UG Celebrates "The Majesty of Christmas"

Christmas is full of bright colours, merrymaking and happiness. The holiday season encourages togetherness by bringing people, loved ones and families together to share and spread love. It is for this reason that the Public Affairs Directorate partnered with the School of Performing Arts to organise the 2021 Service of Nine Lessons, Carols and Nativity Stories dubbed, ‘The Majesty of Christmas’ to usher the University community into the Christmas festive season.

Rev. Prof. Joseph Osafo Adu, Head, Psychology Department and a member of the Chaplaincy Board delivered the Christmas message. He reminded the Community of God’s love and desire to restore humanity.

Rev. Prof. Adu explained the significance of the Service of Nine Lessons read as illustrating redemption, restoration and Jesus becoming a mediator between God and man. He laid emphasis on how God yearns to constantly be in a relationship with man and encouraged the gathering to stay connected to God.

Rev. Prof. Joseph Osafo Adu

The first to the ninth lessons were taken from various sections of the Bible and were read by various leaders and Union representatives from the University community, namely, Mr. Obed Okpoti Odoi (President, University of Ghana Jubilee Choir); Ms. Lordina Ampah (Representative, Senior Staff Association of Universities of Ghana (SSA-UoG), Legon Chapter); Prof. Awo Mana Asiedu (Acting Dean, School of Performing Arts); Mrs. Gloria Obeng-Benefo (Representative, Federation of Universities Senior Staff Association (FUSSAG), Legon); Mrs. Naa Ahenei Adjei (Representative, Teachers and Educational Workers Union of Ghana (TEWU), Legon Chapter); Prof. Ransford Gyampo (Secretary of the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG), Legon Chapter); Dr. Benjamin Amakye-Boateng (Lecturer, Department of Music and Director, UG Jubilee Choir); Mr. Michael Owusu Ansah (President of Ghana Association of University Administrators (GAUA), Legon Chapter) and Prof. Nana Aba Appiah Amfo (Vice-Chancellor).

 Prof. Ransford Gyampo

Prof. Nana Aba Appiah Amfo

A unique feature about the Service was the festive spirit created by the richly decorated Recreational Quadrangle, lifting anyone's mood.

The exceptional performances by University of Ghana Jubilee Choir, Legon Chorale Ensemble, Abibigromma, and guest performers, the Akoo Show Choir added colour and pomp to the event.