September 21, 2022

Ghana: 607 students graduated from VVU

Oyibi — About 607 students graduated last Saturday from the Oyibi Campus of Valley View University (VVU) in Greater Accra in the 2021/2022 academic year.

The graduates, including 302 women, included 26 from the Adult and Distance Education Center, 63 from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, 52 from the Faculty of Science and 37 from the Business School, 219 from the business school, 138 from the school of nursing and midwifery and another 72 from the graduate school.

The University’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor William Kofi Koomson, speaking at the ceremony, said the school had adequately prepared them (the graduates) to face the world boldly as such. must believe in God and work hard to achieve their goals.

He said that the VVU Christian education they have acquired is only 50% of what they need to succeed in their professional careers, i.e. the skills necessary to succeed in life, adding: “You have acquired the technical knowledge to progress in your fields, but you will meet thousands and millions of graduates who will compete with you, which is why you must use the remaining 50% to prove your worth and develop it”, he added.

Prof Koomson said personal life and professional development is that tacit knowledge that has been essential for the transition phase between university education and the world of work. So, as long as they work hard, no one can stop them from achieving their goals.

He reminded them of the hallmark of the University which is “excellence, integrity and service in order to promote harmonious development wherever they are in order to always be the best.

“Perseverance is the twin sister of excellence, when you have integrity your words mean something because they have value, and you also strive to serve God and humanity in a meaningful way,” he said. he adds.

The University, Prof Koomson said, would soon launch a four-year program to educate teaching and non-teaching staff about the service.

Dubbed: 2022 – 2025 Vision for service to Good and Humanity, it would focus on improving service delivery, strengthening VVU programs, graduate and undergraduate teaching and learning, including the public service, to meet community challenges.

He said graduate and undergraduate projects would reflect the 2025 vision, warning that students must pass all three components of theory, practice and service to God and humanity before their projects pass. to the next step.

Rev. Samuel O. Davies of the British Union Conference of the Seventh Day Adventurist Church (SDA) urged graduates to continue to work hard and exercise self-discipline to uplift the image of their alma mater.

He charged them to remember and always be grateful to all whose contributions have made it this far.

Mr. Emmanuel Adjei Opoku, the top student, on behalf of his colleagues, commended the University for shaping their lives in service to humanity and assured that the VVU light would continue to reflect and shine in their endeavours.