Dominion University holds maiden congregation

The graduating students taking the graduation oath.Photo Victor A. BuxtonThe Dominion University College (DUC) held its maiden congregation on Saturday with a charge on graduates to uphold integrity, character and workplace competence.

A total of 61 students graduated and were presented with certificates for their outstanding performance in their respective disciplines.

Seven students earned first class honours, 34, second class upper division; with 20 attaining second class lower division. No third class honours was recorded.

Professor George K.T Oduro, Pro-Vice Chancellor of the University of Cape Coast (UCC), DUC’s mentoring institution, in his address said the challenge to fight corruption and low productivity in the country, could be addressed when people exhibit integrity, good character and were competent to handle jobs.

He urged the graduates not to conform to poor working attitude as they enter the field of work but dare to challenge the status quo and bring about transformation in the country.

“Whatever you do in the field of work, remember DUC and ask yourself, am I exhibiting the attitude of integrity, character that will befit what the school values and competencies that are required to ensure that the job I’m doing achieves the goal for which you were employed?”

He assured that UCC would continue to support the university to offer quality education to students until it charters.

Touching on the upcoming elections, Prof. Oduro said quality education can only be sustained in the country when peace exist, and therefore called on all to uphold the peace.

For his part, the Chancellor of DUC, Archbishop Duncan-Williams congratulated the pioneering class for their excellent academic achievement, and challenged them not to relent but continue to be pacesetters in the outside world and set standards for continuing students.

Professor Wisdom Gagakuma, the President of the institution stated that the school would soon add on to its programmes to ensure holistic quality education for students.

He implored graduands to “live by the virtues and knowledge inbuilt in you and do not join any association of unemployed graduates. Strive to be good stewards and ambassadors of this noble institution”.

 

By Abigail Annoh

 

 

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