Published: 06 Jul 2017 Source: University Relations Office (URO)
Teknokrat Nana Akwasi Awuah, Legal Practitioner and an expert in Corporate Law
Nana Akwasi Awuah, an alumnus, who is a legal practitioner and an expert in Corporate Law, has challenged graduating students of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) to be creative. He also stressed the need to strive to use the knowledge and expertise acquired in their education to address developmental challenges in the society.
Nana Awuah explained that all over the world, universities are known to champion the cause of the people through research and the generation of new ideas. He was addressing the opening session of the 51st Congregation of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).
Teknokrat Nana Awuah noted that the job market had become more complex and competitive and that only creative and resilient graduates could survive in these difficult times. He advised the graduands to explore avenues to further their education to improve efficiency on the job. Nana Awuah was grateful to the university authorities and the faculty members in general for their hard work in helping to shape the future of many students.
Professor Imoro Braimah, Provost, College of Humanities and Social Sciences
In his address, Professor Imoro Braimah, Provost, stated that university education was supposed to equip students with skills and attitudes necessary to enable them to be useful to society. He added that having attended KNUST, they have been prepared for industry and the world at large and he went on to challenge the graduands to be hardworking, innovative, humble and focused in order to achieve more for the purpose for which they were trained.
The Provost also revealed that during this academic year the college has seen improvement in infrastructural projects as the College had channeled a lot of internally generated funds into projects.
A total of 2,200 students passed out with first degree certificates and out of this, 48 per cent were females. More than 200 candidates graduated with first class honours.