Regional News of Sunday, 25 November 2012
The African University College of Communication (AUCC) on Saturday held its 9th graduation ceremony with the call on graduates to make a change not only in their world view but in the lives of others.
The ceremony on the theme: “Education in an era of globalization and convergence”, saw 77 students, 27 Diploma holders and 50 Degree holders graduating after satisfying the stated conditions of the college.
Mr Kojo Yankah, President of the college, said the ceremony also marks the tenth anniversary of the founding of the institution.
He said the institution over the years has achieved a lot, including the introduction of various programmes for degree and diploma courses, received re-accreditation by the National Accreditation Board, introduced internet radio, and received post graduate scholarships from Ohio University and Clark Atlanta Universities.
He said between 2008 and 2010, the AUCC also signed various memoranda of understanding to collaborate with a number of universities abroad including the University of the Bahamas, Morehouse College, Atlanta, Simmons College, Boston, Clark Atlanta University, and Ohio University.
Mr Yankah said the College, guided by a strategic plan, had put all the necessary structures in place to meet the challenges and expectations saying the institution would not compromise on their pursuit for excellence.
“We have been taught that excellence was risking more, dreaming more and expecting more than others think it’s possible”, he added.
He said the College has also acquired new sites in various parts of the country for their major expansion drive, saying that all their new sites were on hills, depicting their confidence and growing stature.
He urged graduates not to take mediocrities as a norm, but when everything seems to be going against them, they should remember that the airplane takes off against the wind and not with the wind.
Mr Fritz Baffour, Minister of Information, said education was very crucial to development, and Ghana could not stay isolated since whatever occurs in the global world affected us.
He said we need to raise the standards of our education system, in order for our level of education to be compared to what happens in the global world.
Mr Baffour congratulated the graduates and called on them to make a positive impact where ever they found themselves, since the world of work was a more competitive and challenging one.