Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, KNUST has held the 2nd graduation ceremony for 28 government health training institutions across Ghana at the New Auditorium and the auditorium of the Business School. About 5,332 students obtained diplomas at the short graduation ceremony which took place on Thursday, 28th and Friday, 29th May, 2015. The ceremony had three sessions each day.
A total number of 2,608 students graduated on the first day. Graduands from Bawku, Bolgatanga, Cape Coast, Atibie and Navrongo health colleges had their ceremony in the first session on the first day. In the second session graduands from Jirapa, Korle-Bu and Tamale had their turn while the third session was made up of graduands from Akim Oda, Dunkwa, Nkawkaw, Koforidua and Sunyani.
A total of 2,724 students graduated on the second day. Students from the health institutions of 37 Military Hospital, Ho, Hohoe, Tarkwa, Twifo Praso, Tepa and Winneba had their ceremony during the first session. The second session comprised colleges from Sekondi, Mampong, Offinso and SDA, Kumasi. Students from Berekum and Agogo had their turn during the third session.
Professor William Otoo Ellis, the Vice-Chancellor congratulated the graduands and observed that they had been equipped for good works and that it was time for them to go out and give back to society by affecting their generation and their communities. He advised that they should be diligent and conscientious in their output and professional career.
Prof. Ellis observed that we currently live in a knowledge economy where the desire to acquire more knowledge and innovate has become very pronounced. Therefore he encouraged the graduands not to be content with their current level but aspire to climb higher and see the sky as the limit.