The Zenith University College (ZUC) has held its 4th congregation in Accra with a call on the grandaunts to make a difference in their various fields of endervour.
The Rector of ZUC, Professor Stephen Takyi-Asiedu who made call said urged the grandaunts must refuse to magnify small challenges but rather embrace seemingly difficult options and make the best of very situation they find themselves in.
A total of 645 students graduated with certificates from their various disciplines of study.
Professor Takyi-Asiedu urged the grandaunts to utilise the training they have received from the college and work hard.
“What we all choose to see has the greatest influence on how we react to situation in life but many people choose to see the impossible and die without trying” he said.
He announced that college would in January next year introduce Diploma programmes in business studies to serve as an entry qualification for students who do not have a qualification to enroll in the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA).
“Similarly the school will by 2016 introduce the Local Bachelor of law programme as soon as it completes the accreditation and affiliation process required for the initiation of the programme’ he said.
Professor Joseph Anamuah-Mensah, the Chairman of Council for ZUC said it was about time tertiary institutions begin to manage their institutions as service providers with sophisticated clients in a fast changing environment to satisfy the demands of the job market.
He stressed the need for a constant review of the course contents offered in the universities to enable the grandaunts to keep pace with the dynamic economic trends.
He said there was an urgent need to address the poor standards of education in basic school.
“A recent report on global ranking states that if Ghana the lowest ranked country , achieved basic skills for its 15 year olds, it would expand its currents Gross Domestic Products by 38 times over the lifetime of the youths of today” he said.
By Linda Aryeetey