Kwahu-Abetifi, Ghana – The Presbyterian University, Ghana, celebrated its 17th graduation ceremony with the conferment of certificates to a total of 557 graduates from various academic disciplines.
The ceremony, held at Kwahu-Abetifi, marked a significant milestone for these students, with 256 males and 301 females receiving their undergraduate degrees, while 59 others achieved master's degrees.
Of note, this cohort of graduates is the first group to receive certificates from the institution since it was granted a Charter, officially establishing it as a fully-fledged university.
The breakdown of academic performance among the graduates showcased remarkable achievements, with 69 students obtaining first-class honours, 261 securing second-class upper honours, 213 earning second-class lower honours, and 12 graduating with third-class honours. Additionally, two students received pass degrees.
During the ceremony, Professor John Ofosu-Anim, Vice Chancellor of the University, made a significant announcement: 12 of the inaugural law students from the Presbyterian University were admitted to the Ghana School of Law and recently called to the bar.
He congratulated these pioneering students and encouraged all graduates to recognize that their newly acquired skills and certificates were tools for unlocking their potential and making a difference in society.
Reverend Professor JOY Mante, Moderator of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana and Chancellor of the University highlighted the Presbyterian University's commitment to providing education grounded in values and morality.
He reminded the graduates that their certificates represented not the end but the beginning of their journey. Each certificate, he emphasized, is a tool that society expects it to use to address its challenges and make meaningful contributions.
In addition to addressing the graduating students, Reverend Professor JOY Mante took the opportunity to bid farewell to the University community, as his tenure as both Moderator and Chancellor of the University concludes on November 30th.
He expressed his gratitude to all who had supported him during his time of service and affirmed his readiness to continue providing guidance and support from the sidelines as the Presbyterian University, Ghana, advances in its mission and aspirations within the academic community.