complex market.
The Accra Business School, he observed, has for the last years focused on producing a human resource base equipped with the tools of transforming leaders for economic development.
He urged the students to go out to the job market and become the gatekeepers of economic management.
Welcoming guests, President of the Institute, Bishop Gideon Titi-Ofei was optimistic the Accra Business School's mission of transforming Ghana's vast human resource into high productive human capital is on course.
He said transforming Ghana's human resource capital into a highly productive base cannot be left to the private sector alone, as such government should step up its efforts with a vision to develop students with requisite skills to produce successful and appropriate graduate employability as a benefit to all stakeholders.
He explained that a shift of attitude is thus needed to bring about the changes where important stakeholders assume a variety of roles in identifying employable skills, enhancing the mobility of graduates and university faculty and facilitating the transitional phase for new graduates.
Bishop Titi-Ofei was happy to announce some new developments in 2020 including the enrollment of 70 students to begin its new 12-month MSc in Accounting and Finance, introducing 5 new MSc programmes by first quarter of next year (MSc Public Affairs, MSc Communication and International Marketing, MSc Financial Economics, MSc Digital Marketing and Channel Management and MSc Logistics), opening the Accra Doctoral Centre in a facility to be known as 'Christ Square' and finally the Accra Business School in collaboration with Westminster Business School hosting the African Business Leaders in London Summer School.
The guest speaker, Dr Matthew Owusu Prempeh admitted that tertiary education must produce a highly productive human resource capital so that government will continue to engage all stakeholders such as the Accra Business School to drive the course.
He lamented the increase of graduate unemployment in the country and assured that the government will continue to introduce innovative programmes to change the status quo.
The Accra Business School is a prestigious Christian Business School accredited to offer globally recognized postgraduate, undergraduate and professional programmes in a Christ-centered scholarly environment that integrates faith and learning.
The school is an affiliate of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Australian Institute of Business (AIB), Adelaide, Australia and the awards for Training and Higher Education, Norwich, UK.
The Institute has a mission to develop a new breed of global business leaders educated to global standards who can create jobs, increase incomes and reduce poverty in Africa.