The two day programme consisted of 192 graduates from the College of Basic and Applied Science (CBAS), 1,550 from the College of Education (CoE), 581 from the College of Health Sciences (CHS) and 4264 from the College of Humanities (CoH).
The graduating students received various certificates conferred on them by Prof. Kwabena Ahwoi, Chairman of the University Council.
Prof. Ebenezer Oduro Owusu in his address said the university had been working hard to ensure that it would continue to be the University of choice for students.
He cited the example of the University placing 5th in the 2016 Times Higher Education (THE) World Ranking ahead of its peers in Ghana and West Africa as a result of the hard work of the management of the University.
“Our vision to position the University of Ghana as a “Go to University” is on course. Management has set up strategic teams with the responsibility to come up with strategies that would advance the vision,” he added.
On graduate studies, he said the school had developed two new masters programme which had received accreditation from the National Accreditation Board.
They included MA in Educational Leadership and Management and Msc in Geo-Information Science.
The Vice -Chancellor reiterated the university’s commitment to ensuring that all teaching faculty acquire PhDs or terminal degrees by 2018.
He disclosed that each year the university provides funding support for faculty members to enroll on PhD programmes, adding that 93 faculty members had benefited from the scheme which had helped to chalk a 98 per cent success rate before the end date.
Prof. Oduro challenged the graduands to improve upon their critical skills, and also be worthy ambassadors of the university.
“Remember that it is a competitive world, and to be in the lead, you need to always strive to make a difference; just a one degree shift from the norm and you will be in the lead”, he said.
Mr. Kimathi Kuenyehia, Managing Partner at Kimathi and Partners, who was the congregation speaker for the Saturday afternoon session, advised the graduands to keep their integrity, manners and also develop their skills.
“Another great key to success is to cultivate the habit of reading and gaining knowledge,” he said.
By Dennis Kwame Amegede