UG Holds July Congregation

A total of 1,442 students have graduated at various levels in the University of Ghana at the July Congregation. The Congregation was divided into two sessions. The morning session graduated students from; the University of Ghana Business School, School of Nursing, School of Pharmacy, Faculty of Engineering Sciences and Faculty of Social Sciences. Students who were graduated in the afternoon session were from the Graduate School and the Faculty of Science.

The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Ernest Aryeetey reiterated that Congregation was an occasion to celebrate the men and women who have excelled in their various academic disciplines; and who having met the necessary requirements for graduating had become eligible for various degrees. 

Prof. Ernest Aryeetey noted that, at the Bachelor’s Level, a total of 45 students which represents 7.2% of the graduating class obtained a First Class Honours, 229 students or 36.6% obtained Second Class Upper, 306 students representing 49% Second Class Lower, and 34 students or 5.4% obtained Third Class. He added that, 26.7% of Certificate and Diploma students obtained distinctions, with the remaining students obtaining Passes.

The morning session was presided over by the Chairman of the University Council, Hon. Justice Dr. Samuel Kofi Date-Bah, while the afternoon session was presided over by the Chancellor of the University of Ghana, His Excellency Mr. Kofi Annan who conferred the degrees, diplomas and certificates.

Prof. Ernest Aryeetey explained that, the University’s focus has been to improve the teaching and learning environment for both students and faculty. He said, improving the quality of academic staff has been crucial and creating a better set of learning opportunities has always been a major motivation.

The Vice Chancellor, and Principal of University of Pretoria, Prof. Cheryl de la Rey, the Congregation speaker for the morning session was represented by Prof. Jaegar of the University of Pretoria.  The Vice Chancellor of the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, Prof. Isaac Adewole was the Congregation Guest Speakers for the afternoon session.

Valedictory addresses were also delivered by Ms. Irene Narh, Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing in the morning session and an M.Phil. Graduand, Ms. Margaret SakaAcheampong, for the afternoon session.

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Vice-Chancellor's Speech
Valedictory Addresses
Valedictory Speech Delivered By Miss Irene Narh
Valedictory Speech By Miss Margaret Saka Acheampong

Full Video of Congregation