More than 1,100 students graduate from College of Humanities

Accra – The University of Ghana has graduated 1,100 students, who had successfully completed their four-year study from the College of Humanities.

Mr Andy Mensah, HR partner for IBM Ghana Ltd, who was the Guest speaker for the occasion, advised the graduating class to be responsible for their own life and success; adding that the degree was a launching pad to their success.

He said they should continue to improve themselves and build networks of good people around them.

The HR Partner said they should have a purpose and be the driver of their own destiny.

“You must have an aim by now, you should know what you want to be, have a target carreer or occupation, he advised and urged them to avoid comparing themselves with others as the path of success was different for everyone.

Mr Mensah said that there were many graduates who set their minds on making money but experience had shown that those who pursue money were in the end not fulfilled.

As you get to work don’t look for money but work to provide value, solve problem and people will pay you for your solutions,” he said.

He urged them to be honest because integrity and good character had great reward.

Advising them not to cut corners for rewards, he said that companies these days rewarded honesty, adding that there was nothing better than the feeling of having worked honestly and being paid for it.

“Don’t go to work and play game, chat via social media using your phones and other behaviour; note that when it gets to promotion nobody will mind you and you will think that nobody likes you.

He said that they may fail a couple of times but in such events they must derive strength from the experience and move on.

“You will fail a few times but you know what, failing does not make you a failure, it is when you believe you are a failure- that is when you fail. When you repeat the same mistakes that is when you are a failure” he advised.

Professor Ebenezer Oduro Owusu, Vice Chancellor of UG, said the University registered a total number of 11,216 students into various programmes mounted at its campuses in the 2018/2019 academic year. The number consists of 5,828 males and 5,388 females.

Source: Ghana News Agency