Ms. Sandra Thompson, Secretary of the Bank of Ghana, delivered a keynote address during the University of Ghana's congregational ceremony for undergraduate programs at the College of Education, offering advice to graduates on navigating their professional journeys.
Thompson emphasized the importance of embracing the process of hard work and continuous learning, advising graduates to study their superiors to succeed in their fields of discipline.
She highlighted the significance of progression, stating, “In consonance with the laws of nature, we will all crawl before we walk, and we will walk before we run, and that process is immutable.”
Encouraging graduates to be intentional about their growth, career, and journey, Thompson stressed the necessity of complementing hard skills with soft skills and traits to succeed in today's world.
She cautioned against the “microwave mentality” of instant gratification, urging graduates to be patient and intentional in their pursuit of success.
Professor Nana Aba Appiah Amfo, the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ghana, also addressed the gathering, highlighting the university's achievements in research and international recognition.
She announced significant funding disbursements for research initiatives and highlighted the university's impressive ranking among world-class institutions.
Nana Betse Morson, the best-graduating student with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, echoed determination and perseverance as key factors in their achievements, reflecting the sentiment shared by Ms. Thompson regarding the importance of hard work and continuous learning in achieving success.