Dr. Jemima Lomotey, a member of the Board of Trustees of Wisconsin International University College (WIUC) has charged students to develop unique traits that would make them effectively deliver on the field of work, after graduation.
“The job market today is filled with many unemployed graduates and it is fast becoming a norm that many complete universities without getting jobs. That is why you need a competitive advantage to enable you perform.”
Dr. Lomotey gave the advice at the 14th matriculation ceremony of the WIUC on Saturday where 999 new students were admitted into various programmes of the college.
The matriculants, from 19 African countries consist of 490 males and 509 females.
The new students took the matriculation oath which enjoined them to observe the rules and regulations of the institution, study diligently and be of good behaviour to promote the good image of the university.
Dr. Lomotey in her speech challenged the matriculants to dare to make a difference as they pursued excellence by setting achievable goals for themselves and prioritise them above other issues.
She warned them against social media platforms and group chats that waste productive hours adding that, time was of essence if they wanted to achieve greater feats in life.
“Nothing good comes on a silver platter. To excel, you need to be self-disciplined, doing the right thing at the right time. Believe that nothing is beyond the reach of determination,” she admonished them.
Dr.Carlos Arrow, acting Vice Chancellor of the College, asked the new students to exhibit right attitude in order to excel, saying “completing your programmes of study successfully depends largely on you. It depends on how well you conduct yourselves and how seriously you take your studies.”
He assured them of the support of the university, saying that more opportunities would be created to promote academic excellence and scholarship.
By Abigail Annoh