The Rector of Pentecost University, Dr. Daniel Okyere Walker has urged graduates of the school to be agent of peace and development to support the transformation of the country.
According to him, when tenets of good morals and peaceful coexistence are imbibed in students on campus, they become responsible in ensuring peace building to transform society.
The Rector was addressing the school’s eighth congregation on Saturday, during which 627 students, comprising 83 graduate students and 536 undergraduates graduated.
Speaking on the theme, ” Empowering our generation to drive change through peace building and societal transformation, ” he said the quest for power has destroyed most economies in the world, adding that there was the need for peaceful environment to power the youth to utilise their potential to transform societies.
Today’s world, he said, calls for the vibrant use of technology, networking and an effective socio economic environment to succeed, however without peace all of these will not materialise.
He congratulated the graduands and urged them to build integrity and culture of hard to enable them to succeed in working endeavours, reminding them of the need to be mindful of their Christian values.
The Rector asked them to consider their degrees as the key to explore opportunities and to contribute in changing the status quo for the benefit of society.
Prof. Joseph Ghartey Ampiah, Vice Chancellor of the University of Cape Coast, PUC’s mentoring institution, in his address, also said peace and technology were intertwined making it difficult for technology to flourish without peace.
He said promoting a culture of peace was the responsibility of all Ghanaians, adding that when the capabilities of the youth are not channeled to good use, it has the tendency to be misapplied for violence.
He, therefore, urged academic institutions to support students to channel their capabilities to good use to benefit society.
He tasked the graduates to be agents of transformation by understanding the challenges of the society and overcome them.